Time2Save & Time2Give Reader Testimonies!

As a community, we try to encourage each other not just in our struggle to save money – but also in our calling to give to others in need.  When you’ve come from a place of need into a place where you are able to give – you know what a joy it is!  So I have a few “Saving” and “Giving” testimonies to share with you today:

Terri French posted this on our Facebook Wall:

“Woohoo!!!! First time shopping while couponing. Spent $102 for $301 worth of product.”


Rose Thompson Smith got all this for $3.24!  Way to go Rose!

And now for a story we received from a sweet lady this week (Grab a Kleenex!):

“This last Sunday in our life group meeting (some call it Sunday School), a lady told us about an unchurched family, where the dad has lost his job, they have no car, and there are 4 children ranging from 8 to 16.  School is about to start and then I actually found out that the oldest son and his dad were sharing the same pair of shoes.  It was through the love of Jesus Christ and the Ministry that you have brought to some of our church ladies that enabled us on Thursday morning to take 2 boxes of slightly used clothes and 2 boxes of food and staples, and school supplies to help this family.  My husband said that they were so appreciative.  I would have never thought 3 weeks ago that we would be able to do this.  God has truly blessed us.  Thanks again for all you have taught me.   The bible says that before we start telling, to start by showing.  I believe that we truly got to show Gods love this week.”

Sincerely,
Kathy Smith

Thank You from the Quinton Family

Awhile back, we had a chance to reach out and help a family in need.  (Read about them HERE.) The Quinton family suffered tragedy after attending a workshop a few months ago and we wanted to pitch in to lend them a hand with something that is hard to do in the midst of sorrow – practical everyday things, like grocery shopping.  You all were wonderful in helping with this outreach, and we just received a touching letter from the family we’d like to share:

To My Brothers & Sisters from Time 2 Save:
There are just no words that can express our gratitude & thankfulness for what you all have done. The love and support we have received from ones we have never met has deeply touched our hearts.  We never thought that our family would be thought of and loved and cared for the way we have been.  I know, for myself, when I came to the workshop here in Dalton, I was so excited about what we had learned, I wanted to share it with so many.  I knew we didn’t know a lot, but what we did know we needed to try to share so their families could be helped.  This never got to happen because of Hunter’s accident, however, I have told everyone about your ministry.  I am in the food ministry at my church, we cook for families for funerals and I thought this could just be an extension.  We could help so many others.  I never thought it would be us that would be ministered to. 
God put me at that workshop for the specific purpose of becoming closer to each and every one of you .  You will never know what it meant to have the load lifted of not having to shop.  I physically and mentally just could not and God sent all of you to minister to us.  You all, I know will be truly blessed.
It was amazing, as we put up groceries it was exactly what we needed.  We had an overabundance of some things and felt the need to give to someone else as well.  So not only did you bless us, you also blessed someone else as well.  Thank you so much!  Those words seem so inadequate but I pray God will allow you to feel the love and appreciation we have for each and everyone of you!
I don’t know how this will get to everyone, but God does and I know we don’t know everyone’s name, but God does.  And truly, I love you, our family loves you and thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.  This ministry will grow abundantly…anything does as long as God is the center of it and I can certainly say I believe God is the center of this ministry!
Thank you ALL!
The Quinton Family

Quinton Family Updated Drop Off Locations

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Quinton Family Reminder and Updated Drop Locations

Thanks so much for your response to our invitation to help the Quinton family. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, Krista Quinton attended our Dalton Workshop just a couple of weeks ago. She expressed a lot of excitement and thankfulness to start couponing for her family. Little did we know just a few days later she would lose her 16 yr. old son in a car accident.   (Click HERE and HERE for previous posts.)

