It’s All in the Family
Lauren, single mother to her five-year-old son, emphasized how important it is to her that she pass along her grandmother’s generosity to her own child. “It is very important to teach him to help other people,” she said in an interview. “The little things we take for granted, the food we throw away every day … and if we just spread a little more love around, the world would be such a better place.”
But coupons don’t just buy food… KEEP READING to see what other ways Lauren Puryear is making an impact.
Not Just Hot Meals
Lauren has found that through her organization, For the Love of Others, she can work together with coupons and connections with other local good doers to make meaningful impacts on the lives of others more than just at the dinner table. For example, Lauren teamed up with local hair stylists and makeup artists and founded a program that helped eligible high school girls get a free dress, shoes, hair and makeup package for their prom night.
This task was something well within Lauren’s capabilities as a good samaritan, but this night will stand out in these girls’ memories for the rest of their lives.
Only 25,000 More to Go!
Coupons buy more than just food, and this fall during back-to-school season Lauren was able to team up with a local Boys and Girls Club to provide school supplies to children who couldn’t afford them. Holding so many degrees herself, Lauren certainly knows the power of an education.
With 5,000 meals delivered under her belt, there’s certainly a long road in the year ahead for 29-year-old Lauren to reach her goal of 30,000 meals by 30. But with the right coupons and the right help, Lauren says that she’s sure she can make her dream a reality. “It’s probably the most exhilarating thing I could ever do in life,” she says.
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