THUNDER BAY – United Way Penny Campaign – 2013 represents almost two decades of the United Way’s Penny campaign in Thunder Bay. In 1995 United Way started our first coin collection with Pennies from Heaven, which in 2012, became “Pennies for Change” to better fit with our new branding and tagline “Change starts here.”
United Way Helping Thunder Bay
On February 14, incoming Campaign Chair Walter Flasza and Special Events Co-chair Mary McLellan kicked off the 18th year of their Pennies For Change campaign. In the last 18 years local people, businesses and schools have collected over $310,000 for United Way’s Penny campaign.That’s over 31 Million pennies for our community!
Those little coins have added up to make big change for local people. Your coin donations over the years have helped fund a variety of community programs and services such as: Breakfast programs for children; Support for people with mental health issues; Safety for victims of abuse; Assistance in times of crisis and tragedy; Food for the hungry; and many, many more.
Although the Canadian government has announced it is ceasing production and distribution of the penny United Way continues to hold our coin collection campaign.
We encourage you to continue to support of United Way’s Pennies for Change campaign, and the essential work done in the community through this effort, by bringing in your cartons, loose and rolled coins. Pennies and other coins can be given to United Way in any type of container.
Donations can be brought to the Big Penny Carton at Intercity Shopping Centre from February 20-April 15 or dropped off any weekday (9-4:30) at United Way Office .
A variety of other drop off points around town for month of April will be announced at a later date.
United Way thanks all the many people who have, and continue to, support the United Way’s Penny for Change campaign. We would also like to thank the many businesses that sponsor this campaign so generously.
Every cent counts – please give.