Penny Fundraising

Many corporations, national charities, schools, and local philanthropies have realized the worth of the penny. Through the use of point-of-sale collections and competitive penny fundraisers, these groups have turned thousands of idle pennies into real dollars for everything from college scholarships to housing for the homeless. These fundraisers clearly demonstrate the true value of the penny. For example, Southland Corporation, which operates 7-Eleven convenience stores, recently provided some startling information about the penny's contribution to charity. At Dallas area 7-Elevens, over 82 percent of all coins collected were pennies. They estimated that almost 30 percent of the total money collected in donation receptacles was pennies. In other words, $1 million of the approximately $3 million raised annually from national 7-Eleven stores for charities are pennies. For other examples of fundraisers utilizing the penny click here.

Additionally, school children who participate in penny drives are often taught a valuable civic lesson. By collecting pennies, children learn they too can make a contribution to the community. Moreover, they begin to learn, at an early age, the importance of philanthropy, a lesson which hopefully stays with them the rest of their lives. For those who are interested, instructions on how to conduct your own penny fundraiser can be found by clicking here.

 

President's Day - A Time to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and Cheaper Pennies

President's Day gives us the chance - at least once a year - to recognize Abraham Lincoln's immense contributions to the country and a legacy that continues to enrich us daily.


President Lincoln is a unique cultural and historical figure," said Mark Weller, Executive Director of Americans for Common Cents. "It's not just that the front of the penny has had Lincoln's image since 1909, it's what Lincoln did for our nation," Weller added "He possessed all the qualities we want in a president -- the ability to unite a divided nation, honesty, strength, and humility," Weller concluded.


For the full press release, please click here

 

Special Announcement!

Pennies for Pasta and Pennies for Patients

These are run by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its local chapters as part of its renamed Student Series program:  www.studentseries.org

For more information, you should call your local Chapter which may be found by going to the Society's website at: www.lls.org

Please note Americans for Common Cents does not get actively engaged in any fundraising activities.

More than Two-Thirds of Americans Still Favor Keeping the Penny

Recent Poll Shows Increasing Penny Support and Concern About Price Increases If Penny Is Eliminated

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A poll released today by Americans for Common Cents (ACC) continues to show overwhelming and increasing support for the penny by the American public. 68% of those surveyed favor keeping the penny in circulation, representing a slight increase since the last poll in 2012.

"These results confirm the strong and unwavering support the penny continues to receive from Americans," said Mark Weller, Executive Director of ACC. Weller's group includes more than 50 organizations that support continued production of the penny.

For the full article, please click here

Contact Us

Americans for Common Cents
1301 K Street NW     
Suite 600, East Tower     
Washington, D.C. 20005-3364     
Phone (800) 561-7909
Fax (202) 408-6399
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Two Cents

twitter Bird more info...!

Facebook