Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CVS Shopping for Donations Week of 5/29: Operation Christmas Child Toothbrushes

I was able to score some more toothbrushes in my CVS trip this week for my Operation Christmas Child stockpile.  I have always just tucked one toothbrush in a box, but I recently read this report on Clip With Purpose from one of the children who received a box:

"Kristel...11 years old from the Phillipines:   'We are six siblings from a very poor family. It’s embarassing to admit that three of us are using one toothbrush… and we use salt instead of toothpaste. We use one towel for
the whole family, and we use laundry soap instead of bath soap. When I went with my friend Angel to their “friend day,” I was surprised when we all received a gift box each. In my box, I found 10 toothbrushes, 3 bath soaps,  6 face towels and school supplies for my brothers and sisters for the coming school year!'"

So now I am re-thinking my one toothbrush per box habit.  And with CVS deals supplying so many this year, I think each box will be able to have at least two.

I took advantage of the following current extra buck deal and coupon which brought them down to $.48 for both; and then I paid with a Free CVS gift card that I earned from online activity--so they were virtually free.

$1 ECB wyb one Oral-B Indicator toothbrush $1.99 Limit 2
$1.50/2 Oral-B Indicator P&G 5/1 EXPIRES 5/31

If you are interested in filling shoe boxes for an underprivileged child you can learn how to pack a shoe box and find a collection center near you by visiting the OCC website.  If you would like to find great ideas for filling a shoe box or other deals from other stores that would be great for filling a shoe box check out Clip With Purpose.  Jessica keeps us updated on all the hottest deals on items for shoe boxes year round from numerous stores.  You can also keep up with Clip With Purpose on Facebook or Operation Christmas Child on Facebook.

Image courtesy of Operation Christmas Child.


Betsy said...

I would love to do this but there are no drop off sites in my area. Any suggestions?

Cheryl said...

Wow, Betsy, that is a bummer. I know you can mail them, but that gets expensive. There will be a list up later in the year with area churches you can drop them off at and they collect them and take them to the centers themselves. That's what we do. If you want to, send me an email with your area and I will be happy to do the research to find where you will be able to drop them off. I'll write and ask if they expect one nearby you so you can get started.
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Anonymous said...

betsy...try a local chic fila they are big with that charity. i started couponing 2 mo ago to get free stuff to send on our churches missions trips.