BCP Employee Gives Over $1,000 Of Needed Items to Local Charity
How does one person present a charity with over $1,000 worth of desperately needed items?
Ask Amanda Weber. She recently did just that for Turning Point in Monroe, NC.
Amanda has been a QA (Quality Assurance) specialist with BCP for 2 and a half years. Earlier this year, BCP partnered with Turning Point, a shelter for battered and abused women, to help with volunteering, reconditioning rooms, and supplying much needed items to the families seeking shelter from abusive situations. We have had multiple opportunities to assist this organization as a group, but Amanda wanted to do more.
On September 30, 2015, Amanda dropped off over $1,000 worth of health, beauty, hygienic, and cleaning products to the Second Chance Boutique, a subsidiary of Turning Point.
How did she do this?
Time and Coupons.
Amanda explained the process that goes into acquiring all of these items:
“Overall, the total retail value of all the items was $1214.69 (the price that would have been paid without sales and coupons).
I bought things like soap, shampoo/conditioner, styling products, body wash, deodorant, razors and shaving creams, toothpaste, mouthwash, facial cleansers, facial tissues, bath tissue, sunscreen, feminine hygiene items, and cleaning products like dish soap, dust wipes, clorox pumps and trash can liners.”
When asked why she did this, Amanda responded: “I like to coupon to save money, but it's also fun. After I started couponing, I quickly realized I had too much for just my family-- and there was so much available for free or extremely cheap that I could buy and give to others. We've given almost $2000 worth of food and personal care products to the food bank this year and when I learned about the BCP program I asked if I could donate items instead of just cash. I started with 2 laundry baskets, then had to buy another one, plus there were several grocery bags full. I literally could not have fit anything else in my little Prius. Most everything was purchased at Harris Teeter because they double coupons and occasionally have Super Double events.”
It is amazing when business leaders contribute to charities they believe in. Money is necessary, and much needed organizations have had to close their doors because of lack of it.
What is even better, though, is when a business not only gives money, but also encourages it’s employees to lend a hand.
At BetterCarPeople, we are given many opportunities to give back to the community, and Amanda Weber took that notion and ran!
So, here is a shout out to Amanda! May your actions inspire more good will in Monroe!