Coupons for Charities
by Mike Grayeb
In our Spring 2004 issue of Circle!, we featured a "Fan Fare" story on Harry Nydick, a Chapin fan who has found a way to make a difference by using coupons from local newspapers and grocery store circulars to buy food and other much needed items for a local food bank at little or no cost.
The story proved to be very intriguing for many readers who wrote to us inquiring about how they could implement a similar approach to "doing something."
So we reconnected with Nydick to get some tips that could help readers get started in becoming "master coupon clippers."
Nydick said there are many creative ways to turn coupons into valuable donations. "The first thing people must get used to doing is finding and getting extra coupons and keeping them in a way that makes them readily available," he said. "These ideas are critical whether they are shopping only for themselves or are also getting food for the food banks."
Here are some additional tips Nydick provided:
Want to contact Nydick to learn more or share your ideas? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient in waiting for a response.
Watch for the Next Issue of Circle! on September 7