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.