Friday, January 18, 2019

Next Goal - 3 Million!


Military Coupons for Overseas Military Families

Since 2012 Dove’s RSVP has been encouraging volunteers and community members to collect manufactured coupons and send them to military families serving overseas. Families overseas do not have access to manufactured coupons, but if someone sends coupons to them, they can use them up to six months past their expiration date.


Since becoming the RSVP Director in 2013, we have continued this program and expanded it to what we see today. When I look at how beneficial this program is to military families, I wanted to be sure it could continue. The RSVP Advisory Council were on board to do whatever it would take to maintain including reaching into their own pockets to ensure shipping costs were covered for each box.  I am happy to announce that due to volunteers, churches, and community members in December 2018 we reached our 2 MILLION coupon goal. That’s right with your help, and the generosity of financial donors paying the shipping costs for 114 boxes the RSVP of Macon and DeWitt County has shipped 2,026,017 coupons to military bases around the World.


Here is how you can help, keep collecting those manufactured coupons and sending them into our office. Remember no store specific or restaurant coupons are allowed. We ask that your coupons not be expired for more than one month. Volunteer to sort and clip coupons, or should you feel inclined to donate shipping costs each box is about $17per box. One box can contain more than 20,000 coupons, and that equals a whole lot of savings for our military families living on tight budgets.


Thank you again for helping to reach our coupon goal. Here is to the next goal post on to 3 MILLION we go!


Charlie Gillaspie
RSVP Program Director  

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