The Donation Box for 12-5-15 | From Our Couponing Stockpile

The Donation Box for 12-5-15 | From Our Couponing Stockpile

The Donation Box for 12-5-15

The Donation Box for 12-5-15

The donation box for 12-5-15 is an assortment of canned goods and other odd items from our stockpile. Many of these things I knew we would donate when we bought them but we have been so unorganized lately that everything got put away after shopping trips. Yes, we’re just normal people with all the everyday worries with kids and home improvements and doctor visits. We do get behind and things can get crazy just like at your house. Those are the times we don’t seem to keep to our organization system and I have to play catchup… like now. The important thing is, we eventually get it done! I have plenty more to get into the donation box but I wanted to get some to them as soon as possible! Honestly, I’ve missed this feeling and it’s so good for my mood, especially with all that is going on in the news lately!

We’d love to hear your stories of charity or heartwarming stories of how you give back. Did you get a special opportunity recently to help someone?

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! If you know of someone that needs help getting back on their feet, there are many official programs that help connect with those that can help.


Here’s what was in The Donation Box for 12-5-15

The Donation Box for 12-5-15

12 Cans of Chili
6 cans of salsa
4 cans of tomato sauce
3 cans of Diced Tomatoes
2 Jars of Mayonaise
4 boxes Chicken Helper
7 bags Texas Toast Croutons
7 Nescafe Tasters Choice 7 ct pk
11 bags of cat treats
2 bags of Halls throat drops
20 Brown Gravy Mixes

The Donation Box for 12-5-15
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!