PENNIES, PESOS, POUNDS, FRANCS, YUANS OR DRACHMAS TO DIMES… DIMES TO DOLLARS… DOLLARS TO CHANGE LIVES!
Do you have currency from another country and you are wondering what to do with it?
Just back from another trip or vacation with extra change but no way to spend it?
Still have the penny jar on the counter?
March of Dimes Canada can help you, while you help others. Your donation through the Currency Collection program will assist children and adults who live with disabilties.
Visit a Continental Currency Exchange location near you or one of our other program partners to donate your extra currency today!
Consider these facts:
- There is approximately $745 million in foreign currency, and over $200 million in Canadian pennies alone still in circulation
- Over $1 billion Canadian Tire money in Canada today
The impact of similar programs:
- Tim Horton's collected $7.2 million through their coin collection program (including over 120 different currencies)
- LCBO collected $8.2 million through their program in 2013
... Your coins can add up to a lot of money to help change lives!
Impact of your donation
YOU can change lives by supporting programs and services that maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities.
5,000 pennies = $50 that helps a stroke survivor participate in a peer support group
12,000 pennies = $120 that helps a child participate in one week of the Conductive Education Program where they are taught skills and techniques to help them overcome the challenges of their disabilities.
25,000 pennies = $250 that helps fund a Youth Life Skills Workshop Program which is dedicated to increasing independence in young people age 19 to 24 years.
36,000 pennies = $360 that helps with the cost of a manual wheelchair achieved through the Assistive Devices Program which helps people buy, repair and maintain equipment such as wheelchairs.
Your simple act of kindness means that someone, perhaps even a family member, friend or neighbour can have a better life. On behalf of the people who will benefit from your kind generosity, thank you.
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For More Information Contact:
Dennis R. Ullman
Associate Director, Special Events and Community Relations
March of Dimes Canada