While this recession makes it difficult to donate cash money, couponers have a secret weapon…that’s right, coupons! You can donate from your stockpile or use current coupons and sales to affordably acquire the items requested for donations. Our hearts go out to all of the victims of natural disasters. With heavy hearts full of love and concern, it’s time to take action! Whether you are an extreme couponer or a casual bargain hunter, use your money saving skills to help now.
Commonly Requested Items for Donation
- Bottled Water
- Non-perishable/Shelf Stable Food
- Canned food
- Granola bars
- Peanut butter
- Toiletry Items
- Toilet paper
- Feminine hygiene products
Where to Donate Nationwide
You can donate unopened packages of water, food, toiletry items, etc. at your local Salvation Army drop off.
LDS Humanitarian Services
LDS Humanitarian Services distribute needed items to natural disaster victims, though distributed items are stocked up well in advance. If you’d like to contribute for future natural disaster needs, check the current needs list. In Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington you can drop off donations at a local Deseret Industries store: Find locations here.
Ask Your Church
Churches are wonderful resources to those in need, including being aware of the charitable events in the community. Ask your local church (any church, even if you aren’t religious) if they are collecting donations for natural disaster victims since churches tend to be the forefront of charitable causes. If you aren’t comfortable donating directly to a church, feel free to simply ask if they know of local food banks that would accept your donation.
Check Your Newspaper
Newspapers across the country are announcing local events for collecting donations for tornado victims. Don’t throw out that Sunday paper that came with your coupons, take a look for donations opportunities in your area.
Where to Donate In the South
Alabama Donation Drop-Off Locations
- Tuscaloosa News
- Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa
- Blog – Alabama
- Magic City Post
- Red Cross – Marion County
- Work Volunteer Abroad
- Five Points Baptist
Mississippi Donation Drop-Off Locations
North Carolina Donation Drop-Off Locations
If you have any more ways to donate, please let us know in the comment section below.