Local Nonprofit Teaches Community Members How to Stretch Every Dollar
Common Heart Offers a Free Couponing Class
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., April 14, 2012 – Common Heart CONNECTS is hosting Couponing 101 on April 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the June Bugs Childcare Development Center located at 2251 Stallings Rd., Matthews, N.C. This class teaches participants how to get the most out of food stamps and how to help the community and increase food pantry donations through the use of coupons.
Dana Hinson, Common Things Thrift Store assistant shopkeeper and experienced couponer, will lead this class. The goal is to teach members of the community how to use coupons effectively for their own households and to aid local food pantries like Common Cupboard. Space is limited. Participants must register at Coupon.TheCommonplace.org or call 704-218-9060.
Common Heart began as a loose group of friends with the desire to put their faith into action by forging relationships with the people they help. It now encompasses a collection of community members and organizations, churches, and businesses in addition to its branches Common Cupboard, Common Things Thrift Store and CONNECTS. Common Cupboard, founded in July 2006, mobilizes volunteers to directly and personally address hunger and other issues of poverty in the local community. It has now evolved into a grassroots movement involving over 500 volunteers from 50 local churches in 2011, over 11,000 people were provided with a week’s worth of groceries through Common Cupboard.