The Friends of Glendon penny drive, which started in September, has been a cents-ible success, raising far more than its initial goal.
The funds raised will go toward helping Glendon students. The goal was to collect 100,000 pennies for $1,000 in student bursaries, but to date, $1,516.22 in pennies has been raised thanks to faculty, staff and students, as well as the Living and Learning in Retirement community members.
Some of the bags full of pennies donated by the Glendon community
The penny drive began with a few boxes and vases at the Office of the Principal, the Recruitment office, Academic Services, Extended Learning, Frost Library and Financial Services. These offices challenged one another to see who could gather the most pennies.
Encouraged by the participation in the drive, the Friends of Glendon will continue to collect pennies until the end of January. Anyone wishing to be part of the drive and contribute can drop their pennies at one of the aforementioned offices or join the challenge at their own office.
Are you at the Keele campus? Send your pennies via intercampus mail to YH-C138 at the Glendon campus.
Pennies may soon be history, but they can build the future. To become a Friend of Glendon, connect with the group via Facebook at facebook.com/amisdeglendon or visit the Friends of Glendon website.