I’m sure we’ve all been there: You have a ginormous pile of coupons that you know you’ll never use, but tossing them seems like such a waste. Well, we have a solution for you: donate your coupons to Coupons Help.
What Is Coupons Help?
Coupons Help is the brainchild of ten-year-old Chloe Glazer. After overhearing her father’s friend mention that the local food shelves were in desperate need of coupons, she decided to do something about it. She started collecting and clipping coupons from the Sunday paper and her wonderful idea has snowballed from there.
While you can certainly bring coupons to your local food shelf yourself, the benefit of using Coupons Help is that they actually sort the coupons by date and type. They are then able to make larger donations of coupons and can send coupons for items that the food shelf specifically needs.
As adults, I think it is easy to forget that children are capable of amazing compassion and imagination. Coupons Help is a great way to involve your children in serving others. Gather your uncut, unexpired coupons and enlist your kids in the clipping process. You can explain to them that their simple act of clipping coupons has a direct impact on a person’s life. That is a valuable lesson for any child (or adult!) to learn.
Guidelines for Coupons
Coupons Help has a few basic guidelines for the coupons they accept:
- First, the expiration date must be at least 30 days away.
- Second, they’re specifically looking for coupons that are good for food, medicine, and toiletries/personal items.
- Third, they must be manufacturer’s coupons, NOT store coupons.
Where to Send Your Coupons
The coupons can be sent to:
c/o Chloe Glazer
P.O. Box 920540
Needham, MA 02492
To stay up-to-date on Coupons Help’s progress, be sure to like their Facebook page.
Your turn: Will you be having a coupon clipping party with your kids to benefit Coupons Help?