The Donation Box for 2-14-15
The donation box for 2-14-15 was a few odds and ends from our pantry. We had several boxes of oatmeal but my picky eater son goes through stages on which flavors he likes so I picked a couple that are not on his favorites list right now. We also have quite a bit of salt so I added a few of the big containers. The other things were fairly recent purchases that were cheap or free with coupons but that we didn’t need more of at home. See? For not much effort, you can always find a few things to donate and there are always people that will be thrilled with anything you can part with. This is such a huge plus to couponing!
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!
Here’s what was in The Donation Box for 2-14-15
2 Quaker Instant Oatmeal
2 Kraft Recipe Makers
4 Diamond Krystal Sea Salt
2 Neutrogena Facial Bars
2 Glade plugin warmers
2 Heinz Ketchup Minis
2 Knorr Homestyle Stock
|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!