Charity Challenge 8/16/11

It’s time for our weekly Charity Challenge. Every Tuesday I’ll issue a challenge for the week. Your mission if you choose to accept is simply to go do it!

Although the need seems HUGE and the challenge daunting, we CAN help. Don’t be frightened by the huge numbers, we’re gonna take it slow and pay it forward.

Ready? This is gonna be:
* simple
* convenient
* and of course……

This week the challenge is to head to Menards and grab a couple of their FREE after rebate items.  These do require a $10 additional purchase (can be a gift card) and you get it back as Menards credit (My Hubs LOVES Menards credit!)  These things caught my eye but feel free to get all the rebate items and donate them!

  1. Vaseline lotion 6.8oz FREE after $5 MIR.  Limit 6
  2. Vaseline lotion 13.5oz FREE after $8 MIR.  Limit 6
  3. Hand sanitizer FREE after $1 MIR.  Limit 5

If you had no idea Menards had a rebate program or want to learn more first, check out my Menards 411 here.

We’re wanting to fill local food pantries with all kinds of goodies. It’s heart wrenching to think that people who 5 years ago would never have needed support find themselves in line for bread.  If you’re in NWI or South Chicagoland, you can drop it off at one of these spots.  I am looking for more IL businesses to be a drop off so contact me if you know of one.  Also: Although this week is for Menards, feel free to drop off any couponed/great items you think we can donate!

Also: The drive for some sheets/towels/blankets or items like that is still on. Either gently used or new. The people at Love Inc. we were told that they often have people who don’t even have a bed to sleep on. They not only want to give them a bed but the sheets too. It’s just a part of restoring dignity. I never thought of that but am sure glad they did! That’s why this week I’m encouraging you to grab blankets or sheets to donate. There are people in our community with desperate need to so please check your house!
If you live outside Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland, please donate to your nearest food pantry. I know they can use this. The food pantry that supports your community.

Head on over to our Facebook event page and let us know how you did. We’d be really encouraged by stories or ideas.

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