Spare Change that Counts
Spare change has a lot more value than simply occupying space in our pockets or purses. Spare change can, and does make a significant difference in Chatham-Kent. And in February/March, it helped to make a positive change achievable for the more than 550 persons who have intellectual disabilities and their families supported by Community Living Chatham-Kent.
Students, teachers and staff at six area schools participated in this year’s Community Coin Campaign by collecting spare change to help Community Living Chatham-Kent provide resources for the people who are supported through individually tailored programs and services. The schools that participated represented the Lambton Kent District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board. Special thank you to the students in St. Clair College’s Options Program for assisting with putting the schools packages together.
The participating schools included: John McGregor Secondary School, King George Public School, St. Anne Catholic School, W.J. Baird Public School, Harwich Raleigh Public School and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School.
Once collected, the coins were delivered to Community Living Chatham-Kent’s Park Avenue Day Program where participants did amazing work separating and counting the coins.
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the 2016 Coin Campaign a success!