Saturday, January 1, 2011

Couponing for Charity: Donation #3

My apologies for the delay in this post. I have been focusing on family and holiday memories the past few weeks. I will get back to the weekly suggestions for charity ASAP. But first, I want to share my experience with our third set of donations to Knoxville's Ronald McDonald House.

This from their website: The Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville provides a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. The House provides a comfortable, supportive, temporary residence near the medical facility where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations.

In early December, Devin and Brooke joined me in delivering two huge boxes of goods to this gorgeous home located near the East TN Children's Hospital. Trying to educate my four-year-old about giving to others, I told him we were going to "play Santa" for less fortunate kids. He was a bit puzzled about where Santa and the kids were, but hopefully the concept that it feels good to give is being planted early.

You may recall that I tried to donate goods to them for our second round of donations. At the time, I was told they didn't need what I had. When I called this time, they said they could use our items and were very appreciative. Looking at their wish list, I added a few items from my personal stock pile that I didn't get for free but they were bargains. At the last minute, fellow Northwest Knoxville MOMS Club member Kelley Neal dropped off her box of goods (not pictured). They were thrilled to get items they could use to stuff stockings for all the residents.

Here are the items we donated:
  • 1 big box Cheerios
  • 4 boxes pasta
  • 5 boxes granola bars
  • 1 box instant oatmeal
  • 4 cans soup
  • 3 jars peanut butter
  • 1 box hot chocolate
  • 2 packs tuna
  • 2 air fresheners
  • 1 all natural multi-purpose cleaner
  • 3 first aid kits
  • 9 tubes toothpaste
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 dental floss
  • 20 pens
  • 4 lip balm
  • 1 body wash
  • 2 razors
  • 2 shaving creams
  • 1 lotion
  • 3 deodorants
  • 5 Clinique samples
  • 1 bottle hand soap
  • home baked cookies from our club cookie swap
I can't really give an accurate account for the value of the items and the money spent since half of it wasn't mine, I set aside some items for the next charity, and I had previously donated some items from this batch to Iva's Place. At last count, my totals since September were:

TOTAL SPENT: -$7.79 (that's negative nearly 8 bucks)

It's been nine months since I began Couponing for Charity, and I am looking forward to lots more giving in 2011!

1 comment:

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