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A Quick Reminder: It’s Easy to Give!
Currently there are so many places desperate for funding and donations of goods, and as we prepare for the holidays that number will only increase. I want to urge you to think about how easy and inexpensive it is to donate.
How many products do you get for pennies or even free on Southern Savers? Every week there are extreme sales, coupon matchups, and money makers on many grocery lists. I try to highlight the best deals in a number of ways, with the $1 or less list and now the Great Deals for Donations list. I want to challenge you to think about adding donations into your shopping routine without having to add them into your budget.
To make this easy I want you to do two things:
1. Set a price threshold in your mind that if anything is less than “x” amount I will always try to get one extra. This helps you to always flag those items and make it a habit to always buy that one extra. For example: if pasta is 9¢ after coupons and sales, then grab what you need for 6 weeks and one extra box. Honestly, for most of us that’s maybe 3-4 boxes total.
2. Grab an empty box and keep it in your pantry or somewhere near the kitchen. When you get home from shopping put the extra items automatically in the box. When the box is full take it some where and donate it.
Organizations like Food Banks, Battered Women’s shelters (many of which need things for children as well), Homeless Shelters, etc. need anything you can bring them from canned and dry goods to toothpaste and detergent. The blessing is that everything they need, we experienced shoppers can get at a major bargain.
If you are curious about the needs of organizations around you, it only takes a second to call them and ask! They will be more than happy to give you a list.
One other place to donate is to start to work on your Operation Christmas Child boxes. I have something fun to share that hopefully will help motivate you to pack some amazing boxes! Stay tuned for details later tonight.