Next Time You Go to Throw Away Your Coupons, Think Again
It’s estimated that Americans throw away $57 billion worth of coupons every year. We’ve all done it—you get that 14-foot long receipt from the drug store and think to yourself, “Well, I’m realistically never going to take the time to use these.” You probably don’t even look at the coupon section in the newspaper anymore. Into the trash they go.
For 29-year-old Lauren Puryear of Woodbridge, New Jersey, it was in one of these moments that she realized that the 14-foot long receipt in her hand had the power to make some serious change in the world.
From a young age, Lauren’s grandmother instilled in her a sense of duty to help others wherever she could in life. When Lauren’s grandmother passed away in 2012, she decided to carry on the flame of her grandmother’s generosity. That year, she founded For the Love of Others, an organization that carries on her grandmother’s legacy “through providing opportunities to enable them to live a purposeful life.”
Lauren’s goal is to deliver 30,000 meals to people in need by the time she’s 30, and with a little help from her talent for extreme couponing, Lauren says she’s right on track to meet that goal by her birthday next year.