Do you have a place to donate all those great $.01 or $.25 items from Staples (or anywhere else)? There are school supply drives around town (I saw a bin at Wal-Mart this morning). But for me, getting involved is the key. We are reading a book called More or Less right now, and it talks about not just donating but having relationships with those you donate to, which I think is so important! That's why I love Lincoln Village and 305 8th street ~ it's about going in and helping to donate some time along with our bargains!
Lincoln Village is who I donate all my extra school supply items to. It's a local private school in the inner city area here in Huntsville, Alabama. The kids are great, and the staff are totally amazing individuals! They share such a love for the students. The teachers don't make much money, so giving some cheap Lysol Wipes, free copier paper from Staples, and any extra items I can find is a big help to them.
I had the privilege of tutoring a precious first grader last year and helping out with the 6th grade class parties. It's a such a great atmosphere! I love seeing the city come behind such a great organization to help trough painting classrooms, doing electrical work, as well as donating snacks, paper towels, wipes and so much more . . . this is why I coupon! It's also why I drag my poor little 6-year-old to four stores in one morning. 😉 It's about others, not myself. I still have so much to learn and so much I feel like I should be doing (cleaning my house for one ~ yikes!) But, I feel so blessed to be able to give to those less fortunate.
Where are local areas you donate your school supplies to?
Here is what I grabbed at Staples today for just $6.51:
- Bought 2 White Out $1.00
- Bought 2 Rose Art Crayola $.25
- Bought 2 Writing Pads $.25
- Bought 2 Pencils Cases $.25
- Bought 2 Mechanical Pencils (My 15 year old loves these!) $1.00
- Paid $6.51 put of pocket!
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