Some of the staff at the Golden Columbia Valley Credit Union stand around the barrel they use to collect pennies for the Golden Women's Resource Centre.

Golden business collecting unwanted pennies for women’s centre

The Columbia Valley Credit Union has a donation barrel for unwanted pennies, which will eventually go the Golden Women's Resource Centre.

Since it was announced that pennies would eventually be taken our of circulation, the Columbia Valley Credit Union decided to give people a chance to get rid of their old pennies, and help a good cause as well.

“These pennies really add up,” said Karen Heppler with the credit union. “We started rolling them last week and we have $618 already.”

The money, which is collected in a barrel at the credit union branch, will go to help the Golden Women’s Resource Centre.

Anyone who brings in a container of pennies will be entered into a draw to win a mini iPad.

The draw will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday Nov. 30. The collection barrel will be removed after that, but people are still welcome to bring in their old pennies for donation to the Women’s Centre after that.