The Donation Box for 12-19-14 | Last one for 2014

The Donation Box for 12-19-14 | Last one for 2014

The Donation Box for 12-19-14

The Donation Box for 12-19-14

I can’t believe it’s the end of the year already! The donation box for 12-19-14 was our last one for this year. I did want to get through our stockpile room and thin out some of the things we have but we ran out of time. In the rush to get everything packed for our trip to Costa Rica, I’m surprised I managed to get this one snapped and listed! We’ve had a great year of couponing this year. We donated almost $4000 worth of items and were able to do that because of all the great deals when stacking coupons and store sales. It’s great to be able to do that. It’s something we would not have been able to do had we not started couponing!

Personal items and baby items are always a great option to donate because they are always in high demand. We also had an extra gently used set of King and Full sheets that I put together and tagged with the size. Sheets and other new or gently used household items are a big help for those that have recently found a place for their family to live. Usually we donate used clothes and items to the Salvation Army so they can use the money from their stores to fund their programs. This time there were requests for sheet sets where we usually donate.

We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. As this is posted, we are relaxing with our feet in the sand and a nice breeze blowing off the ocean while we sip passion fruit smoothies and watch the tide come in! Jealous yet? hehe We hope all of you are staying warm… your toes and your hearts! Enjoy your family and friends. Help out someone you don’t know. Reflect on the good things in your lives. Dish out some hugs and smiles and enjoy what you get in return.

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 12-19-14

The Donation Box for 12-19-14

6 Suave Kids 3 in 1 shampoo/cond/wash
1 Suave Conditioner
1 Vitamin Water 16oz
2 Gear Speed Stick Deodorant
2 Crest 3D White Mouthwash
1 Bausch & Laum Bio True
1 Kids Training Pants Trial Pack
1 MG217 Psoriasis Scalp Treatment
1 Colgate Toothpaste
1 GUM Toothbrush 2 pack
1 Cleansing Wipes
4 Oral B Floss
1 OTC Heartburn Relief
4 Bic Razors
2 Neilmed Nasal Bulbs
9 Plum Organics Baby Food
1 King Bed Sheet Set
1 Full Bed Sheet Set

The Donation Box for 11-24-14
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!