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Remember: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2012 is Tomorrow!

 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 12, 2012

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive run by the National Association of Letter Carriers.

How to help:

  1. Collect and bag non perishable food items
  2. Place by your mailbox on Saturday 5/12/12
I have my bag all ready to go.  Our carriers walk their routes so I hope my mail man brings his muscles tomorrow ;)

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2012

 




Remember: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2012 – Give From Your Stockpile!

 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 12, 2012

Don’t forget about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that is run by the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Now in its 20th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.

How to help:

  1. Collect and bag non perishable food items
  2. Place by your mailbox on Saturday 5/12/12

I’ve started to get my bags together of non-perishables from my stockpile! This is great timing because I’ll be moving at the end of the month!  And, don’t forget, you can also find a food bank or shelter to donate to through the Coupon for a Cause page.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2012

 




Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2012 – Give From Your Stockpile!

 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 12, 2012

Its never too early to prepare for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that is run by the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Now in its 20th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.

How to help:

  1. Collect and bag non perishable food items
  2. Place by your mailbox on Saturday 5/12/12

So, start putting aside your extra goodies from your awesome shopping trips.  I’ve already started my donation bags.  And, don’t forget, you can also find a food bank or shelter to donate to through the Coupon for a Cause page.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2012

 




International Delight – Make a Donation with UPC Codes

International Delight – Make a Donation with UPC Codes

With all of the free and cheap International Delight Coffee Creamer we have been able to snag, you can use them to make a donation.  Yep, seriously easy!  Simply register the UPC from specially marked bottles of International Delight.  Then $0.50 will be donated to various children’s charities such as Toys for Toys for Coats for Kids.

So be sure to look for the “Share Your Delight” on the label when grabbing some of your International Delight Coffee Creamer.

International Delight – Make a Donation with UPC Codes




Toyota Prius and Toys for Tots: More Prius, More Giving

Toyota Prius and Toys for Tots: More Prius, More Giving

The Toyota Prius Facebook page is having an amazing promotion called More Prius, More Giving! They are partnering with Toys for Tots to deliver more presents to kids across America! All you have to do is click on a toy, fill the Prius V and those toys will be donated to children for Christmas! It is so easy to do and it will mean so much to someone. So head on over to the Toyota Prius Facebook page, click on More Prius, More Giving, and click on the toy you want to donate!

Toyota Prius and Toys for Tots

(Thanks Alex!)




Help a Reader Donate $100,000 to United Way

Help a Reader Donate $100,000 to United Way

A long time reader, Barbara A. needs our help. Through the Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission, Barbara has been working hard since January doing and posting 5 good deeds that she has done every single day.  “I gave away everything that I could think of as my good deeds from food to clothing to coupons to points, etc.  It is probably easier for people who coupon to find good deeds since we have an over abundance of everything and we are out at stores where there are opportunities to help people”, said Barbara.  She is right, but I think her efforts went above and beyond!

Well, because of all the goodness that Barbara spread, she landed herself in the top 5 of the Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission.  Voting begins today and runs through 9/25/11.  The top voter wins $100,000 to the charity of their choice.  Barbara’s charity is United Way of Ocean County.

I have already voted for her, I hope you will too!  Go Barbara, we are rooting for you!

Vote for Barbara A. – Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission




Couponing For a Cause – Hunger Action Month

Couponing for a Cause

You know I am always suggesting to donate from your stockpile.  And thanks to all of you, we have put together a great list of food banks which we have listed on the Couponing for a Cause page.

One of the Living Rich with Coupons readers contacted me about a great project her son has in NJ.  In the Borough of Madison, they have proclaimed September “Hunger Action Month” and are working to organize a community wide hunger awareness program and food drive to benefit one of my favorite organizations, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

Local business, organizations or individuals can donate during the month of September with a town wide food collection on 10/1/11 at Madison’s Bottle Hill Day Festival.

Head over to the Madison Hunger Action Month facebook page to learn more about it.  And, be sure to visit the Living Rich With Coupons, Couponing for a Cause page for even more Food Banks in your area.

If you are running a program in your town, church or organization, feel free to list it in the comments below.




NJ Residents: Help with Hurricane Irene

Help with Hurricane Irene

Community Foodbank of New Jersey has just released information on ways to help those in need after Hurricane Irene.  Many of the items they are requesting donations for are items that we have gotten for free so you will probably already have them in your stockpile.

Here is how to donate:

Looking for these food items:

  • Cereal; Peanut Butter; Jelly (no glass); “Meal in a Can” (soups, stews); Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, ham); Canned Vegetables; Canned Fruits; Pasta; Pasta Sauce (no glass); Rice & Canned Beans

The public can drop off these food items at the following locations (please refresh your page as new sites continuously added):

  • The Community Foodbank of NJ warehouse: 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside (Daily 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
  • WDHA: 55 Horsehill Road, Cedar Knolls (Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Please visit the Community Foodbank of NJ Take Action to Aid Hurricane Irene Victims website for even more information.

Also, you can check out the How to Help with Hurricane Irene page on LRWC with a list of communities in New Jersey that have set up help centers.




