Sometimes all they need is a little time and attention, other times they need a little love. You can be the one to love them, by donating your unused items, your time or your attention to their cause. I choose to give to those in need based on my likes and desires. Since I love to craft, shop, give and make people smile; I have donated to children’s youth charities, women’s support charities, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, the homeless, the abused and soon troubled teens.
I chose these organizations because its easy to give to them. I chose to give them fun crafty things, like recycled jewelry, hand designed Easter Baskets as well as the goodies I collect from my #ExtremeCoupon shopping trips, because I love to #diy and #recreate, while #redesigning discarded items, or #upcycling something that has lots of life left in it.
If I made giving hard, or made it about something I’m not into; then it would become a chore, all about others. It’s not that I don’t like helping others, but it’s because I love to see smiling happy people, myself included. If giving becomes a chore, I’ll be the first one to dodge it lol. So I make it about something that satisfies my inner creative diva, so that in turn, it harnesses my love and desire for a better world for all of us.
If you decide that it’s time for you to begin giving back to those in need, start here to read my spread the love page. You will find blogs about the charities I’ve donated too, as well as others I was blessed to share my love with. It’s easy to give, but be careful, as it can become addicting.
You can extreme coupon to give extremely too, when you begin here with my blogs on getting started with #extremecoupon lingo, ideas, definitions and suggestions. Once you get your stockpile to the quantity levels you’re comfortable with, begin giving away all those items you have no need for, or those you have too many of. This is the easiest way to give extremely, with little to no out-of-pocket money. Once you begin your life of giving, please come back to this page and share a photo or a comment below so we can see the love you’re spreading around!
For Easter this year, I’ve been collecting mushroom, strawberry other recycled containers; to decorate and use as Easter baskets. This year I’ll be using the good old-fashioned technique of twisting tissue paper on the end of a pencil and gluing it to the container, one piece at a time. I think it will be much more festive for the children and cannot wait to begin. You can read more about it below.