Pennies from heaven – perhaps. Habitat wants the pennies in your kitchen drawer or garage. 10 million of them please.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  April 5, 2012  When federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced that the copper penny we all use was going to go out of production in the fall and suggested those of us that have jars of the things in the house should donate them to charity there wasn’t a charitable organization in the country that didn’t go into “get creative fast” mode real quick.

Fill this house with pennies so that Habitat for Humanity Halton can build a home for someone that works hard but just can't afford what's on the market today.

Halton’s Habitat for Humanity seems to be the first out of the gate in this neck of the woods with announcement of their plan to collect 10 million pennies so they can build a Habitat house.  Ten million pennies equates to $100,000 which will go a long way to paying for the building of a house. They want to have the pennies in hand by the end of May.

You’re invited to drop off your unwanted pennies and help Habitat for Humanity Halton fill a house to build a home at the Habitat ReStore located at 1800 Appleby Line, Unit 10 or at any branch of Prosperity ONE Credit Union in Halton Region.

The store on Appleby Line is open Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9am-6pm • Thursday 9am-8pm • Saturday  9am-5pm

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