Have you ever thought about the value of a penny? It is not very much in America and people throw them away all the time. Have you ever looked down on the street and seen a penny and not picked it up? So have most Americans.
Yet in other countries, such as Africa or Mexico, due to the exchange rate, a penny is valuable there. A few pennies can help feed a hungry or starving person. Children can live and not die, and famine can decrease.
Here in the U.S. we are a very diverse nation, many races, many creeds, yet we all agree on one thing--we can help those who are hurting around the world. We can even help hungry people here in America, such as Native Americans or people living below the poverty line.
How can I help??? By picking up pennies everywhere you see them, in the street, in your car, in your house, everywhere.
Who can help??? Students, businesses, young people, old people, teenagers, civic groups. Even homeless people have helped us, due to the small value of pennies.
What do I do with them??? Take them to any Wells Fargo Bank/Wachovia Bank in your state and deposit them to the account of "Pennies From Heaven /Betty Swann Ministries" and they will get to us.
You can also mail them to me:
Pennies from Heaven
PO Box 8882
Amarillo, TX 79114-8882
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can make a donation online by clicking on the button below:
If there is no Wells Fargo Bank near you, cash them into bills, checks or money order, and mail them to:
What do you do with the money? We know honest, reputable people with integrity who will get the money to hungry people all over the world and see to it that it gets spent in the right place. All the money will go for food; there will be no administrative costs.
Wells Fargo Bank
905 S. Fillmore
Amarillo, TX 79101
They will deposit them for you directly into the account of Pennies From Heaven/Betty Swann Ministries.
How much have you gathered so far? The accounting is done by two qualified bookkeepers. Specific details available upon request. The total amount donated so far is over $125,000 as of 10/11/2011( actually $125, 489.31). We have used this money to feed in 19 countries of the world.