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Tossing Coins

January 28th, 2011 at 10:43 am

Often many of us focus on paying down debt, or saving all our hard earned dollars that we foget to share with others. My 13 year old daughter had an assignment to 'do something nice for a stranger' this week. Her idea was to take some of her own coins (ones she's specifically found on the ground herself) and toss them back on the ground for someone else to find.

I had to go to Target, so that is where she chose to complete the task. She was very discreet. The next day she had to share this with her class. One boy thought it was 'so cool'. After they all shared they voted on the best one. Her idea and and one other boy tied for the week. By the way that boy, helped a disabled person take their groceries to their car.

The same day I walked past a coinstar machine at Walmart. I stopped with my youngest daughter to check it out. We did not have coins. I turns out you can donate your coins to charity at these locations. I think I will encourage them to take some of their loose change there for donation.

Today I received an email from the American Red Cross encouraging monthly donations. Apparently, $12 a month provides 2 blankets for disaster victims. That seems reasonable. We donated last year two different times, but I think I'm willing to make the donation monthly.

Are you sharing?

3 Responses to “Tossing Coins”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    what great ideas and what an impression it will make on the kids.

  2. laura Says:

    My 12 year old is going to a birthday party on Sunday and in lieu of gifts they are accepting donations to an equine saving foundation that buys and cares for retired race horses that are close to being killed.

    I like it when the next generation is getting a clue about being generous and helping others less fortunate.

  3. mjrube94 Says:

    That's a great post ccf! I'd be curious to spy on the spot where the coins were dropped and see how many people passed by, and how many stopped to pick them up...

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