Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pay It Forward Tuesdays

Welcome to Pay It Forward Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, I will post a challenge for you to complete during the week. This will be our way of giving back, helping others, and just being nice. Whatever you call it, I hope it will inspire you to do something nice for someone. We all live in this crazy world together. If everybody tried to make it easier for just one person, imagine what a difference it would make.

Money is tight for everyone, so I will try to make these challenges as frugal as possible. This way everyone can participate no matter what their money situation is.

I have two challenges to get us started this week. The first is courtesy of becentsable.net. Every week they have a grocery challenge. This week they are challenging everyone to see how much they can get for $5 and donate the food to your local foodbank. Stop back to see how I spent my $5.

Our second challenge is for the kids. With all the kids getting ready to go back to school, the need for supplies is strong. There are some kids that will start without anything new. Here's are chance to help them. Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart have back to school supplies cheap. How much can you get for $1, $2, or even $5? Take the supplies to your local elementary school and they will find someone to use them. Get your kids involved in shopping. They will feel great knowing they helped a fellow student.

After you complete your challenge, return back here and let us know what you did. Maybe your idea will inspire someone else to Pay It Forward.