News

Your pennies add up to help needy children

Each Christmas season the community newspapers of Black Press promote the Pennies for Presents campaign that, in the past 15 years, has raised more than $617,900 in pennies, nickels, dimes and other change for charity.

The late Frank Legh was the founder and driving force behind the campaign, which continues to honour his memory.

Proceeds from the local campaign will benefit the First Insurance Secret Santa Program, which provides christmas gifts to children who might otherwise not have one.

Pennies can be dropped off at the following locations:

• Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave.;

• First Insurance locations in the Comox Valley and Campbell River;

• Subway in Courtenay and Comox;

• Woofy's Discount Pet Food in Courtenay and Campbell River.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Amateur photographer contest winners announced
 
Fundraiser happening to assist troubled youth
 
Groups unite to preserve historical landmark
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Sharks enjoy world championship experience
 
VIDEO: Netflix steps into showdown against Canadian TV commission
Black Valley Gospel CD release
 
Duke of Edinburgh awards open up challenge to youth
 
A heritage link in Port Renfrew

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.