It was the start of a busy morning when my son and I arrived at the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas. I was there partnering with Post Pebbles to help capture the joy & creativity that they brought to the community. This post, Post Pebbles Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Dallas was sponsored by Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own.
Post Pebbles Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Dallas
To inspire creativity, Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal partnered with local artist, Daniel Yanez and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas to paint a colorful mural on the outside wall of the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club. Post Pebbles announced that if the mural were completed within 24 hrs, they would double their original donation, and gift a total of $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. Kids from both clubs were there to lend a hand along with members of the community. Did they do it? Did they get the mural painted on time…read on my friends!
The day went something like this.
The event started at 10 am with the first group of kids (youngest to oldest) in groups of 4 or 5 lining up for their turn to help paint the mural that artist, Daniel Yanez had started earlier. The team had until 1 pm that day to get the mural finished for Post Pebbles to double their donation amount. I was so excited that they allowed my son to help. I wasn’t going to bring him out with me, but circumstances arose, and he had to come with me. The Pebbles girls treated my son just like one of the members of the community. He was a happy boy!!
Every time a new group of kids lined up to have their turn to paint I noticed how happy and excited they were to be able to contribute to the painting of the mural. I felt so grateful to be there. These kids will be able to drive by that building and show their friends and family that they helped paint that wall. What a blessing.
There were “Pebbles” inspired activities and games to play throughout the day. Some yummy Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles snacks were served as well as a special treat. Music from the Kidd Kraddick’s radio show was also a big hit. Lots more fun stuff for the kids to do too.
It wouldn’t be a fun event without a cute backdrop for photos. I have to say Post Pebbles had some cute props. That’s my son and me.
There were several TV Stations conducting interviews with Daniel Yanez, and as many kids as they could. The kids thought this was fun and showed their personality as the person behind the camera asked them questions. Hopefully, some of you saw it on TV on Channel 33, and I believe Channel 23.
Paint was everywhere
I spotted this little girl running into the gym with a huge smile on her face and a fresh coat of green color on her hands. This photo captured her excitement. I also saw paint in many places other than the mural – seriously paint was everywhere.
Later that day I saw a young teenager that had painted her whole face! Can you imagine how these young children felt all day?
Even though this big guy was the “guardian of the donuts” and wouldn’t let my son have seconds until every kid had their first, (all in fun) he made friends with my son later in the day in more ways than one. I’m glad I captured these photos of them talking and eating donuts together. Oh, and speaking of donuts…
It wouldn’t be a Post Pebbles event without donuts sprinkled with Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles Cereal. These delicious snacks were the bomb! I love what this sign says too. Being a native Texas, and a huge fan of Dallas, it meant a lot to me that a massive company like Post Pebbles Cereal came to Dallas to show that they care about our town.
Here’s the finished mural. Didn’t Daniel Yanez and the kids do a fabulous job? Pretty cool, uh? They finished on time with time to spare. Everyone was happy, and the outcome was magnificent.
The day ended with a few high fives and a donation of $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. That’s a lot of money, and I know it will be put to good use in the near future.
Post Pebbles Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Dallas. To see the mural in person, the address is: Oak Cliff Boys and Girls Club, 2907 Linfield Road, Dallas, TX 75216