My personal fav
It’s chewy. It’s yummy. It will save you when it smells like a small animal has died in your mouth. It’s gum! Personally, I’m a Big Red fan but I like pretty much anything. I love how I can just pop a piece in when I’m feeling a hungry, bored, or to clean up a dirty mouth. I was one of those kids who had a pacifier for way too long, and ended up with a life-time oral fixation. <Insert obvious joke here> Gum has been a part of my daily life for as long as I can remember. In fact, the measure of a good friend in high school was if they would give you their very last piece of gum or not. I know you remember those days. Thank goodness for good friends and sticks of gum.
The only draw back to gum for me, has always been the trash. You always find those pesky gum wrappers in your purse, in your car, and even in your dryer. And don’t even get me started on gum on the ground. Who knew there was an organization called the Chewing Gum Action Group who have been working since 2003 to figure out a solution to irresponsible gum and wrapper disposal. CGAG knows that the best way to stop gum litter is to nip it in the bud at the source. By funding campaigns to help change the behavior or gum smackers, CGAC is actually helping to clean up our communities. If you’ve ever stepped in gum while you’re just minding your own business than you can truly appreciate why this is so important. Gum is meant to be in the wrapper, in your mouth, or in the trash can. Even I have been guilty of throwing my gum or wrapper out on occasion, but no more! I am a changed woman. The gum powerhouse Wrigley, is also passionate about giving back more to their community more than an afternoon snack. The Youth. Empowerment. Success. (Y.E.S) campaign provides kids with education and skills they need in order to successfully transition into adulthood. Since the Wm. J. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation provided the support to found Y.E.S. in 2008, they have helped over 10,000 students in India, China, Philippines, Poland, and Spain. That makes the little stick or chiclet of gum taste even juicier. As a small portion of the International Youth Foundation, Y.E.S. are grooming the next generation to solve the problems that keep on piling up for our world.
Chewing Gum Action Group Donation
Youth. Empowerment. Success. Donation
So here’s to you gum! You have saved my behind from embarrassing breath catastrophes more times than I can count. You are red, blue, green, and even white. Cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, and the list of flavors that you come in goes on and on. There is something for everyone. You’re such a little piece of happiness that takes my day to the next level. Thanks for being inexpensive, satisfying, and just plain awesome.
I think I could pass for that girl...