If you’ve been following the giving stories on the Couponing for Community Facebook page, you may find yourself thinking, “That’s awesome that people have time and resources to give like that.”
But if you are like most, life is full. And finding time to gather donations, let alone find a place to donate them just doesn’t fit in the schedule.
Believe me. I understand.
That’s why I wanted to share 3 SIMPLE ways that you can give this week and add to the giving fun.
1) Help a Friend in Need: Is there someone in your life that could use some encouragement right now? Gather a few items from your stockpile like lotions, body wash, or candles and create a little gift basket.
Last year, I asked my local food pantry if they could introduce me to someone who could use a little encouragement. That’s when I met ‘Rose’. Last year during C4C, I made a Mother’s Day basket for her with the items pictured above. It was a simple gift, but I’m confident it made Rose feel special.
2) A Freebie Bag: Want to give, but your stockpile is looking a little lean? If you’re like me, you have baskets full of freebies and samples that have arrived in your mailbox that you simply haven’t used yet. Most homeless shelters or housing programs would be happy to take these items and use them for their residents. Think of each sample packet of shampoo or body wash as one way to bless someone who might not even have the means to buy a bar of soap.
3) Leave it by the Mailbox: Perhaps the simplest way to give is National Stamp Out Hunger Day coming up this Saturday, May 12. Simply head to your cupboard, gather a few items, and place them in a bag. Then set your bag by the front door as a reminder to place it by your mailbox this Saturday.
Then be sure to add your totals to our donation tracker on the C4C Facebook page before Saturday, May 12. We want to celebrate GIVING together.
We can’t wait to hear your giving stories!