National Coin Week 2nd – 8th November 2015
As The Central Bank rolls out the rounding of 1c and 2c coins this Wednesday, October 28th, ‘Change for Charity’ is launching National Coin Week where the people of Ireland are being asked to donate their coppers to this campaign.
There are over €35 MILLION of these coins in people’s homes and offices in bottles and jars which will soon be of no use to anyone, so the ‘Change for Charity’ campaign is encouraging people to put these coins to good use during ‘National Coin Week’ which takes place from 2nd – 8th of November.
The campaign has over 3,000 collection receptacles all over the country in schools, shops and banks. Every AIB and BANK OF IRELAND branch has a receptacle – there’s no need to queue, count or sort your coins, simply drop them into one of the collection units in any branch nationwide.
The proceeds of the campaign will be divided between a number of charities – the Irish Heart Foundation, St Francis Hospice, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, and Gaisce – The President’s Awards. However, NO-ONE is excluded – in addition to these charities, another strand of income is being reserved for smaller charities, community projects and youth groups, who would like to apply for smaller amounts of funding but don’t have the resources to be involved in the overall project. Currently, there are 47 charities on a waiting list for funding but ‘Change for Charity’ will only be in a position to help these charities if the whole country gets behind this campaign during NATIONAL COIN WEEK and brings their unwanted coppers to their collection units nationwide.
Imagine what an achievement it would be if we could all bring this money in together and make it work for Irish Charities. The government haven’t been able to do it, the Central Bank haven’t been able to do it, so lets see if we can MAKE a “Change for Charity” during National Coin Week, 2nd – 8th November.
Nationwide locations and further details can be found on www.changeforcharity.ie