I was asked by a fellow Utah Deal Diva reader, Carli, to spread the word about a wonderful service project she has going. Earlier this year, her young son had health problems which led to heart surgery. She was so grateful to the time she spent in the Ronald McDonald house, and wants to give back. And she wants our help! For those of you that are not familiar with the Ronald McDonald house, it is a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. They are in need of blankets, toys, and household item donations. I think as couponers this is something we can help with! Many of the items needed are things that we all probably already have in our stockpiles. Here is her son’s story:
Here are the items that can be donated and are needed most:
- New Fleece Blankets
- Brand New Plastic Toys
- Induction pots and pans
- Paper Towels
- HE liquid laundry soap
- Dryer sheets
- Costco gift cards
- Wood cleaner/polish
- Sanitizing wipes (Clorox wipes)
- Chapstick/lip balm
- Kids cereal
- Frozen dinners
- Individual snack items
- Lunch meat and cheese
Here is how you can donate:
- Take the items directly to Carli (the one who is heading this project): Contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Have your items picked up by Carli: She lives in the Ogden area and is willing to pick stuff up if you have a good amount and live fairly close to her.
- Take them straight to the Ronald McDonald house: 935 E. South Temple, SLC, UT 84102
Carli has also set up a Facebook group in case you are wanting a good way to contact her. Go here to join that group.
I hope you all will find this a great way to bless other’s lives with your stockpiles. You guys are awesome and happy couponing!