“What am I going to do with all my pennies?”
This thought crossed my mind while I was cleaning my room last weekend. I have a cup full of pennies that I have been randomly collecting as spare change. The pennies just sit in a cup in my room occupying space.
I keep thinking I will spend them, but this hasn’t happened yet.
I’m running out of time, as pennies are being phased out in Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint isn’t creating any more. I guess I could keep one lucky one – but what am I going to do with the rest? I have a huge cup full of them.
It seems like a waste to just let the pennies sit there – I should put them to good use. That is when I came up with this idea.
I am going to give my cup of pennies to someone or some organization in need!
You may think that 1 penny isn’t going to make a difference – but I have hundreds. I counted mine and found out there were 403 in that cup.
Now, I know that is only 4 dollars and 3 cents, which is very little. Heck, that is less than one speciality drink at Starbucks!
But what if every Canadian collected their pennies and gave them to a cause, think of the difference we would make!
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama
If every 34,482,779 of us in Canada were to donate 100 pennies (i.e., 1 dollar) to the same organization, think of how much of an impact that would make!
I’m not saying we should all give our pennies to the same cause – donate them wherever you choose. The point is: Give the pennies to somewhere that’s important to you.
You know how the saying goes: Pass a penny to a friend, your luck will never end!