Helping the Homeless
Legal Assistant Emily Miller made good use of a spare office recently as she collected items for donation to homeless veterans through the Cape Coral office of U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Through coupons, in a couple months, she was able to collect $4,300 worth of food, self-care and other products. Miller, who has been with the firm for 10 years, started couponing for herself about two years ago. She became so good at couponing, she began sharing excess deals with friends. “It starts to accumulate over time,” she said, so she decided to collect items the homeless might need. “You can get things for pennies on the dollar. It does get time consuming with the planning and driving. My biggest investment is time.” The only drawback? With a sleeve full of coupons, she’s that person slowing down the grocery line. “They can heckle me all they want. I’m helping people.” Want to help? Contact Frank Jones, 239-652-1800, ext. 20551 or http://www.leegov.com/dhs/veterans.