Super Coupon Woman is holding her first ever fundraising project to raise money for Super Coupon Woman Foundation! We are collecting new or gently worn shoes that will help those that have been affected in natural disasters, and raise money For our charity to allow us to continue helping those in need in Wylie and surrounding communities. Super Coupon Woman helps those in need as they are having financial struggles or mother nature throws them an unexpected curve ball such as an unexpected house fire, hail storm, or tornado to name a few. We have donated well over $150,000 to our community by using the power of couponing, and collecting others unwanted items to share with those in need. We now have a storage building full of clothing and various items where they can come shop as they would in a store for items they need. Her Pay It forward circle grows and grows and now needs funds to grow even further to allow her to own her own building one day! Our goal is 200 bags of shoes. 1 bag= 25 pairs so 5,000 total. With everyone’s help this can be done. We need 500 people to donate 10 pairs each. Ask Family and friends to collect even more! Please contact me if you have any shoes to donate especially if you live in wylie or surrounding areas. Fundraising deadline is April 15th, so still plenty of time to collect. I will pick up or we can meet : firstname.lastname@example.org
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2016 is coming to a close, and I am really looking forward to new beginnings in 2017. Even though I have made great strides in my Pay It Forward Challenges over the past few years, I have also endured quite a few financial struggles along the way.
The last really good year I remember having was in 2012. Some of the things I have had to overcome include job loss, lots of car issues which included car being totaled, replacing totaled car with a lemon which led to me having to get a new car with car payments to feel safer. (I hate car payments).
This year alone we endured two Wylie hail storms which caused over $8,000 in car damage and at least $30,000 in house repairs which has yet to be fixed since we rent. In May 2016 the business that I own with my ex husband (I know what???) burnt down and we lost everything causing a personal loss of $30,000. Total fire loss was over $300,000 which included several other peoples losses such as our landlord, nephew, and the business next store. Going through these struggles has made me a little down and out over the past few months.
When going through personal struggles especially as devastating as these, It’s hard to see the positive things that have happened also. There have been a lot of positive things that have happened throughout the year also. I was able to reach another $30,000 in donations which included helping 100 children with backpacks filled with school supplies, and over 50 children have Christmas this year and brings my total donations to 125,000 to my community and still going. I had a storage building donated to me from Morning Storage in Wylie, and I finished my book “Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time” on Amazon Black Friday 2016 which shares my Pay It Forward Mission, and teaches everyone how to coupon and other unique ways of saving money even without couponing. Everyone that has read it said that once they started reading, they couldn’t put it down and told me how good it was which makes me really proud.
Now that I have accomplished my mission and shared my story in a book that will inspire others to Pay It Forward in their communities, I will be slowing down a little this year and focusing on myself this year, as I tend to put more pressure on myself than I should. For example, I only wanted to do around 25 children for Christmas, but ended up doing over 50 because they were begging me and I couldn’t say no when in reality, I wasn’t too far off from their situation. I don’t think at anytime this year, I have had over $100.00 in my bank account.
Maybe since I have a Non Profit, people assume that I receive financial donations but since I am somewhat shy and haven’t had time, at this time I do not. I ended up being overly stressed due to a few people telling me they would send me a financial donation and backing out. There were a few other things that happened that was upsetting and left me feeling taken advantage of. This left me looking for ways to continue paying it forward, but relieving the financial struggles and extra stress as it was hard to meet up with people and when I took on more children, I ended up feeling like I let the families down because I got very few Thank you’s when I tried so hard. So through all this paying it forward I have learned a few things, and am happy to say I have came up with a way to continue paying it forward without all the stress.
I will be setting up my storage unit as a mini donation store where people can come pick out what they need, and be using very little if any of my own money. I am only allowed to use what others donate to help others or items I get free while couponing as I have spent between $8,000 to $10,000 of my own money since 2014 to help others which I have loved and would not trade this experience for anything, but know that it is now time to focus on myself and build up some savings for a rainy day. Though I am in great health, I did turn 50 this year and need to be prepared in case of an emergency 🙂
In 2017, I will regroup and get more organized, hopefully learn some ways to fund raise to get back on track to helping families in my community for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other needs when they arise.
Now that Super Coupon Woman has finished the $100,000 donation challenge and still going strong, I came up with a way to keep the Pay It Forward mission going. Take a look at the flyer below and print as many times as you want so you can have it on hand when you are able to Pay It Forward such as leaving some detergent and a roll of quarters in the laundry mat for someone to do laundry free that day. Leave a flyer or two for them so they can do a Pay It Forward act also and pass on the flyer to them and hopefully the flyer keeps going and going.
