The pennies keep rolling in and to date, The News has received $2,330 in copper coins from our readers.
Still, there’s a way to go to reach our goal of $5,000 in this year’s Pennies for Presents campaign.
The News is collecting pennies all of December, and will donate the proceeds evenly between the Society of Organized Services and the Salvation Army. These two local organizations use the cash to ensure families and children have enough food and support through the holiday season — and well into the new year.
Pennies — as well as other cash donations — can be dropped off at The News office on Middleton Avenue in Parksville during office hours.