Here’s the deal. Barbie (aka Mattel) has teamed up with Walmart for a unique event November 8th from noon to 3pm. To teach kids about sustainability, and to conduct an innovative experiment on the possibilities of recycling toys, they have created an opportunity for girls nationwide to participate in recyling, charity and just plain fun..
Just bring an old Barbie into your local Walmart on Nov 8th, and place it in one of the big pink recycling bins. Mattel will then donate one brand new Barbie to a local childrens hospital-while the companies use the old Barbies to experiment with recycling.
Make sure you bring your digital camera, because you will have the chance to take your child’s picture with Barbie, and then receive a free voucher to go back to the photo department and get it printed out. About 1000 stores will have a “live” Barbie for pictures, all the rest nationwide will have a cutout to be posed next to.
And as with any event like this, there will be additional “Barbie Themed” freebies and giveaways available. With the popularity of Barbie these days, I’d make sure to get their early for the most “stuff”.
What a great event! Use it as a chance to talk with your children about the importance of sustainability issues, and about giving. Princess was very excited to learn that by giving an old Barbie that she no longer plays with, she will be helping a sick child get a brand new one. We will be hitting the store early on November 8th-ready to go at noon sharp!