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My heart has been so touched as I have watched the devastation unfold in Japan. It is hard to comprehend the numbers that we hear on the news; 10,000 dead and thousand more missing. One of the reasons I first started couponing, is so that I could create a stockpile of food and necessities “in case of emergency”. While couponing has blessed my life tremendously since I started almost 3 years ago- it has also left my family in a position that we could help others in need. We have received several emails from you, asking how you can best help those in Japan. It seems many of you are armed with the items in your stockpile and are ready to help! While it’s hard to find organizations who will take donated “Goods”- we have one listed below- plus there are a few ways to make sure your money gets to Japan:
Here is what KCL is doing:
Joanie and I will be donating ALL proceeds from our book, Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey, starting today, Sunday March 13th until a week from today, Sunday March 20th to the American Red Cross. Book must be purchased directly from our website HERE. It’s a great way to bless your life (or the life of someone you know) with the knowledge of couponing- plus know that ALL proceeds will benefit the relief efforts in Japan.
Don't have cash, but still wish you could give?
The Red Cross discourages donations of goods. Read more here.
Have toothbrushes, toothpaste and bars of soap coming out your ears? One organization that will accept donations such as these is the LDS Humanitarian Relief Fund. This is a religious organization, but the program provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid without denominational bias. View the recent charitable activities of this organization by world map, here. They deliver Hygiene Kits to disaster victims who have lost everything. Drop off at a local church, who will get it to the Humanitarian Relief Fund. Find a church building here. Call your local Deseret Industries to see if they accept products for Humanitarian Kits. Or mail completed kits directly to the Humanitarian Center.
If you're a blogger, we encourage you to find a way to give back! If you're doing something, we want to know about it and link to you!
Leave a comment to let us know what you are doing to help, and maybe we can inspire each other with different ways to give! Thank you in advance for helping us to give back!