Spread the love and win $2,000 for your community

Can your selfie have a positive impact and earn $2,000 for your community? That's what I want to talk about today. 

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Many of you know that before my children were born (or even thought of) my husband and I went through job loss and a massive pay cut in the same day. We faced loosing our house and we clawed our way out of debt and into a better life for ourselves. 

Whenever I think about that time in our lives I feel a real sense of terror. Yes, we are much better prepared to weather a financial storm. Yes, we are much stronger people now. But those feelings don't go away.

And when I add my children to that mix the terror increases. I cannot imagine facing losing my home while I was pregnant or had a small child. And then I think of the the hundreds of people in my community who feel that very real terror. 

I know that I would have a place to go, but for many families there are no options. There are no places to go. A job loss, a pay cut and these families would be out on the street. 

That's why I am so excited to tell you that Huggies brand diapers has started the "Spread the Love" campaign. The Spread the Love campaign is giving away $2,000 grants to deserving programs that serve their communities. 

I am nominating Family Promises  of Baldwin County, a homeless shelter and housing assistance program for families who have nowhere else to go. 

You can nominate your own community program for the grant

It is SO easy to participate just snap a photo of yourself and post it to Instagram and Twitter, tag it #UltraHug and nominate community project of choice. 

You can choose a specific event or community effort, a non-profit, park, rec center, school... the list goes on and one. 

Just snap a selfie and use the hashtag #UltraHug to nominate your own charity or program for a donation. 

Huggies will be accepting all selfies with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative. Click here to read the official rules.

What about you? What program would you nominate?