Last night, TLC aired Extreme Couponing. As we watched, many of us were thinking – what will they do with all of that? Why can’t they help others? While I can’t answer what they did (or did not do) with all of that food, I do have a way you can help others yourself! It is called Couponing for Community.
What is this about? Simply put – it is YOUR chance to pay it forward. So many of us are able to get items for free (or close to it) each week. I know we all see those deals for products we don’t personally use, but they are so good we hate passing them up. Now we can ALL take advantage of those deals and share them with those we don’t even know.
You simply using your sharp couponing and saving skills and donate the items you get for free (or close to it) to your local food pantry or shelter. You could even donate it to a family you know who has fallen upon hard times. It doesn’t matter where your items go – as long as they go to someone who can use them.
This year’s event will launch on May 8th and run through May 14th. The goal is to donate 10,000 items between bloggers and readers. You will be able to share your story on the Community for Community Facebook page. We’ll all be able to see where we are at with a tracker to keep a tally of everyone’s progress.
While this event doesn’t officially kick off for another month, there are some things you can do right now:
- Follow Couponing for Community on Facebook. You can stay up to date with the latest happenings and keep the excitement high as we gear up for the launch.
- Start shopping now! Just because the donations don’t start for another month, you can pick up non-perishables, toiletries and paper goods you find on sale now and just set them aside. Then, come May 8th, you’ll be ready to go!
Remember that you will want to keep track of the number of items you donate – not the value. You’ll be able to add yours to the total tally list — to help us all reach our goal of 10,000 items donated! Let’s all put our extreme couponing skills to work in a way that they are really inteneded – to pay it forward to those who are less fortunate than all of us!
Thanks Cha Ching on a Shoestrai