Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Value of Paper--Lucky 13
My friend Lejla Allison received a shoebox gift when she was an 11-year-old girl in Bosnia in 1994. She says that she'd been using the same pages in her little notebook for two years--erasing them with a rubber band wrapped around a stick. She had to be careful to write around the holes that were rubbed in the paper.
We need another 263 reams (package of 500 sheets) of paper to be able to put a little packet of 10 sheets in each of the 20,000 shoeboxes we're praying to pack at our community-wide packing party on September 29th.
There's a great deal on cases of paper this coming week at Office Max. You pay $43.99 for the case of paper (10 reams). Then you will get $34.00 back in Office Max rewards to use for something else in the future. There is a limit of two offers per person.
You need to have an Office Max Rewards Card (free to apply for this in the store). You also need to have the money to invest up front and have something you can spend the Office Max rewards on when you get them. I always use them to buy printer ink cartridges.
If I could get lucky and get 13 people to each buy two cases of paper to donate to this project....
Well there would be 13,000 kids who would be ecstatic to have a little packet of clean, new paper to use.
Don't you think that's a great investment?
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 3:59 PM