Student Uses Coupon Clipping Skills to Buy $100,000 of Products for the Poor

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreReality TV shows are good for something, it turns out.A 16-year-old girl actually learned a valuable skill while watching “Extreme Couponing,” and has turned it into a philanthropic powerhouse for aiding people in hospitals and homeless shelters.Instead of hoarding a stash of goodies, she uses those coupon skills to deliver food, household and personal supplies, and electronics to people in need. Hannah Steinberg has delivered many thousands of dollars worth of products by being a savvy shopper, stockpiling the goods that she buys super cheap–and continues the effort, even while in college, through her own nonprofit.SHOP FOR FREE GOOD NEWS WITH OUR APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSThe Tufts University student runs her nationally recognized nonprofit, “Our Coupons Care” in Massachusetts.A youth coordinator at Coachman Family Center in White Plains says Hannah has donated $100,000 in products to that shelter alone, helping the 175 children living there.By understanding how “Extreme Couponing” works, Hannah tracks deals and stacks coupons and other offers together in combinations, which slashes the price of items to tiny fractions of their usual cost.RELATED:  Woman Donates Entire Toy Store to Kids in Homeless SheltersFunneling the money her nonprofit raises into buying more bargains lets her multiply every dollar’s purchasing power by five.She’s done so much good for her community, she has earned recognition by New York congressional leaders and her city of Scarsdale declared a Hannah Steinberg Day.“This has become something so much bigger than I would’ve imagined, for me and for the families,” Hannah told the Boston Globe. “What I’m doing is very simple.”CHECK OUT:  Food Stamps Double Their Value at Michigan Farmers MarketsEven in college, she finds time to organize a new donation drive almost every month and has rounded up donations for the Toys for Tots campaign and for Boston Children’s Hospital among her other causes.(READ more at the Boston Globe) — Photo: Chris Potter, CCShop This Story Around To Your Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Blessing of the Fleet slated for Monday

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected]’s a tradition that spans decades and is honored at harbors across the Gulf coast and this Monday, the Texas Shrimpers Association (TSA) will be hosting it for shrimpers who call the Rio Grande Valley home. It’s the Blessing of the Fleet, a nondenominational ceremony dedicated to offering good will and prayers to the region’s shrimping fleet.As it has been in the past, Monday morning’s ceremony will be presided over by the Rev. Mark Watters. Watters will deliver a sermon at Zimco Marine located on Highway 48 between Port Isabel and Brownsville before boarding a shrimp trawler for a tour of the shrimp basin.As the vessel makes its way through the various channels of the basin, Rev. Watters will recite prayers, anointing them with Holy Water, and offering his traditional call for “a bountiful catch.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedBlessing of the fleet: Shrimpers hope for bountiful seasonBy FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] With summer here and as the shrimping season will be initiating soon, the Texas Shrimp Association (TSA), per tradition, hosted the Blessing of the Fleet on Tuesday, July 9 at the Brownsville Shrimp Basin. Children, women, and men- shrimping families, TSA employees,…July 12, 2019In “News”PRAYING FOR PEOPLEBlessing includes pleas for relief in wake of worker shortage By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] “The storm is never the story,” the Rev. Mark Watters said Monday, using a metaphor about sailing in rough seas to describe the current situation faced by local shrimpers just days before the…July 14, 2017In “News”Fisher of Men: Priest blesses shrimp fleet ahead of season’s startBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Shouting out, “Bountiful catch! Lots of shrimp!” the Reverend Mark Watters raised his arm and sprinkled holy water in the direction of one shrimp boat after another during the Blessing of the Vessels Tuesday morning in Brownsville. Watters, a resident of Selma, Alabama,…July 10, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Local GAA fixtures – Sunday

first_imgLoughmore Castleiney go up against Moyne Templetuohy in Castleiney at 12 as the Ragg field is unplayable. It’s West versus Mid in the County Under 21 A Hurling final this afternoon.Clonoulty Rossmore take on Thurles Sarsfields in Boherlahan at 1 o’clock.The destination of the Mid-Tipp Intermediate Football title will be decided this afternoon.last_img

2019 AITEO Cup Final: Ibrahim Musa Admits Kano Pillars Have No Time For Celebrations…

first_imgKADUNA – Kano Pillars head coach Ibrahim Musa has warned his players to not over celebrate their “historical” triumph in the 2019 Aiteo Cup to be ready for the August 10 clash against Ghanaian powerhouses Asante Kotoko in the preliminary first round of the CAF Champions League (CCL).Musa led Pillars to a maiden Aiteo Cup trophy at the third time of asking after the Sai Masu Gida had fallen short against El Kanemi Warriors in 1991 and against Rangers in 2018.Sunday’s 4-3 penalty shootout win over fellow northerners Niger Tornadoes at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, represented the first time a team from Kano would be hoisting the trophy after Kano XI’s triumph sixty-six years ago in 1953.And Musa, a Kano native who was also in charge when Pillars gave up a three-goal lead to lose the 2018 final couldn’t hide his joy of being the first to win the Aiteo Cup for his hometown club declaring his team “the happiest men in Nigeria’s football history” for their “historical”  feat.“It’s historical for me,” Musa told on finally landing the Aiteo Cup.“The last time Kano won this trophy was over sixty years ago. It has not been an easy journey; it’s a long journey. So, today we are the happiest men in Nigeria’s football history because back then they was no Kano [State], it was the Northern Region, sixty-six years ago.“So, we will be the first people to win this trophy for our State, so, we are happy and I can’t express how happy I am for now.”Despite acknowledging the special nature of his side’s achievement in winning the 2019 Aiteo Cup, Musa already has his eyes set on the next challenge for his team and has called for muted celebrations from his players so they don’t get carried away ahead of their all-important clash against the Porcupine Warriors at the Sani Abacha Stadium in two weeks time.Musa hopes that rather than make them rest on their oars, the Aiteo Cup win can instead, spur his players to defeat 24-time Ghana Premier League champions and two-time CAF champions league winners Asante Kotoko on the 10th of August and put themselves in good stead to progress to the next round on their return to the Champions League for the first time since 2015.   “Notwithstanding [our victory in the 2019 Aiteo Cup], we have another task ahead of us on the continent. So, I hope we will not get carried away by these celebrations and lose the concentration that [we need] to face a big team which have big history in African football. “Asante Kotoko are two-time champions, they’re the oldest team so I hope this winning will push us to face them in Kano to beat them so when we go back to Ghana anything can happen.”Related2019 AITEO Cup Final: Kano Pillars Coach Musa Reveals State of Mind as Match Progressed to Penalties (AUDIO)July 29, 2019In “Federation Cup”2019 AITEO Cup Final: Kano Pillars Coach Ibrahim Musa Reveals Measures to Forestall Asaba Repeat (AUDIO)July 28, 2019In “Federation Cup”NPFL: Ibrahim Musa Extends Pillars Deal, Aims For League And Cup Double (AUDIO)September 3, 2019In “NPFl”last_img read more