New club to help charities |

New club to help charities

A new club is forming. Its name is 17/50. What is it for? Donations to your favorite charity.

How does it work? Every day while shopping at your grocery store, coffee shop, soft drink, fast food or pizza parlor, more than a dollar or two will be spent. Very likely you will receive a few cents in change. Now you have a donation to give.

At evening’s end, empty your pockets of these coins. Place them in a glass or plastic jar or any container to hold them. Over a period of a month or two, when the container is full, put the coins in sleeves from the bank. One roll of each coin is $17.50 – 17/50.

What’s in a name? Ten dollars in quarters, $5 in dimes, $2 in nickels and 50 cents in pennies. A good habit will soon become a very large gift for your favorite group.

In three months, I collected a total of more than $59.50 for my favorite charity, the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy Research and other work. If this club spreads in Grass Valley and Nevada City, it could go to Auburn, Sacramento, the state of California and beyond. Find your container today. Pennies from heaven can do a lot of good for many.

Jack W. Bogue

Nevada County

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