Thursday, June 30, 2011

Getting Ready For My 1st Donation!

I have been couponing for quite a while. I have built up quite a stockpile of brand-name products that were FREE or next to FREE!

A couple of weeks ago a friend wanted to have a rummage sale. I didn't have too much junk to sell, so I put in the stuff that I've purchased with my coupons.

Then I started feeling guilty.

I think I was given the gift of being able to coupon, and having enough time to coupon for a reason.

That reason wasn't to make a profit.

I called the YWCA where I live and they are able to use everything I have extra of. The kind gentleman I spoke to also gave me the name of a homeless shelter that not only provides shelter and food for the homeless, but allows people who don't have access to showers, come in once a week for a free shower. Since I have a TON of extra personal hygiene products, I am stoked to find this out.

I will try to get some pictures to show you what you can do with a little bit of time and effort to help those who don't have it so easy. I do have a bunch of "shopping" to do today, so I might not be able to get too many decent pictures.

What do you do to give back to your community?


  1. :-) Hey, new follower from MondayMingle. Thanks for linking up and I hope you have a great 4th of July!

  2. I donate my stock pile also. Mine can get pretty large between walmart, kroger and cvs, so I donate every couple of months. New follower from the Monday Mingle hop, have a great week! You can find me at

  3. What an absolutely fabulous blog! I'm a knitter/crocheter. So I have been part of a knitting bee where we made things for patients. Lately though, I confess, we have been primarily making things for family and friends. Good for you for doing this!