By Michele Boal
Founder, Coupons for Change
The hustle and bustle of this holiday season is already in full swing and can bring about a wide range of emotions for many people, but for me it’s a time when I look forward to hearing the laughter of kids as they open a gift or seeing their excitement as they give a special handmade gift to a family member or friend.
It’s difficult to comprehend that some children aren’t able to experience the happiness laughter and excitement, but the stark reality is that 1 in 5 children this holiday season will have only one wish – a meal on their table to share with family.
We launched CouponsforChange.org over a year ago as a simple solution for families to join in the effort to bring an end to childhood hunger in America while helping themselves to savings on everyday household items, groceries and more. Since launch, CouponsforChange.org has already secured over 1.4 million meals for children struggling with hunger. Our mission in partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is to continue to connect children struggling with hunger to the healthy food they need everyday
Every three coupons used from CouponsforChange.org helps connect a child to a meal through the No Kid Hungry campaign.* CouponsforChange.org has put together delicious recipes for your holiday table on their new Recipes for Change, page. Melissa d’Arabian, celebrity chef, TV host, author and mom has also joined in this initiative with her favorite family-friendly recipes, as well.
My hope is that we are all able to pause and take in the seasonal sights, sounds and smells, as we join in family traditions. We’ve created a video titled “Save Money, Change Lives” to show how easy it is to give back all year long just by saving. Please visit www.couponsforchange.org?pid=16581&nid=10&zid=cp16 to Help Set a Place at the Table.
May your holidays be filled with laughter and lasting memories.