Irene Fancy of St. Peter’s in Kitchener sent along these photos of the pennies her congregation donated for mosquito nets, which are used to prevent the spread of malaria. The penny drive was a project taken on to celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary! There are enough pennies here to provide about 44 nets, which will be used to protect families in rural communities in Zambia and Mozambique. Here is what Irene had to say about the anniversary project:
“In December the 150th anniversary project at St Peter’s in Kitchener was collecting pennies for malaria nets. These are pictures of the jugs of money ready to be rolled and counted. It took 5 of us more than 4 hours to do the task. We hoped for $150 and ended up with $440, and apparently folks have more to give.
In January we are collecting gently used towels and blankets for the Humane Society and already they are coming in. We have discovered these projects are a great way to celebrate our anniversary.”