I wrote in November 2003 that pennies were (and are) an annoyance I could do without. I never have enough to make change and I always seem to have a dresser top full of them.
And don't get me started about trying to roll them.
But my readers have come to the rescue with many worthy causes that will gladly take your pennies (and nickels, dimes and quarters) and help people with them.
So if you're like me and hate the little copper-plated beggars, please contact any of the below and send them to a better home:
Between Friends Club
Manager, Fund Development & Communications
for youth with disabilities
Confederation Park Senior Citizens Centre
(supporting a Christmas Dinner for isolated and lonely seniors in the NW area of Calgary)
Cornerstone Baptist Church
send kids to camp
505 Oakview Avenue (at Watt Street)
Mustard Seed Ministry (Calgary)
Calgary Drop-in Centre
Pennies for Peace
Bertrun.E. Glavin Elementary
Your pennies will help families in developing countries such as Africa and Asia.
The Canadian Government will match the money our school raises dollar for dollar.
THE CHILDREN'S WISH FOUNDATION OF CANADA
Alberta / NWT Chapter
helping to grant wishes for children with high risk, life-threatening illnesses
265-9039 Phone, 265-1704 Fax
Volunteer Association of York Central Hospital
MILE OF PENNIES
10 Trench Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4Z3
York Central Hospital
Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 10, at Pape and O'Connor