The Donation Box for 7-20 plus a reminder to keep your receipts for taxes!

The Donation Box for 7-20 plus a reminder to keep your receipts for taxes!


The Donation Box

The Donation Box for 7-20 ~ Boxed Dinners, Hygiene, & Aspirin

I sure do look forward to taking this picture each week.  Knowing that the full retail value of the donation box for 7-20 is over $100 tickles me! It reminds me of the power of couponing.  Several of these items were moneymakers in shopping trips after sales and coupons and others were great deals so if I were to calculate the out of pocket cost for this box I’m guessing it would be under $2. (not counting time and office supplies of course)

I want to remind those of you who do donate or stress to those of you thinking of donating that you are able to claim on your taxes the fair market value (FMV) of the items that you donate to a qualified charity. (Be sure to keep your donation receipts and good documentation of what you donated to turn over to your tax accountant each year. (or to type into your tax program or whatever your tax filing preference is). Donations are tax deductible if you itemize and in most cases so is your mileage to deliver your donation.  (Be sure to consult with your tax accountant or the IRS tax code if you have any doubts about your deduction.)


Here’s what was in The Donation Box for 7-20 delivery.

the donation box for 7-20

3 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 Silk Almond Milk
5 Bayer Aspirin
3 Herbal Essence Shampoo
3 Herbal Essence Conditioner
1 Garnier Shampoo
2 Garnier Conditioner
7 Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad
2 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta
4 Always Pantyliners 20ct
1 Bran Flakes Cereal
2 Mitchum Deodorant
2 Right Guard Body Wash
6 Velveeta Dinner Kits


The Donation Box
If you’re new and/or 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 all week for 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!