- Cut and trim the sides of the coupons. This is not only helpful to the receiving centers, but you do not want to pay postage on dead weight.
- Separate the coupons into two major categories - Food (for humans) and Non-Food (pet food would be non-food). Place them in large sealed freezer bags and label.
- Attach a dollar total of the coupons onto the bag.
- Prior to sending your coupons, you may want to touch base with whom you are sending them to, to make certain that they do not have any other preferences for you to follow.
Why not adpot Your Own Military Base?
You may elect to start your own co-op. Often individuals who are interested in doing this will “adopt” a military base for their co-ops contributions. The process just takes good organizational skills and a team willing to help.
Get a Group Together!
- Are you a teacher? School leader? Make it a classroom project! Reach out to the parents and let them know that they can bring their expired coupons in to the classroom/school.
- Get your church involved! The congregation can adopt a co-op and gather the coupons to send over to those families. Wouldn’t that be a neat project?
I know some of you send coupons overseas regularly- if you do, please let us know in the comments so that others can join you in your efforts.
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- Supporting the Military Through Expired Coupons
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