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May
31
2011

Pay It Forward

 


MILITARY:

I always say another mans trash is another mans treasure.You can send you unwanted coupons overseas.Did you know the Military over seas can use your expired coupons? They can use any coupon up to 6 months after their expiration date. When sending them it’s makes it even easier for them if you go ahead and divide them into categories for them.They are fighting for our country and our rights, what a joy it is to know that we are able to help them. Here is also a site that has great information on what coupons the military will accept.

Here are a list of bases you can send to. If you have one you would like us to support please let us know.

Jodie Hackman
PSC 559 BOX 5965
FPO AP 96377

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Coupon Ministry:

Check out post on how to Start a Coupon Ministry in your Church

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Oklahoma Food Bank:


This year we are  supporting the Oklahoma Food Bank by asking our readers to bring a can food item when they attend one of our classes. When donating to your local food bank you want to make sure that cans are clean and not dented in. You also want to make sure that the food is not out of date.Food and product donations are crucial to the success of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s programs, whether they come from individuals, retailers or wholesalers. Because nearly 700 charitable feeding programs and schools are served by the Regional Food Bank, donations move quickly and reach a maximum number of Oklahomans in need.

There are a few specific items that the food banks need more of:

  • Canned meat
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Beans

 

Businesses can donate any shelf-stable product, including:

  • Discontinued items
  • Damaged product
  • Slow-moving items
  • Mis-rotated product
  • Pack changes or reformulations
  • Obsolete / discontinued promotional or end-of-season items
  • Product samples
  • Close dated product
  • Customer turn-downs
  • Unlabeled or mislabeled items
  • Products with cosmetic or production errors
  • Perishable product beyond retail sales that will not affect safe consumption

Don’t forget you can also donate your time helping to sort food and boxes as well.

Dear Melissa,

On behalf of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, I would like to thank you, and your coupon class, for donating 525 pounds of food to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, which will feed more families and seniors in need this summer.

The demand for food assistance has grown by as much as 50 percent throughout our service area in the last two years, as more and more working poor are struggling to keep food on their table. And, while people living in poverty have to live without a lot of things, the Regional Food Bank does not believe food should be one of them.

The spirit of generosity and compassion that you and have demonstrated through your donation is truly a testament to the difference every individual can make in our community. You have “shined a light” on the issue of hunger in our state, and we are extremely grateful.

Thank you for all you do to help us continue “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope” in Oklahoma. We look forward to working with you again.

Angie Gaines
Marketing Manager
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

 

Angie,

Thank you for letting us be apart of this initiative  to fight hunger! Thanks to all of our readers for your support.
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Animal Shelters:

Don’t forget your local animal shelters. Remember all those freebies and coupons we post for free samples of pet food as well as coupons? If you don’t have a pet , why not sign up and donate it. If you are looking to donate other items here is a list of things most shelters can use:

  • Dog Food
  • Cat Food
  • Cat Litter- non clumping
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Distilled Water
  • Trash Bags
  • Scrubby Sponges
  • Spray Cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Rawhide Chews
  • Blankets and Towels
  • Baby Food
  • Wet Food for cats

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Infant Crisis

Mission

Infant Crisis Services provides life sustaining formula, food and diapers to babies and toddlers in times of crisis…Because no baby should go hungry.

Vision

Infant Crisis Services provides life sustaining formula and food as well as diapers and clothing for babies and toddlers in time of crisis. Our employees and volunteers provide education, emotional support and guidance to the families we are privileged to serve. Each individual is treated with compassion, respect and without judgment. Infant Crisis Services serves as a link to connect families with other helping agencies in addition to programs leading to self-sufficiency. As responsible stewards, we are loyal to our mission while serving the last, least and littlest.

Wishlist

  • Sippy Cups
  • Baby bottles
  • New or gently used toys
  • Youth toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Children’s books in English or Spanish
  • Gently used clothing size newborn to size 5T
  • Blankets/Quilts
  • Good Start Formula
  • Diapers
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Pacifiers
  • Coats 2T-5T

Donation drop off locations:

Infant Crisis Services
4224 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(If you see a good deal on Amazon or other website–feel free to ship packages that are 100% paid for to the main Infant Crisis Services – the bolded one)

Cinnamon Bears, LLC.
102 South Broadway
Edmond, OK 73034-3809

Children’s Dentistry of Coffee Creek
2800 N. Kelly Ave., Suite 200
Edmond, OK 73003

Tulips
570 Buchanan Ave.
Norman, OK 73069

Upsy Daizy
6930 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 722-8779

We are still working on this page! If you have something to add please let us know.

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  • Princess Karen May 31, 2011, 12:07 PM

    http://www.infantcrisis.org/

    The Infant Crisis Center is not funded by any agency and works on donations only!

    Their wish list includes:

    Good Start Formula (will take any kind though)
    Diapers
    Baby bottles
    training cups
    Baby wipes
    Baby bath
    Baby lotion

    Infant crisis center also takes gently used clothing, shoes, underpants, socks, toys and games. Bedding and outerwear is also taken.

    If people cannot make it to the Infant Crisis Center yet they would like to donate they can contact me at Karen@consumerqueen.com and I can arrange a time to meet with them and then get the donation to ICS since I volunteer there every other week.

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  • Ellen August 20, 2011, 2:28 PM

    the walgreens no touch hand soap is only at selected walgreens sorry
    Ellen

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  • Faauliulitoaletuimanuatele Maneafaiga via Facebook January 3, 2012, 5:21 PM

    Sending expired coupons to ppl in the military overseas??

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  • Christina Delgadillo-Raiden via Facebook January 3, 2012, 5:42 PM

    I thought they didn’t do that anymore.

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  • ConsumerQueen.com via Facebook January 3, 2012, 6:28 PM

    Yes they can rake coupons up to 60 days after the expiration date!

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  • Faauliulitoaletuimanuatele Maneafaiga via Facebook January 3, 2012, 6:31 PM

    Oh goodness, sadly I have two binders full of expired coupons! I was talking to my Aunt and I believe she can use them @ the commissary in California. Not sure, but she’s checking.

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  • Faauliulitoaletuimanuatele Maneafaiga via Facebook January 3, 2012, 6:32 PM

    Ok, yeah its only overseas!

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  • Faauliulitoaletuimanuatele Maneafaiga via Facebook January 3, 2012, 6:32 PM

    Ok, yeah its only overseas!

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  • Nativegirl Holstein via Facebook January 3, 2012, 6:38 PM

    Christina, some bases do not do it. There are a few groups on fb that help families/bases. I belong to Expired Coupons for Overseas Military.

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  • Nativegirl Holstein via Facebook January 3, 2012, 6:38 PM

    Christina, some bases do not do it. There are a few groups on fb that help families/bases. I belong to Expired Coupons for Overseas Military.

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  • meghan rios February 24, 2012, 4:15 PM

    Is there i guide that tells you what coupons to use and where to shop to get the best deals. i thought it was this website but maybe im just overlooking it??

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  • Lori April 17, 2012, 10:17 PM

    I LOVE that your ministry is about helping others and giving back! If you give the Lord will richly bless you!

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