With the great school supply sales going on this month now would be a perfect time to collect items to donate. Many businesses, like Staples and Sleep Country, collect supplies to donate to children who are not able to afford it. Another idea, which is my favorite, is to stock up on supplies to fill a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child.
Rose Art Markers, Colored Pencils, #2 Pencils, Bic Pen Pack, at $.50 each
Crayola Crayons 24 ct. $.25
Paddle Ball, soccer ball at $1 each
flexible ruler, scissors, sharpener at $.74 each
Mead composition book $.50
Total Spent: $6.97
Then I looked through my stockpile from coupon shopping at Walgreens and Rite Aid and added personal hygiene supplies and a few other things.
Johnson Buddies Soap: Free
Extra Gum: Free
Mini Flashlight: $3
Total Spent: $3.75
As you can see, the box is nearly full already which is great as I would like to keep the total cost at $20 including the $7 suggested donation for shipping. I have spent $10.72 so far so with the shipping I only have $2.28 left. I definitely want to put in a stuffed animal and am hoping to find one at IKEA for $.99 like I have in the past. I also want to put in a little car like a Hot Wheels or Matchbox which usually run between $.50 – $1. Then we’ll see how much room I have left and what other items from couponing that I can get for free.
If you have participated in Operation Christmas Child what things do you like to put in there?
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