Coins for the Community Tops $35,000!
What a difference a dime or a dollar makes! We’re happy to report that in November our spare change collection netted $1,733.24 for Groceries for Seniors in San Francisco and St. Paul’s Pantry of Hope in Oakland, who distribute nutritious, fresh food to senior citizens on a weekly basis. This brings our grand total to $36,590.59 raised since we started our collection program. Our December collection is earmarked for W.O.M.A.N., Inc. to support the many programs it offers. We’ll report those numbers next month.
Our January spare change collection will benefit SaveNature.org in its quest to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. Its Insect Discovery Lab is a hands-on traveling lab that visits schools and other events with arthropods, including darkling beetles and giant walking sticks. Kids get a kick out of holding these giant bugs while at the same time learning about nature. We’ll be hosting some of the insects at our stores in the new year, too.
It’s easy to donate to Coins for the Community! Simply drop your spare change in any of our collection jars or choose the “Donate” option when you’re checking out at any of our registers. Or bring in that old jar of pennies that’s collecting dust on your dresser.