Pay It Forward Challenge Pledge
I have challenged myself to do _______ Pay It Forward Acts Per Week.
Today I Paid It Forward to You by:
Attached is another card for you to take the Pay It Forward Challenge Also. Please Copy your page before filling it out to pass along to someone else to keep this Pay It Forward Movement Going which has been inspired by Super Coupon Woman who challenged herself to keep Paying It Forward in her community which has lead to Donating over 100,000 & Still going Strong!
I have to say this past year has been filled with lots of ups and downs because of financial issues, I considered putting off the challenge until 2016. Due to the support and encouragement of my friends, family, and fans..I decided to continue on with the challenge, and I am so glad I did!
I knew that I wasn’t going to get $50,000, but maybe I could shoot for the 2nd goal of $30,000, I am proud to say I am going to reach that goal, I should reach somewhere between $30 to $40,000 in donations, which will make my total amount donated since 2010 $80,000 (30k total) or more! Never would I have dreamed as a single mom I would be able to donate this amount and help inspire others to pay it forward like I have done.
I started the non profit in August 2014 not know what direction to go in or how to get donations, I just knew I wanted to do more, and if doors would open that allowed me to expand the amount of people I could reach or help, I would take action on these opportunities.
I still donated to other charities because my only goal was to help others. It seemed to be more difficult to work with them for different reasons. Tired of feeling like my donations didn’t matter especially since I never got to meet the people I was helping, I decided maybe I should take a different approach and start helping others on my own. It happened quite by accident when I had collected 25 backpacks that I filled with school supplies, and was going to give to a charity that I was working with at the time. I sent several texts asking if she could pick up and no response even a text “Hey is everything okay? I am worried about you…nothing” With school almost starting, and my busy work schedule, I reached out to the facebook garage sales and posted I had free backpacks for those in need. The response was overwhelming, I could of passed out 100 of them to fill the needs. Of course I had no income requirement, just a pay it forward moment. I had the families come pick them up, and I thought this is kind of cool.
I reached out to another charity that was just starting out wanting to form a bond and help them grow as well, soon the same thing happened..my messages were being ignored. It made me feel sad, and wonder why..maybe this was a sign I should give up or was it?
I wondered why I was being tested, maybe I had to get really hurt and angry to be pushed to the point to do it on my own. I really liked doing the backpacks where I guess it was like a group project. I decided to help families for Thanksgiving and sponsor children for Christmas. I remember my stomach in knots as more and more people requested help, and not being able to say no. I wanted to do 5 families for Thanksgiving, I did 12. I had 5.00 in my bank account at times, what was I doing? I wanted to do 50 children, I am at 70! But people were noticing, and telling others about me, a friend of mine was telling businesses about me, and they were offering to help. Then that ah ha moment hit, so that is what it means to fund raise, tell people what you are doing! Now, I am not racking the donation in by any means, most have been from my own pocket, but I got $100.00 from a family that just wanted to pay it forward, and would like to remain anoymous, Albertson’s gave me a $25.00 gift card, WoodForest donated $20.00, and I received another $60.00 donation. So this paid for my Thanksgiving donation. My friends were donating any of their unwanted items such as clothing, household items, ect…so my total continued to rise.
Last week I felt so overwhelmed, I had so much to do, was I going to be able to make this all work? With no financial backers I would not be able to provide expensive items such as video games, in fact, I didn’t have a lot of toys because I buy items on clearance. My money was running low, and I still needed 6k to hit $30k..I asked my co workers to remember me when they were clearing out things to make room for the Christmas presents they would be getting…They sure did, they sent $5,000.00 in donations my way which included a lot of toys which would help meet some of the needs of the Christmas families!
On Sunday, my work decided to collect gifts for Super Coupon Woman Foundation which was awesome, because I was running short on time to seek out financial donations to help me with the families. I am so amazed with all the good things that have come out of this challenge, sometimes I doubted myself whether I was making a difference, I have to say others kept my me motivated by the faith they had in me.
I am working on a book to be released in 2016 which I will share my story of how I went from a struggling mom to donating close to $100,000 to my community! As you can see, I still have financial struggles that could get me down, and keep me from donating, but I choose not to let lifes ups and downs keep me from paying it forward, It’s just who I am, and it’s best to embrace it and do the best I can! I promise to never make others feel like their donation does not matter because it with Super Coupon Woman Foundation…it does!
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