Check out the email I received from fellow Frugal Living NW reader, Dina:
Last week, under the Fred Meyer weekly deals, Howard (your local frequent frugal living replier) had commented that he had school supplies and if someone were interested in them to contact him.
I am a middle school teacher in the Woodburn School District. I teach ESOL (English for Students of Other Languages). I teach from Newcomers (no English at all) to Advanced English. Some of our students come from war torn countries, escaping drug cartels or poverty. These students come with nothing. The last thing on their mind are school supplies.
When I explained this to Howard, and many back and forth emails, he invited me over to see what he had. He wanted to donate those supplies to those students who needed them most. I tried to give him some money, but he wouldn’t take it, claiming his couponing had gotten them for free or low cost.
With these supplies, I’m going to make ‘supply packets’ and take them to the students who need them, before school starts. What a generous gesture from a fellow couponer!
This is so awesome! Many thanks to Howard for his continuous generosity and Dina for sharing this story with us.
Do you have extra school supplies from the past few weeks of couponing and loss leader hunting? Please consider dropping them at your local public school (I’m sure every single school has students who need supplies) or ask some of your teacher friends if they know of a classroom who could use extras.
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