#CBias Couponing for Kids #AllYouCFK

On Tuesday I took my youngest daughter and oldest daughter shopping for children in need for a Champion For Kids campaign I am participating in. We will probably donate the items to our local food pantry or women’s and children’s shelter, such as Turning Point, they accept donations on behalf of women and children who have been victims of domestic battery. Both are right here in our town and are always in need of things. The last time we were at the food pantry was when we picked apples and delivered them in the fall. I had my boys carrying milk crates full of apples and the lady working there was so appreciative and impressed with the boys help that she gave them these little treats they have on hand for the kids. I thought that was so nice….but would have preferred my boys to feel good about being big helpers with words of appreciation not a treat. Not that a treat is wrong, but I want my children to learn to do good out of the goodness of their hearts and because it’s the right thing to do. Know what I mean?

Our Shopping Trip

We shopped for a laundry basket, a measuring tape, new UNO cards, socks for one of my sons, a few groceries and my oldest daughter wanted to look at blouses since she still had birthday money to spend. Guess what took up most of our shopping trip? Yep, my daughter and the blouses! ;-) We tried looking for Happy Baby products since I still had coupons for FREE products, but Walmart did not have them. We settled for Buddy Fruits instead since those would provide fruit for the kids who come to the food pantry or Turning Point.

We also used coupons for sliced cheese, cereal, crackers, tuna and baby wipes. I clipped some this morning from the internet and then found the tuna coupons in the All You magazine, which was good because the one thing the food pantry is lacking the most is protein and I noticed that Turning Point also has it on their list of needs. I think this is the first time I have consciously “couponed for good” and will definitely consider Couponing for Good again. It would be great to make it a monthly habit, as a way of giving back to our community and being an example to my children of how to make a difference with such a small SIMPLE service project.

You can see my whole shopping trip story on Google+.

Food Pantry Drop Off

I forgot the Food Pantry is closed on Tuesdays, so we will have to drop off our donations another day. But am now leaning towards dropping it off at Turning Point since finding out they have more regular hours that would accommodate my husband’s work schedule and allow me to run over after he gets home from work. My husband was home on Tuesday and I had the car so I could get our Azure food pick up at the Farm & Fleet parking lot, stop at the Secretary of State office to see what I needed to do to renew my license, returned to get my license renewed/replaced and then my oldest daughter and I also went to the animal shelter to check the status of a puppy we were interested in but she got adopted. :-( Then we ended our day by getting our hair cut.

Definitely a busy, but fun day.

Champions for Kids

To learn more about Champions for Kids visit:
Website: http://championsforkids.org/
Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/#!/champions4kids
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChampionsForKids

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. #CBias #AllYouCFK

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5 comments

  1. Food pantries and women’s shelters always need items like these – wonderful choices! You assembled some great stuff that will really benefit them!

  2. Amy says:

    Looks like you got some great stuff to donate!

  3. Love that you want to do this every month now! I have a tip that has worked well for me. I keep a box in the trunk of my car. As I’m making my shopping list each week, I add one or two cheap or free items that I don’t need to donate. When I get to the car, all the items go right in to the box to be dropped off at my local service center when I next drive by.

  4. Great idea, thanks Sarah! I am putting my girls in charge of our couponing now so we can “coupon for good” each month. So we are already implementing doing this on a regular basis as it is so much fun and feel so good to give back! :-)

    I have put together more items of “extras” we had in our pantry and will be dropping my donation off on Wednesday at Turning Point.

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