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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.

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