Eight years ago, in 2010, together the Ottawa community raised nearly two thousand dollars for local charities…
I used this blog to provide you all with updates over the 39 week period of donations. You suggested charities, and I donated on your behalf.
I hope the project made others consider donating to worthy causes themselves. It was certainly a humbling experience for myself, and reminded me of how kind our Ottawa community can be.
Here’s a little more information on the coins donation project…
- 7,650 pennies
- 1,250 dimes
- 864 quarters
- 760 nickels
- 300 toonies (two dollar coins)
- 96 loonies (one dollar coins)
- A misc. amount of dollar bills I’d traded in for change over time.
I hope that this blog will inspire others to lead similar coin donation drives in their communities. You’re always welcome to get in touch with me (Ravi) for advice.