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Giving Back with Volvo

The holidays are upon us and so is the season of giving. I love giving gifts to family and friends, but I love giving to those in need more. I am so blessed with all that I have and there is nothing like sharing those blessings with others. It’s important to me that my children understand the importance of giving back. Though the boys may be young and Odette still a baby, it’s never too early to teach social responsibility. This year, my family and are holding a toy and clothing drive for the families affected by the recent hurricanes. Put through so much devastation, families from Texas to Puerto Rico are struggling to put their lives back in order and return to normalcy. With so much clean up as well as lack of power and supplies, these families more than ever need to feel the holiday spirit. By rounding up toys and clothes, my family wants to bring Christmas to them.The other day, we packed into our Volvo XC90 to head down to the local toy store to begin on our giving journey. I love buckling my kids into the Volvo, not only because my little zoo can fit securely in the back seats, but also because I know that this car is one of the safest cars on the road. It’s always such a delight to see my kids’ smiles from the rear view window, and this day, the smiles were so contagious. Shep and Tom (and baby Odette!) were so excited to be giving to and sharing with those in need. The kids picked out such great gifts to give, and we were able to fill our donation boxes in no time. Luckily, my Volvo had ample trunk space to load and hold our goodies as we headed to the collection box!

My children have really taken the spirit of giving to heart. I am so glad that I am raising such socially aware kids, and the Volvo XC90 makes our toy and clothing drives that much easier. Sharing and giving to others are what the holidays are all about.

Thank you Volvo for sponsoring this post!

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  • Jocelyn ??

    Funny how all those pics were taken outside your house! Next time try taking pictures in town where you are ACTUALLY helping people! Nobody is buying this crap. And what’s with all the adds? I know you gotta make your own money but dude, GET A JOB! Stop living off ads and your husband oh and kissing your kid on the lips? Come on! What’s wrong with you???

    • CC

      GET A LIFE!!!!!

      • Christine

        Do you know who follows people they don’t like and comments negatively on things they know nothing about? Trolls. What do you think you’re actually bringing to the discussion here? It’s clearly an ad. It’s not intended to deceive nor is it harmful. I think you better hurry over to Jensen’s Instagram because he kissed his daughter on the lips in a picture too. I’m sure you’d want to set him straight too.

    • Allie

      Leave Genevive alone guys

  • Erin

    I grew up with a single mom who worked way harder than she should’ve had to just to make ends meet. We never had a lot of extra (still don’t), but she always taught me to give back and help others when possible. Those lessons have stuck with me my whole life, and helping people and making someone smile is actually my greatest joy in life now.

  • Akshaya

    This is beautiful, Gen! You’re doing an amazing work and let us know if we can help out any way ❤️
    And thank you for sharing this with us. I always look forward to more posts on your blog as you writing style is very captivating and you have the best stories to tell.

  • Hailey Owens

    Thank you so much for these posts and for what you do! Be careful traveling and have fun!! ?

  • Laura D.

    Thank you for what you do. I always enjoy your posts. Great way to get the kids involved. Keep up the good work.

  • Shandi

    Thought this was live

  • Kendra

    This is so kind! I love that both you and Jar are teaching the kinds how to help in the world!

  • Maggie

    What a lovely thing you are teaching your children, Gen. Happiest of holidays to all of you. Namaste.

  • Elly (El) Wetthuh

    Love this! Everything you and your family does to make the world a better place . You inspire me and many others.

  • Minnie giesenhagen

    You r so right it is I love donateing too I got a bunch of stuff I packed away I’m going to take to the local thrift stores I am moving hopefully soon and cleaned my house and donated probably 20 or so boxes and some furniture happy holidays to yall and happy new yrs I hope y’all have a blessed holiday

  • Grace Ellinger

    I think it is amazing that you are teaching your kids the importance of giving to those in need and I agree, Volvo cars are great. Bless this post!

  • CC

    I love that you and Jared do so much good for the world. I do not love the way “fans” treat you because of it. It’s like nothing you do will ever be good enough for those lifeless trolls. It’s sickening!!! You do so much good for the world, only to be torn down and treated like crap. That’s not okay at all.

  • Christine

    Lovely pictures.

  • Allie

    Genevive I love your posts!

  • Milica

    Thank you for always giving back and teaching your kids to do the same

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