This month I’ve teamed up with ALL YOU and the Champions for Kids campaign for a wonderful opportunity. My mission for March is “Couponing for good”.
If you aren’t familiar with the program or what Champions for kids does, be sure to go visit their Website, follow on Facebook or Twitter. Champions for Kids is amazing program and the best part you can do it and help boys & girls in your very own community.
Did you know:
- Every 34 seconds a baby is born into poverty in America.
One in seven Americans receives SNAP benefits (food stamps) that help them
put food on the table. The overwhelming majority – three quarters – are in
families with children
Couponing is an easy, fun, and cost-effective way to help these children by
providing them with food and items that they otherwise could not afford.
Ways YOU Can Help!
GATHER your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to participate in an AllYou Couponing For Good project! Use your couponing expertise to find great deals on clothes, food, hygiene products, school supplies, books, and games for children.
Pick up these extra items at a discount or a buy-one-get-one-free.
LEARN about the needs of children in your community by asking a teacher,
social worker, or youth group leader to speak to your group.
You can also find advice and organizations that help children by going to allyou.com/couponforgood.
GIVE the extra items that you purchased to the community advocate or local
organization to help children in your community live happier and healthier lives!
We looked around in our schools this time and found out that a lot of our Elementary school students are in much needed TLC and a little help from us. Punki, my Preschooler has 20 boys & Girls in her class and not all mom’s and dad’s can afford even the simplest items that should be in everyone’s household like toothbrush and toothpaste or even Band-Aids. We decided to create a little Safety Kit for my daughters Pre-K class and her teacher will either keep the items in the class room to keep the boys & Girls safe or hand it over to a needy family. She works with the families every day and knows best who needs a little boost.
We had our donation location, we have an idea of what we want to put into the safety kit, all I need to do is pull my coupons and find coupons for the items that are needed most, like soap, band-aids, toothbrushes. Being a couponer, this isn’t much of a challenge, there is always a deal somewhere and that combined with the sale & coupons, you may end up with a free toothbrush, free soap or even free toothpaste. I love to find these free deals, not only for my family, but also to help families in my community with little out of my pocket, but it will help tremendous.
I grabbed the kids and off to Walmart we went to buy items for our kit. We had a bunch of coupons for toiletries items that I knew would be a big help for mom’s and dad’s and even to the teachers. We picked up some Band-Aids, Toothbrushes, soap and much more…
We had $10 in coupon savings after we checked out and kept our entire grocery budget under $50.00 for my family of 5 for the week and also for our donation that we are taking to the Pre-K class for my daughter. I think we got a great deal and all because of using coupons!!
A wonderful magazine that you’ve heard me talk about a bunch lately is the All You magazine, this is exclusive to Walmart and is jam packed with awesome coupons, which helped me a lot in achieving my weekly grocery budget goal as well as giving me wonderful tips on how to save money, ideas on how to decorate the house on a budget and even prepare dinner that looks like a million bucks but is on a budget; overall we LOVE the magazine and actually have a subscription for years now.
I’m off to put together our safety kit. Be sure to stop by in the next few days for a follow up post to show you what our kit included. It is possible to donate with coupons, we did it… you can do it too!!
For more information on how to help you local community or get some ideas and tips on how to help children everywhere, be sure to check out the following resources. Lot’s of amazing things, tips, and ideas you don’t want to miss.
We also had a bunch of pictures that we want to share, so be sure to check out our Google Plus Photo Story for more of our shopping trip to Wal-Mart, our process of picking items for the safety kit.
Together we CAN make a difference….Children are our future let’s keep them safe and happy!!
TWITTER PARTY ALERT
We love Twitter parties and be sure to mark your calendar to March 15th and come join me and a bunch of my friends for a wonderful cause and let’s make a difference in someone’s live. Head on over to RSVP today!!
When: March 15 at 9:00 PM EST
Where to RSVP: HERE
Hashtag to use: #AllYouCFK
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBIAS All opinions and ideas are 100% my own