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About Penny Power

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Collecting Coins

Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches have adopted Penny Power as a great intergenerational activity, collecting coins year-round. Coins and larger donations are collected and taken to annual MCC Relief Sales, which are festivals and auctions that support MCC projects. You can come and hear the coins jingle as volunteers sort and count the change.

Creative methods for collecting coins by volunteers have included collecting coins in a wheelbarrow and a watering trough, throwing coins into a basketball hoop, using teddy bear jars as banks and giving rides in a giant hollowed-out-penny.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. The MCC Mission Statement reflects the biblical call to care for the hungry and the thirsty, the stranger and the naked, the sick and those in prison (Matthew 25:35-36). Our Peace Making Commitment.

Put your change to work

Help Mennonite Central Committee meet the needs of people who are hungry and thirsty. Help us reach our goal for 2008, $650,000 US.


Get Involved:

You too can save your coins and make a difference or — to really see the fun — provide a match for the coins collected at your church, your relief sale or in all of your province or state. Check with the relief sale nearest to you for drop-off points for coins, mailing addresses for donations, and other details.

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