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Family Frugal Fun
Orange City, Fla.
Beth and Maggie realized that donations are down in many organizations— not from a lack of caring, but from a lack of money. So the duo started “Couponing for your Cause,” seminars where Beth and Maggie teach volunteers at nonprofits the tips and techniques to coupon for their organization. “Now we now have the ability to impact our community in a much bigger way,” Maggie says. “With ‘Couponing for your Cause’ we show people that anything is possible.”
What you can do: “Pick up just one extra Sunday newspaper each week for charity couponing. If you are not sure what items are needed in your area, contact your local hospice, school or shelter. Ask if it has a wish list and post it at your community center or place of worship.”
Bonus tip: “The next time you have a gathering, ask your friends to bring one item from their cabinets that they no longer want, won’t eat or don’t like for donation.”