Today, my 14 year old son, Jack, and I made our way to The Quinn House where we delivered 8 full bags of groceries. All items I obtained for free or almost free via couponing. (Except for the one giant bag of Halloween candy which we did get for free via the generosity of our neighbors but I didn’t coupon for it. Instead I dressed my kids up and sent them door to door and look at all the candy they brought home ).
The Quinn House is a local organization that helps homeless families and operates a food bank. If you live in Lawrenceville and are interested in donating food items check it out http://www.thequinnhouse.com. They need items year round and not just during the holidays.
We were met at the door by a Quinn House resident who was very appreciative and both Jack and I returned to the car with big smiles on our faces. Previously I have donated my couponed goods to food drives and the like. I have not delivered directly to the food bank and seen where these items are going. It felt good to donate and I was glad Jack felt good too.
It got me thinking that I need to make giving part of my children’s daily lives. What do you do to teach your children about giving to others in need? I’d love to get some ideas.
Peace Out Coupon Scout,