This tour is all about helping families just like mine and my readers. No one knows when tragedy will strike. When it does, we all benefit from a helping hand and a warm smile. This tour is our first effort to give back in this way.
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Camp Lejuene, NC (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
On July 3, 2011, Collin Morgan, the founder of Hip2Save.com, a highly regarded and hugely popular frugal living and couponing website, with a strong commitment to family and community values, embarks with her family on a charitable trip to Atlanta, GA. There they will join other Hip2Help Benefit Tour organizers, six adults and nine children under the age of 11, and set out in a leased tour bus on an 8-day journey to offer support, assistance and hope to families devastated this spring by tornadoes in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
While Hip2Save has always been generous in its commitment to giving and to reaching out and supporting others when they need it most, this is its first benefit tour. Thanks to the input of many Hip2Save readers who have identified families and communities in need, the tour will visit four locations in 3 states over the 8-day period. Benefit activities include community events, service projects, and direct support of selected families.
The goal of the tour is to share resources and hope with families in tornado ravaged communities who have experienced significant hardship. The tour’s mission is to demonstrate that it is possible for everyone, regardless of position or circumstance, to give back in big and small ways… one person, one event, one coupon, one contribution at a time.
In addition to a large and enthusiastic group of Hip2Save readers, corporations are also supporting and contributing to the Hip2Help tour, including Procter & Gamble, Fruit of the Loom and Philosophy.com. Each of these companies, along with local businesses, are providing much needed goods and donations to impacted families and the communities in which they live.
In Collin’s words, “This tour is all about helping families just like mine and my readers. No one knows when tragedy will strike. When it does, we all benefit from a helping hand and a warm smile. This tour is our first effort to give back in this way. We wanted to provide our readers with a fun, inspiring and 'HIP' way to contribute and to be an example that encourages everyone to help those in need however and whenever they can. I’m so touched and motivated by the generous response of our readers. This benefit tour would not have happened without them!”
The group’s first tour stop is the tornado ravaged town of Griffin, GA. In Griffin they will take part in community events that local Hip2Save readers have coordinated and organized. After spending July 4th in Griffin, the Hip2Help Tour travels to Elmore County and Lake Martin, AL, July 5th and 6th, and to Memphis, TN, July 7th. The tour concludes July 8th and 9th in Calhoun County, AL.
The Hip2Save team invites everyone in these communities to join Hip2Save readers in person and participate in all sponsored events and activities. More broadly, everyone, regardless of where you live, is encouraged to support the Hip2Help tour. The Hip2Save website details dates and times of local activities and events, donation needs, drop-off locations and local charitable organizations that are accepting cash and in kind donations to support their own relief efforts.
Hip2Save.com is very proud and appreciative of the strong core of Hip2Save readers and corporate sponsors who have enthusiastically and generously come forward to support this charitable effort, including over 110,000 Facebook fans.
"We give little when we give of our possessions. It is when we give of ourselves that we can truly touch another person's life." (Anonymous)
Founded in 2008,Hip2Save.com is a frugal living blog that shows by example how to live a more fulfilling and rewarding life by saving money with coupons, taking advantage of the best online deals, and shopping stores with confidence! Who says living a frugal lifestyle can't be fun, wholesome and hip? If this appeals to you too, check out Hip2Save.com.
Hip2Save is a blog started by Collin Morgan, a stay-at-home mom of 3 young kids and married to a Marine. She began the site as a way to make herself more financially accountable and to share savings tips with family and friends. After a while, she recognized how much fun and rewarding saving money and sharing ideas can be. She also began to realize that saving money was essentially the same as making money. Creating and maintaining Hip2Save.com has empowered Collin and her readers to budget and save money in order to live more fulfilling and rewarding lives. And as far as Collin is concerned, nothing is more “HIP” than that!
Hip2Save's mission for its staff and their readers is to live more fulfilling and rewarding lives by saving money with coupons, taking advantage of the best online deals, and shopping stores with confidence - the “HIP” way to shop, to save and to live.
You can find Hip2Save on Twitter @Hip2Save, Facebook/Hip2Save and YouTube/Hip2Save