Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Call to Action!

One of the great things about couponing is the stock pile I have saved up for items we use often.  We haven't run out of toilet paper in quite awhile, and I haven't paid for toothpaste in several years (I will be adding more about stock piling in my Coupon 101 page soon).  Every once in a while, some items are a little too stocked.  Items like these are great for donation as it helps someone else in need and cleans up your shelves.

I recently was able to participate in a food drive at work.  They raised 415 pounds of food!  Sounds like a lot, but it was actually over 100 pounds less than what they raised last year.  In fact, the lady that picked up the food for the food bank said in all the years she has served the local food bank, she has never seen the supplies lower.

Call to Action!  If you have items to clear out of your pantry or towel closet, find a local homeless shelter, food bank, or church that takes these items and distributes them to those in need.  They are most in need of canned meats, soup, and beans, cereal, healthy kids snacks, other things that are shelf stable.  Homeless shelters can use hygiene items such as deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.  God called us to provide for the poor, widowed and orphaned.  If you have been blessed with a surplus, pay it forward!

Proverbs 22:9 - A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

How did you share your blessings with others today?

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