Monday, January 6, 2014
It was January 1. After a trip to the store, we carried in the groceries. My mom welcomed us by smiling and holding the door open. We had only picked up a few things, so bringing in the groceries required a grand total of one trip.
Then it happened.
Amid lots of talking, my grandmother looked down at the front porch. A dull but beautiful color caught her eye.
"Look! A penny," she said coolly.
"Can I have it?" I replied. My mother stooped to pick it up and dropped it in my hand. It wasn't magical, and I don't believe that finding a penny on the first of the year will bring us good luck.
I wanted it for another reason.
You see, for almost a year now I have been collecting pennies.
Don't worry. I do not have a strange, radical obsession or fascination with this tiny coin. This is a goal, a worthy cause.
What is my goal?
My goal is to collect a total of 1,000,000 pennies to give to a local homeless charity, the SoupMobile. That means $10,000!
Check out their website here.
I currently have 3,230 of the one million pennies.
Could you help me?
I am pretty certain that all of my current readers know me personally. If you find pennies, please set them aside for me!