I am so excited to share this with you all! Back in April I went to 305 8th Street Group Home to drop off some donations. They handed me a Publix gift card for $188 that Publix donated to them, and asked if I could stretch it for items they were in need of. What an awesome company to help the people in their community!
They knew that I’m totally a let’s-see-how-much-I-can-stretch-the-$188-gift-card-for kinda gal, but the items that 305 needed aren’t items that typically have coupons. They do go on sale Buy One Get One free frequently at Publix, so throughout the past 5 months I’ve been buying items when they were on sale. I ended up getting $395 worth of groceries for the $188 gift card!
This will help 305 8th Street so much. So many group homes nationwide run on a shoestring budget. I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, but imagine if your family took a night off of eating out, ate sandwiches instead, and went shopping to grab a ton of items for those who are in need. Isn’t it amazing to think what just one meal out could do?!
After shopping, your whole family (kids included!) could swing by to drop the donations off. It really could be life changing not only for you but also for your children as they see how they’re able to give.
Whenever we teach coupon classes, Laurie and I always share that donating is the real reason we drive ourselves a wee bit nuts to share deals with you each day and get a few deals ourselves. It would be so much easier just to swing by the store, get what we need and pay full price, but because we pinch a few pennies each week we’re able to give to those in need.
If you live in North Alabama area, like the 305 8th Street Facebook page to see their needs each week. And if you have time to swing by, you can’t help but to fall in love with the residents. They’re always willing to help bring in the grocery items out of your car, and love talking college football. Such a wonderful ministry and a wonderful way to bless those nearby!