Couponing for Good: A Donation to Turning Point #CBias #AllYouCFK

I never thought about couponing for charity until I became involved in the Champion For Kids All You Couponing for Good campaign. Without a doubt it is an awesome idea, one I want our family to implement on regularly basis, which is why I am trying to get myself and my crew organized to hopefully do a monthly donation. Ask me next month to see if I have followed through! Better put it on my calendar to remind myself…..seriously.

Photo above shows most of the things we gave, but chips, tomato sauce and juice boxes are missing.

Shopping & Donating

If you haven’t read my first post about our shopping trip for our donation items, please read it here and see my complete shopping trip here. I was considering giving our goodies to our local food pantry but because I don’t have a car during the day, I decided to give our couponing for good donation to Turning Point instead because their hours were easier to coordinate with my husband’s work schedule.

Women’s Shelter

This week my children have all been sick in one form or another so unfortunately they did not go to the shelter with me. :-( Oh some of them wanted to but I really didn’t want to be the cause of others getting sick with runny noses, stuffiness, wooziness/dizziness and headaches! We’ll just keep those germ bugs to ourselves! Yesterday my husband was home all day because I had a meeting and needed the car, so after that was over my oldest helped me load up the car with what we had already purchased at Walmart, juice boxes and juice/vegetable boxes I picked up at Costco, plus a few extras I took from our own pantry. Then I drove to Turning Point to drop off our goodies. Champions for Kids encourages SIMPLE service projects like this to help children (and women in this case) in our own communities.

I have never been to a women’s and children’s shelter before but was kind of surprised at the surveillance cameras outside, the door buzzer and locked door. I found it sad and scary – not for me, but for the women and children (workers too) who sought refuge there. The building was well taken care of and clean. I am always timid when it comes to asking if someone would mind me taking their picture so I never did ask the ladies working there. Maybe one day I will once I get to know them better. It might be a great blog post to interview them!

After I rang the buzzer and was let inside, the woman who let me in asked if I needed a cart, which I was grateful for and I only dumped one bag off the cart while rolling it in! I had to carry two bags, but the lady took those from me when I reached the door that she so kindly held open for me.

Our donation was appreciated and I was told to keep an eye on their website to stay current with their needs. It felt good to help a local organization assisting women and children in need of shelter from domestic abuse and violence.

Champions for Kids

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Twitter Handle:!/champions4kids

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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  1. That’s wonderful and I know your donations were most appreciated. I think a shelter is a great place to select. I know ours really, really likes getting diapers because for some reason, their funding will not allow them to buy diapers so they rely on donations to get them.

  2. Tammy says:

    It’s sad, but it’s also a great thing that they have a place to go.

  3. Women’s shelters provide such a critical service, so I think it’s AWESOME that you were able to help support them! Yes, it’s very sad to think that they need cameras and extra locks, but it actually makes me really happy to hear that they have the security needed to protect the women and children staying there. It sounds like a wonderful place and I know they will be so appreciative of your donation!

  4. Such an awesome campaign to be involved with, what a great donation, loved the post and love you shared!

  5. That’s great! When I used to coupon a lot, I would donate all those freebies I got while using coupons.

  6. Louise says:

    That is a fantastic donation. WOW.

  7. Marcie W. says:

    So sad! How wonderful you were able to help in such a great way!

  8. Brandi says:

    Oh Theresa what a great place to donate to! I am the same way about taking pictures inside the places I donate to, we will get brave together. ;-)

  9. Laurie says:

    This is such a wonderful idea

  10. Amy says:

    That is wonderful. I bet they were greatly appreciated!

  11. What a great idea. I don’t coupon, but I’d do it just for buying items to donate. Love this initiative.

  12. Karen says:

    That is wonderful to give back in such a powerful, meaningful way!

  13. WE have a battered womens shelter drop off center localy and i always donated stuff there.
    bless your heart

  14. I bet the women’s shelter was over the moon with that donation!! Great post! Love Champions for Kids!

  15. Champions For Kids is such a wonderful organization! You chose the perfect place to give your donation to!

  16. Jennifer says:

    thats so great! You really gave them a lot of great products!

  17. Penelope says:

    What a wonderful thing to do!

  18. Dawn C says:

    That is wonderful that you donate to the shelter!

  19. Courtney says:

    I love giving. So much better than getting.

  20. Donna says:

    What a great campaign! I’m sure your donation was greatly appreciated.

  21. Yes, a little bravery will go a long way, right Brandi? ;-)

  22. JulieK says:

    Great place to donate – I have also never been to a women’s shelter but I’d like to get more involved with donating to various locations in my community so this is a good idea for me to remember!

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