Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Coupons Help Make A Meaningful Difference ~ All You & Champions For Kids SIMPLE Service Project

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coupons Help Make A Meaningful Difference ~ All You & Champions For Kids SIMPLE Service Project

Readers will remember my recent sharing, about my family's new adventure in Couponing for Good, part of the Champions For Kids SIMPLE service project.

Although we've never been aggressive coupon users, we are fast becoming aggressive in our efforts and desire to reach out to children and families in need in our community!  With each trip to the City Rescue Mission of Lansing, our takeaway is bittersweet, leaving us both glad that we make the effort, yet frustrated by the overwhelming need in our community.

Through All You's March 2012 edition, I experienced the most profound "Oh!" moment, having been introduced to the idea of Couponing For Good!  What a fantastic way to stretch our family's budget for giving;  by combining in store savings with coupons, we can give even more!

With very minimal effort, we discovered that building a veritable treasure trove of coupons was incredibly simple to do, putting this Mom to shame for having neglected to take advantage of this oh, so obvious easy savings opportunity for my family.  We started our collection with All You, a magazine known to pay for itself time over, through the coupons within, as well as great features to help stretch and maximize any family's budget.  A few Sunday newspaper editions and a quick search of Walmart's online coupon source resulted in hundreds of dollars in potential savings.

Although we utilized our coupon savings at Walmart stretch our giving budget, enabling us to purchase higher priced health items, like vitamins and medicine that would normally use most of our budget, continuing to add to our treasure trove of coupons certainly opens to the door for more aggressive savings opportunities.  Combining coupon savings with store ads makes the potential for savings and giving endless; exponential opportunities to make a meaningful difference in my community!

While my coupon skills are certainly less than "mad", for our first effort we were able to reduce our cost of giving by over 30%!  This Mom thinks increasing our giving by 30% is a tremendous gain, but I'm motivated by the experience to push that percentage, to see just how far I can go for good!

My family supports an area rescue shelter with our giving efforts.  After learning their facilities house 30 to 50 children each night, I have no doubt that our contributions are needed.

As SIMPLE as taking a few coupons shopping, 
grabbing a few items 
and a quick drive for drop off
 ~ a meal for a hungry child.

Have you had a chance to explore the Champions for Kids program or reach out in your community?  Discovering just how SIMPLE it is to participate is the first step to becoming ONE of MILLIONS.
You can learn more at the Champions for Kids website
as well as from the CFK Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Join us and make a SIMPLE difference.

Have you used special techniques, like couponing, to help children in need?  Share your best tips and tricks!

How does your family give back in the community?

Tell me all about it in a comment below; I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I am proud to be working as one of the millions of Champions for Kids.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  The experiences and opinions above are both honest and my own.  Some information and image sourced from Champions for Kids and All You magazine.  #CBias  #AllYouCFK 


Beeb said...

I LOVE this post! It's amazing what coupons can do, not only in stretching your own budget, but allowing you to give in ways that would not be possible otherwise.

Grace said...

I think what you do for others is wonderful. I love the way you are using coupons.

Closer to Lucy said...

Coupons are like money...way to stretch the dollar of social change!

Pam said...

I sincerely believe I can help so many more people while using coupons. I think you did wonderful for a first effort with coupons.

JKMommy said...

Isn't it amazing how we can save with coupons? I coupon every week but never thought about using the savings to help others until I did this project. Now it's my "new way to give!" :) Great job on your end!

kc said...

Great job! I love couponing to donate to others and love that this project is helping others see how coupons can help lots of people beyond their own pantry!

Sarah @ Sarah's Deals said...

Hey! I know where that is, I've been by it!

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