The Donation Box for 1-24-15
Our goal for this year is to stay organized enough to make sure we get at least a small donation together each week. That’s exactly what the donation box for 1-24-15 was this week… small. Last year it would get piled up and I got behind instead of doing our weekly donation. Then it would take so long to get it all listed and packed up that I would procrastinate. If I can keep to the weekly schedule, I think we can stay on track!
I did some inventory of our pantry and decided that I’m probably not ever going to drink those coffee singles. Someone else might appreciate them much more, so into the donation box for 1-24-15 they went. I added some fruit cups and gravy mix packets so there was a little more to it than coffee. Quite the combination, right? hehe
In addition to the donation box for 1-24-15, this week we donated to a great gofundme cause. I know there are plenty of silly fundraisers on there and scams as well but I can personally vouch for this one. An old school friend of mine suffered an aneurysm. Fortunately her very brave child knew to call 911 and help was on the way quickly. After a long surgery and quite a bit of time in the ICU, Kari is recovering well but she and her family have some major financial burdens now. She is an amazing and positive person and has done plenty for others, so we felt very strongly that we needed to help. If any of you have a little extra to add to her gofundme account, that would be so awesome!
To find local organizations to donate food and personal items, search Feeding America or Food Pantries. You can also inquire at local churches. They can usually suggest a local organization or they may have a food pantry of their own. If you choose to donate money to charitable causes, be sure to check out the organization and donate by going directly to the website. Please don’t click on solicitation links in your email, and remember that they never need your social security number or bank routing info! Sadly, there will always be people out there taking advantage of other’s generosity… especially during the holiday months!
Here’s what was in The Donation Box for 1-24-15
9 Taster’s Choice 7 ct
2 Dole Fruit Cups 4pk
4 Pioneer Gravy Mix
1 Weber Sauce Mix
|If you’re not familiar with what The Donation Box is, this is a box we keep in a corner of our house that we add items to for (normally) a Saturday morning delivery to the local Co-op Ministries . Since we’ve been couponing, we have grown a nice stockpile of items so now we try to put some aside and do our small part to help others. (You can view our other delivery posts here). Other than a little extra time, there is no reason for us to pass up a free or ridiculously cheap deal… we know someone needs those items! Our boxes usually include a combination of things we purchased the current week and items from our stockpile that we have overstocked. We hope we inspire others to do the same! Whether it’s a donation of money, time, or items.. it all matters to someone!|
Do you do something similar? We’d love to read about it in the comments section!