How to Help Hurricane Irene Victims

Photo Credit: Stephen Thomas

How to Help Hurricane Irene Victims

For some of us in NJ the hurricane was nothing more then a bad storm but for some NJ and surronding areas, residents have lost homes, cars and more.  The flooding has just taken over some towns.  So, I wanted to put together a list of organizations that are offering relief in the area.  Of course, the Red Cross is the biggest, but many local organizations and Churches are pulling together to help out their communties.

This list is short right so please leave information in the comments of any other organziation or collections efforts that you know of so that we can add more to this list.

::Denville, NJ: Township of Denville organizing donation.  Currently looking for Clothing Gift Cards.

::Oakland, NJ: Oakland NJ Flood organizing clean up and donations

Looking for the following items

  • Bins
  • Bottled Water
  • Buckets
  • Cleaning things
  • Industrial Bleach
  • Lime (cleaning)
  • Mops
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Sponges

::Lincoln Park NJ: Jacksonville Chapel organizing donations

::Pompton Plains, Pequannock, NJ: First Reformed Church organizing donations

::Monroe, NJ: Click on Info for more Information

::JCP&L Water and Ice Program

Customers of Jersey Central Power & Light who remain without power from
Hurricane Irene can pick up water and ice free of charge at a number of locations as
storm-restoration efforts continue. Customers should go to the courtesy desk at
individual stores and report that they are a JCP&L customer out of power.

Participating stores in northern New Jersey include:

  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown
  • Kings, 184 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park,
  • ShopRite, 50 Wal-Mart Plaza, Clinton
  • ShopRite of Greenwich, 1207 U.S. Highway 22, Phillipsburg
  • ShopRite of Rockaway, 437 Route 46, Dover
  • ShopRite, 314 Route 15, Wharton

Participating stores in central New Jersey include:

  • Acme Supermarket, 576 River Road, Fair Haven
  • Acme Supermarket, 3241 Route 9, Freehold
  • Acme Supermarket, 616 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
  • Acme Supermarket, Main Street & Route 71, Manasquan
  • Acme Supermarket, 180 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury
  • Food Circus, 1560 Route 35, Oakhurst
  • Food Circus, 426 Route 36 and Wilson Avenue, Port Monmouth
  • Food Circus, 362 Broad St., Red Bank
  • Food Circus, 1732 Route 35 and 18th Avenue, Wall Township
  • Food Circus, 1 Route 37, West, Toms River
  • Norkus Foodtown, 597 Park Avenue, Freehold
  • ShopRite, 427-429 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville
  • ShopRite, 260 County Line Road, Jackson
  • ShopRite, Route 70, Lakehurst
  • ShopRite, 328 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor
  • ShopRite, 860 Fischer Blvd., Toms River
  • ShopRite, 100 Town Center, Waretown

::Met-Ed Water and Ice Program

Met-Ed customers who are without power as a result of Hurricane Irene are eligible to
receive free ice and water. Customers must go to the service desk at one of the locations
listed below to receive a voucher.

York County:

  • Giant Food of Manchester
  • Giant Food of Shrewsbury
  • Giant Food of Red Lion
  • Giant Food, Pauline Dr., York
  • Giant Food, E. Market St., York
  • Giant Food, W. Market St., York
  • Giant Food, Carlisle Rd., York

Lebanon County:

  • Giant Food of Cleona
  • Giant Food of Lebanon
  • Redner’s of Fredricksburg

Berks County:

  • Redner’s of Leesport
  • Redner’s of Sinking Spring
  • Redner’s of Pennside
  • Redner’s, N 5th St, Reading
  • Redner’s of Wyomissing
  • Redner’s of Kenhorst
  • Redner’s of Exeter
  • Redner’s of Hamburg

Northampton County:

  • Redner’s of Easton
  • Giant Food, Wind Gap
  • Giant Food, S. 25th St., Easton
  • Giant Food, Town Center Blvd, Easton



What Can I Do With Expired Coupons?


What Can I Do With Expired Coupons?

We can’t use all our coupons before they expire.  So, what can you do with your expired coupons?  You don’t have to just throw them into your recycle bin. Instead consider donating them.

Military Commissaries overseas take expired coupons for up to six months past their expiration date.  What a great way to help those stationed overseas.

Here are 3 sites that can assist you in sending out expired coupons:

Tips for sending your expired coupons:

Clip Coupons: Your coupons will need to be cut.  Due to the bulk of coupons received, whole inserts will most likely be thrown into be recycled.  So be sure to clip then before you mail them.

Divide the Coupons:  Separate the coupons into 2 plastic bags and label them.  They should be labeled:

  • Food
  • Non-Food (including dog food)

What Not to Send:

  • Do not send internet coupons (if sending to Coupons to Troops above)
  • Do not send milk coupons
  • Vitamins, Hair Colors and cosmetics coupons are not in high demand
  • Do not send store specific coupons
  • Do not send coupons that are ripped or have the expiration date cut off
  • Do not send coupons that are more then 30 days past their due date due.  This allows enough time for shipping and processing before the coupon reaches the 6 month point.








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