Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Couponing Can Change the World: a note about that Formula

The response to the 10 sentences I wrote here about Liquid Gold aka Formula has brought tears to my eyes.

As many of you know, my family and I are in the process of adopting a 6 year old from Ethiopia; click here to see a snippet of our boy. Thru this process we have learned that there is a desperate need for formula in the orphanages that are in the remote parts of Ethiopia.

The formula that can be bought in Ethiopia is marked up 300%, it is more expensive than it is here in the US and its quality is that of powdered milk. . which does not have the nutrition to help starving babies. It costs $56 to ship 9 cans of formula to Ethiopia and takes 30 days to get there.

So my heart is to take lots and lots of formula to Ethiopia when we travel to meet our 6 year old G-boy that we are adopting. And then take lots and lots of formula to Ethiopia when we travel to bring G-boy home. We will make 2 trips to Ethiopia and Rob and I plan to put all our personal belongings in our carry ons and fill our checked in suitcases with formula. Clothing is optional, formula is life!!

And let me tell you, YOU couponers and blog readers are so helping me fill the suitcases with formula. I am so thankful for each one of you who has put coupons in the mail to me, who have given me their formula checks, who have stopped by the house and left cans of formula on my porch. I am thankful for those of you who have used your computer ink and printed off coupons for me. You have been so generous. I have so tried to email a thanks to each one of you, but I will be honest, the response has been overwhelming and I know I have missed a few of you. Please know I am truly thankful. . you are sending life and hope to Ethiopia.

Small things done with great love really can change the world. I am witnessing the small thing of couponing bring life and hope to starving babies. Look at that packed suitcase above. I have another 15 cans on my shelves downstairs. I have coupons and checks galore in my coupon binder ready to be used. And I have already sent 4 cans down to Ethiopia. .when I sent a love package down to our G-boy. Really, thanks for coming alongside me and using your couponing and freebies to not only bless your family, but to bless others.

and because you have email and asked, I will keep collecting this liquid gold until February.


  1. Su:

    Thanks for sharing! I have tears of joy right now just knowing these babies need this so bad….. we take for granted being able to feed our babies here. Thanks for all you are doing.

    God Bless,



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