As we continue through the month of October we wanted to share with you a quick update on our status for the Stretch a Buck to Give More Giveaway challenge. First, we want to emphasize our rationale for sharing this – we want to encourage you to think of new, creative and even thrifty ways that you can give – we want to stress When You Save More You Can Give More!
Yesterday our family had a wonderful visit to our local pregnancy care center. We called ahead to find out if there was any way we could help – and we were excited to find out they needed help preparing for an upcoming fundraiser! They were making gift bags for the attendees and we knew that our family had enough arms and strength to do it. It was great – we organized ourselves to form our own production line – even our 2 year old was able to help by adding her assigned piece of candy to each bag. Our children were so excited and we all had a blast!
Not only was our family able to help with free labor (pretty cheap and thrifty way to give) but we were thankful to share with them some of the diapers we had been stocking up on plus some formula we purchased using our formula checks we had been receiving since the birth of baby Josiah just a few months ago.
TIP: If you plan on nursing and have a baby, don’t throw away those formula checks as you can use them for the small containers of formula and get them for FREE or cheap – then donate those cans to your local pregnancy center or food bank!
How is your progress on Stretching a Buck to Give More? Remember that we also are sponsoring a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway for anyone that wants to join us! Check out some other great ideas to give as well.
For more ideas on how to participate in our giving challenge please check our our original post in which we share giving ideas with instructions on how to enter the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway!