Monday, July 25, 2011

Saving to Give

Looking for deals to help others. I have posted previously about how using coupons and looking for deals I can help others more than I normally would be able to. The past couple of weeks the Dakota Boys Ranch stores have been having their end of season bag sales, a paper bag of clothes for $4. I was able to get a bag the last two weekends and am able to donate over 50 pieces of baby and kids summer clothes to the YWCA shelter for $8. Just figuring the thrift store prices, that is almost $100 of value.

Here is a current list of items needed by the YWCA Cass Clay Womens Shelter in Fargo.
Another way to help out is the United Way Cass Clay School Supply Drive. Donations of new backpacks and school supplies can be dropped off between Tuesday, July 12 and Friday, August 12 at the following locations: West Acres , Gate City Bank (all locations), Moorhead Center Mall, Wal-Mart (All locations), First International Bank and Trust (all locations), Elite Therapeutic Massage, United Way of Cass Clay, Starion Financial (all locations) and the FARGODOME.

Monetary donations can be mailed to UWCC, PO Box 1609, Fargo, ND 58107 or dropped off at United Way of Cass-Clay at 219 7th St S, Fargo or you can give online. Volunteers are needed weekdays August 1-18.

Supplies are available for students residing in and attending K-12 schools in Cass or Clay counties. Distribution is Saturday, August 13 from 8 am – 12 pm at the FARGODOME and Thursday, August 18 from 4-8 pm at Concordia College Memorial Auditorium and West Fargo Veterans Arena.
Students and families in need can complete the registration form and bring it to one of the sites. Registration forms will also be available on the site the day of distribution.

So if you have extra school supplies or can pick up extra when you are shopping, this would be a great cause to support.

Also, the Valley News Coats for Kids is collecting new or gently used kids winter coats and items from July 18-August 12. Drop off sites are listed on the website.

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