The Donation Box for 2-7-15
The donation box for 2-7-15 was a little assortment of things including some highly requested items. The pads, toothpaste, and childrens medicine are always on the list of needs so we’re happy to have that in our box this week. Almost everything in this donation was free after coupons. I believe we paid around 29¢ each for the Little Remedies but such a great deal that we specifically picked those up to deliver to the co-op ministries. We’ve also had quite a stock of the meal sauces but Tommy tends to make his own so I thinned those down a bit in our pantry.
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 2-7-15
4 Lipton Tea 100 ct
8 Campbell’s Cooking Sauce
8 Little Remedies, Little Noses
8 Carefree Liners 20 ct
4 Colgate Toothpaste
|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!