The Agapè Centre wants the community to start donating their pennies to help keep area children warm this winter. Each penny raised will go towards the snowsuit fund to purchase snowsuits for children.
“We want to collect as many pennies as possible and this is the first year that the Agapè Centre is holding a penny drive. Anyone can donate a penny or two. We want students and children to get involved as giving builds great character” said executive director Alyssa Blais. For each stack of pennies donated, the Agapè Centre and Computer Sense will provide an entry form for a chance to win an 8GB IPOD which has been graciously donated by Computer Sense.
With the penny about to go out of circulation, as it costs 1.6 cents to produce each penny, the Agapè Centre would like to help people “get rid of” their pennies. The draw for the IPOD will be held January 7th, 2013. “It will be exciting to see how many pounds of pennies we can collect in the span of 7 weeks. Imagine one million pennies can purchase 250 snowsuits. So Cornwall start mining your pockets, purse bottoms and sofa cushions.”