The Donation Box for 12-4-14
Despite the amount of popcorn that went into The Donation Box for 12-4-14 (and the previous donation boxes) we still have an abundance in our pantry. Some will travel off to college with our oldest with plenty saved for the middle school sleepovers that our youngest son will have. Adding the mayo was a nice treat since generally that’s a fairly expensive purchase that is used by most. Between recent sales and the available coupons, we’ve been able to pick up some extra’s for the donation box for super cheap.
We have several more boxes in the works (playing catch up right now) and it seems smaller more frequent boxes are helping with the catchup. The holiday months are so hectic that we tend to get behind. Do any of you feel like the last two months of the year are crazy disorganized? Sometimes I feel like I’m spending more time figuring out where to start than actually doing productive things!
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 12-4-14
8 Orville Redenbacher mw pop
4 Kraft Mayo 30 oz
2 Alfredo Sauce
2 Barilla Pasta
2 Suave Kids Shampoo/Wash
2 Suave Shampoo/conditioner
1 Renu contact solution
|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!