Thursday, December 16, 2010

Change for change

Sure, we've all heard that every little bit makes a difference. But The Red Thread Promise is living proof that your pocket change can transform a child's life.

Penny Blessings is one of the many programs of The Red Thread Promise, but was specifically designed to be an easy way to give for children, seniors and everyone in between.

While some folks have excess, others do not. The Red Thread respects the differences in the socio-economic backgrounds of our donors. Penny Blessings is a way for those who possess the spirit of giving, but not necessarily the means, to contribute in a meaningful way.

Over the years, we have collected thousands of dollars in loose change that has made a difference in the life of a child. Take for example, these 4 donors:
  • A senior citizen from New Jersey collected her change and donated $217.06.
  • A couple in Hawaii saved the left over change from purchasing soda and donated $894.80.
  • Another senior citizen from Texas has sent $186.00.
They each collected their change and then sent a check in that amount to The Red Thread. Their contributions are significant, especially when combined together, totaling $1,297.86.

At this giving level, we can pay for multiple hospitalizations and medications for a child in Haiti or provide 6 hippotherapy sessions in the United States. If we had 9 more donors giving at these levels, we could pay for an entire spina bifida surgery in China, which costs approximately $5,000! It's amazing what a little loose change can do.

If you are interested in taking part in Penny Blessings, we offer a coffee can label that you can print out and put on your own can. It works well at home, in an office space, or any other space you can think of. Email and she will send you a label.

Your pennies can and will turn into a blessing for a child in need of medical treatment.

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