30 Ways in 30 Days
Create a “penny war” at your school to collect loose change for your local RMHC Chapter
Holding a "Penny War" at your school is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy.
Last year, the Baskerville Elementary School held a "Penny War" to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, North Carolina. Classes competed against each other to see which could gather the most pounds of pennies. The prize was a pizza party for the winning class.
Christy Lewins' kindergarten class won the contest with 96 pounds of pennies collected. Irene Brown's first graders claimed second place with 88 pounds. All totaled, Baskerville students collected 463 pounds of pennies, which equaled $903.94.
If you would like to organize a "penny war" to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, get in touch with your local RMHC Chapter or searchVolunteerMatch to sign up for volunteer opportunities in your area.