The Donation Box for 1-31-15
We love cookie mixes (and cookies) around this house. We have a nice stash of these in our pantry so we decided to make the donation box for 1-31-15 a cookie box. This stuff goes on sale quite often and there’s almost always a coupon for baking mixes. Isn’t couponing great?! Tommy and I are just tickled to be able to do this with the cost of a little time and effort. The items we donate are almost always purchased at a fraction of the retail price and many times even free.
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 1-31-15
8 Krusteaz Cookie Mix
1 Betty Crocker Muffin Mix
5 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
1 Back to Nature Cookies
|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!