WWJD – Remember What Would Jesus Do?  Although the Christmas Season is hectic for us all, I can’t help but think WWJD for the Quinton’s.  Then, I ask myself what does he want ME to do?  We appreciate all of you guys so much.  Thank you for helping us minister the love of Christ to those in need.     
Dalton - The locations listed below are next door to each other.  Make sure to check available drop off days and times.
                   The Avon Experience (downtown Dalton)
                   116 W Cuyler St
                   Dalton, GA 30720            
                   Drop off Times: Tuesday – Saturday 10-6

                   Davis & Melton, PC
                   114 Cuyler St
                   Dalton, GA 30720
                   Drop off Time: Monday 8am – 5pm

East Ridge -East Ridge Baptist Church
                     4201 Ringgold Rd
                     East Ridge, TN
                     Contact Name:  Andy Mullins
                     Drop off times: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
                     Drop off in Main Church Office Facing Ringgold Rd
        
Cleveland - Cleveland Family YMCA
                     220 Urbane Rd
                     Cleveland, TN 37312
                     Contact: Rosemary Dworak ~ drop off for a Time 2 $ave family
                     Drop off times:  Monday – Friday 5am – 9pm

Macon - Mable White Memorial Baptist Church – drop off through Friday, December 18th
               1415 Bass Rd
               Macon, GA 31210
               Drop off with receptionist.  Contact name: Glenn Canup
               Drop off: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm
               Friday 8:00am – 1:00 pm

Drop off is starting now until December 16th.

Donation Suggestions: Non perishable foods, toiletry items, cleaning items, paper items, household items, gift cards, cards and notes of encouragement, etc.

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15 (New International Version)
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
  Luke 6:38

UPDATE: Quinton Family Time 2 Give

Quinton Family Update

Thanks so much for your response to our invitation to help the Quinton family. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, Krista Quinton attended our Dalton Workshop just a couple of weeks ago. She expressed a lot of excitement and thankfulness to start couponing for her family. Little did we know just a few days later she would lose her 16 yr. old son in a car accident.   (Click HERE and HERE for previous posts.) Time 2 Give is trying to help this family by stocking thier kitchen with everything we can. We are working out the final details right now, but wanted to update you on drop off location/times that have already been confirmed.

Dalton - The locations listed below are next door to each other.  Make sure to check available drop off days and times.
                   The Avon Experience (downtown Dalton)
                   116 W Cuyler St
                   Dalton, GA 30720            
                   Drop off Times: Tuesday – Saturday 10-6

                   Davis & Melton, PC
                   114 Cuyler St
                   Dalton, GA 30720
                   Drop off Time: Monday 8am – 5pm

East Ridge -East Ridge Baptist Church
                     4201 Ringgold Rd
                     East Ridge, TN
                     Drop off times: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
                     Drop off in Main Church Office Facing Ringgold Rd
                
Cleveland - Still working on.

Ooltewah - Still working on.

Soddy Daisy - Still working on.

Macon - Waiting for drop off location to confirm.

Drop off is starting now until December 14th.

Donation Suggestions: Non perishable foods, toiletry items, cleaning items, paper items, household items, gift cards, cards and notes of encouragement, etc.

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15 (New International Version)
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
  Luke 6:38

Update ~ Blessed to be a Blessing.

Thank you to all of you who have responded to help the family that lost their son tragicaly in a car accident on Sunday.  Like we said in our post HERE, we want to reach out and love this family by collecting food/household grocery items to donate to them. 
It is not too late we will continue to collect into next week, maybe longer if we need to.   Leave a comment below along with your email address if you want to help and we will contact you as we work out the details.
To read the article in the Dalton Citizen about this young man who was trying to get home on time, but lost control of his car.           
Click HERE

Time 2 Give – Blessed to be a Blessing

With heavy hearts we ask for your help.
A precious lady who recently attended all three workshops lost her 16 year old son in a tragic car accident on Sunday.  She had shared her excitement about couponing and how it was an answer to her prayers.  How quickly any of our lives can change in a blink of an eye.  
Thinking back to the most difficult losses in our lives, Kelly’s mom passed away in a car accident, and my father of brain cancer we remember the people who stepped in and meet the physical needs in our lives.  We were blessed by those who prepared meals, brought groceries to our homes, cut the grass, answered phones, or even did laundry just so we didn’t have to.  Now, it’s our turn.   

We’ll be collecting food/household grocery items to donate to the family, we hope to shower them with so much that they won’t have to worry about the bulk of their grocery shopping for months.  Since we live in Cleveland it would be helpful to have a contact person in surrounding areas that could help us collect food.  Hopefully, this would make it as simple as possible to all of you who want to help.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15 (New International Version)
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
  Luke 6:38

If you would like to help, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your email address so that we can contact you as we work through the details.