Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How I did on our “Bake Sale” for the Couponing for Good with #AllYouCFK campaign

Remember a couple of weeks ago, I shared with you how I had the opportunity to use coupons and my creativity in the kitchen to help donate to a local charity that supports kids? (If you don’t, you can read my first post about couponing for good with #AllYouCFK  or check out my Google+ album.)

…And if you do remember, then you know that I managed to save $15 using coupons to shop with, and that I used my savings to buy stuff that I could make treats to sell for our “BAKE SALE.”
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I made super sized rice krispy treats with dark and white chocolate drizzled over the tops of them, super soft sugar cookie bars with butter cream frosting and sprinkles, and of course, I had to make the yummy triple layer brownies (otherwise known as slutty brownies).

I packaged up all the treats, and loaded my kids into the car, and headed to my first stop…
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We only went to 2 places before we sold out of treats, but we made $60.00 to donate!!
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I was extremely happy knowing that every $1 donated to our local Community Food Bank, meant they would be able to turn that into $8 for purchasing food.  That means with our $60.00 donation they could turn that into $480.00!!
That’s pretty awesome, right?!

And actually donating to our Community Food Bank was even easier than coming up with the idea for our bake sale.  The Community Food Bank website makes it really easy for anyone wanting to donate money to their organization. You can see down below how I took screen shots of their website as I went through the donation process.
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You click on their DONATE NOW button…
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It will open a new page, where you can say how much you want to donate, the frequency of your donation, and what programs you want it to go to…
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I did a one-time donation for $60.00 and wanted it to go towards their feeding programs…
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Then, it will give you a conformation of your donation…
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And it will also email you a confirmation as well to save for your records.

I loved being able to donate the money online. It saved me from making a trip with my kids, and it was super easy donate while I was up late at night paying off some bills.  It only took a few minutes, but I imagine that it will do a lot of good.

I am so glad I got to take part in the Champions For Kids campaign, working with All You.  I love taking part in simple service projects and getting my kids involved at the same time. It's really important to me, that my kids grow up having a heart to serve. If you’d like more information on how you can get involved in your local community, then I’d encourage you to check out the Champions For Kids website or you can like Champions For Kids on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias  All experiences are completely honest and my own.


nest of posies said...

i love your heart! and i think your goodies look amazing!


Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

What a truly terrific idea, and such a great lesson to teach little ones about charity! You are a gem!

Sarah @ Sarah's Deals said...

How cool that your $15 in savings will ultimately provide $480 in food. Amazing!

Beeb said...

I really love the creativity that you used here! Excellent idea to use your skills to benefit the food bank. Man, those goodies you made look SO GOOD! If you ever come up to Oregon, I will buy some of your treats personally! LOL! Great job. :)