Monday, November 28, 2011

Pennies for Presents campaign now on

If you've been saving your pennies for a rainy day, now is the time to cart out your coppers.

The 22nd annual Pennies for Presents campaign is currently underway to collect coins for Christmas gifts for Tri-Cities kids.

All funds will be donated to SHARE Family & Community Services Society to purchase presents for tots, tykes, tweens and teens who otherwise might not get to unwrap anything over the holidays.

Last year's Pennies campaign brought in more than $21,000, breaking the previous record by $3,000.

Since the annual coin drive began more than two decades ago, Tri-Cities residents have donated nearly $180,000 to the cause.

Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies, toonies, bills and cheques can be dropped off at The NOW's office at 201A-3430 Brighton Ave. in Burnaby weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is across from the Production Way-University SkyTrain station.

Cheques should be made payable to SHARE Family & Community Services. For more information, contact The NOW at 604-444-3451.

Donations will also be accepted at the following Tri-Cities locations:


- RCMP detachment at 2986 Guildford Way.

- Coquitlam Fire Hall No. 1 at 1300 Pinetree Way

- Ridgeway Community Police Station at 1059 Ridgeway Ave.

- Burquitlam Community Police Station at 560 Clarke Rd.

- SHARE Family & Community Services at 20025 King Edward St.

- Scotiabank at 953 Brunette Ave.

- Scotiabank at 465 North Rd.

- Scotiabank at Coquitlam Centre


- Port Coquitlam Fire Hall No. 1 at 1725 Broadway St.

- Downtown Port Coquitlam Community Police Station at 2581 Mary Hill Rd.

- Northside PoCo Community Police Station at 3312 Coast Meridian Rd.

- Scotiabank at 4100-2850 Shaughnessy St.


- Port Moody Police Department at 3051 St. Johns St.

- Port Moody Fire Hall No. 1 at 200 Ioco Rd.

- SHARE Food Bank at 2615 Clarke St.

- Scotiabank at 2501 St. Johns St.