Yesterday, while I got my flat tire fixed, the girls and I walked next door to the Humane Society and dropped off our donation. In the basket you see, there were 15 single packs of laundry detergent, 3 bags of dog food, 3 bags of cat food, 5 bags of dog treats, and 15 bags of cat treats.
I did not pay for a single item in the basket. Every item was FREE with coupons or a FREE sample I received in the mail.
This has to be my favorite part of couponing. Of course I love the FREE products and samples that we use around the house. However, couponing also allows me to help my community. The Humane Society is one of my favorite organizations. Having lived in a developing nation where the cat population is not only out of control, but it can be diseased and ailing, I so appreciate the service our Humane Society provides. We help them several times a year by donating our time, but it was really fun to be able to help simply by clipping a coupon that came in the Sunday paper.
In 2011, I hope The Greenbacks Gal will be a place where you too can find deals and steals that not only help your family, but will help your community.
Do you have a place you’d like to help in 2011? What kinds of items do they need?