Fewer and fewer of us are using cash, let alone coins, in COVID-19 times, so we may as well donate whatever spare coins and cash we can to a good Christmas cause.
The Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Coins for Kids charity drive is now underway and continues throughout December.
The fundraiser for the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island helps those two organizations with their efforts to make a merrier Christmas for families in need in the area.
Coins for Kids partners Quality Foods and John’s Bedrooms are our much-appreciated year-round dropoff locations, and we find that even though Coins for Kids is a Christmas charity, community members give 12 months a year. Dedicated volunteers pick up the donations, roll coins and help our chosen charities provide a little bit more under the tree each year.
For those who have phased out cash transactions, we hope some of you will be willing to support Coins for Kids all the same. We’re thankful to the Nanaimo Foundation for administering online donations at this link.
Donation jars can be found at all three Quality Foods locations in Nanaimo and at John’s Bedrooms.
Thank you to anyone who can spare some cash for Coins for Kids, or any of the other worthy charities that ask for help at this time of year. There is great need in Nanaimo, and the community seems to understand that, and comes through.