I am so excited for this event! Couponing for Community is back this year!
What is Couponing for Community?
Couponing for Community is an effort by couponers all over America to use the power of couponing to make a united impact. We invite you to join this community of couponers by using your couponing skills to give to a homeless shelter, food pantry, or a friend in need during the week of May 6-12, 2012! May 12 is also National Stamp Out Hunger day, so giving is as easy as leaving a bag of non-perishable items by your mailbox.
What is this year’s goal?
In 2010, 3,000 items were donated by couponers nation-wide in one week’s time.
In 2011, 26,639 items were donated during our Couponing for Community event.
So this year we are setting our goal even BIGGER then ever:
In 2012, our goal is to join together to give 30,000 items in one week’s time. Yep. We’re going BIG.
We simply invite you to track your giving during the week of May 6-12 and then share your story and pictures on our Facebook page. We’ll even have a giving tracker to tally up everyone’s efforts!!
What can you do now?
Head on over and Like Couponing for Community on Facebook and make sure you like A Few Short Cuts too! That will help keep you up to date on the details of the upcoming events and give you a place to connect with all of the other participating!
Plus, continue to follow A Few Short Cuts. I will be posted freebies & Under $1 items that you can give, plus I am working on organizing a local event right here in Cedar Rapids, IA!
Second, as you shop over the next few weeks, begin to set aside items that you can donate during the week of May 6-12.
Note: Since we want to keep a tally of items given that week, make sure to keep track of the number of items that you give away. You can even take a picture to upload on the Facebook page.
I can’t wait to see how much A Few Short Cuts readers help their communities by giving this year. Please feel free to send me your giving stories to be featured here on A Few Short Cuts.