A few weeks ago I told you guys that I was shopping with coupons in order to donate some stuffed diaper bags to our local pregnancy crisis non-profit, the Tomball Pregnancy Center.  This is a Simple Service Project I was doing with Champions for Kids and All You Magazine.

Well the day came for me to present my stuffed diaper bags and the Center could not have been more grateful.  It warmed my heart to see the shine in their eyes and their minds working to list all of the deserving babies that would need a diaper bag like this!

I wanted to give you a little more on my process and then share a few words with you about why this project, as well as the others I have participated in, are so dear to my heart!

Let’s start in the beginning!  The coupons!  As you know my FAVORITE magazine to get coupons from is All You.  I have a subscription and eagerly await the arrival of the new month and then flip through it as soon as I get it to see how much it will save me that month.  And it does save me!  I will always get this magazine because it gives me back way more than I spend on it every month!

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Other sources for my coupons is the internet, store coupons that are mailed to me for being a loyal customer and coupons that come directly from the company.  There are so many sources for coupons that I almost always can find what I need!  In addition,  I save a ton by buying the store brands or generic and checking every shelf for close out or deeply discounted items!

So I gathered my formula coupons, my diapers and wipes coupons and two of my girls and headed to the store.  I had them so excited to pick stuff out for the little babies that my prideful mommy smile was hard to erase!

We had so much fun getting everything from onesies to pacifiers for our baby girl and baby boy!  And when I checked out and watched the cashier scan my coupons, I vowed to use my coupons for good more often!  I spent $91 on 2 sets of formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, pacifiers, shampoo, lotion, onesies and bibs AND the diaper bags.  I thought that was amazing!  And I know that I can collect items on deep discount and with coupons through out the year and could really make a difference to a young mother, a struggling mother, or any mother – and her baby!

Sarah helped me stuff the bags in the van and off we went to the Tomball Pregnancy Center!  As stated earlier, they were thrilled!  And then they told me that they have classes for new moms and pregnant women on everything from childbirth to how to diaper a baby and moms who attend can earn “mommy bucks”.  They thought that these bags would be a great way to encouraging women to come to class and thus, earn the ‘bucks’ to buy them and, in turn, take better care of themselves and their babies!

I, selfishly, loved this entire experience.  I adored that, once again, my children were part of the entire process and that they seemed to really grasp what we were doing.  I love that an idea that is so simple – to coupon for GOOD – is so rewarding for all involved.  And I love that Champions for Kids has so many ideas and suggestions to help us all get involved.

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