Pennies from Tennessee and else where!

Cailyn and her collection of pennies!

Cailyn and her collection of pennies!

No, the adorable little girl to the left is not Elisabeth, but her sweet little cousin Cailyn from Spring Hill, Tennesse. She’s looking forward to being a Daisy Girl Scout next year when she starts Kindergarten. But she’s already a Girl Scout at heart helping out her “Cousin Elisabeth”.

Cailyn, her baby sister Anslie and Elisabeth’s Aunt Kati and Uncle John collected

8950 ‘pennies’!

Cailyn’s Grandpa, John Dickey also contributed 2,000.

So 10,950 pennies from Tennesse.

But wait no…. Junior Troop 965 in White House, TN collected

5,500 pennies!

Thank you so much girls! how considerate and caring!

We also heard that Brownie Troop of San Antonio, TX raised

4,000 pennies!

Great job being a sister to every Girl Scout! Thank you so much!

That’s a total of 20,450.. bringing our current total to


Here it’s been a heck of a week. My home computer is dying a slow miserable death! And with Tree Planting and Elisabeth birthday party on Saturday and our Troop Mother’s Day Tea Monday night, life is never dull. We probably won’t have a final count until at least the weekend after next. And we are still hearing from other troops, I will have more totals forthcoming!

Thank you so much again to everyone I’ve already thanked, it’s been amazing!


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Elisabeth is 7!!

Elisabeth is 7 today!

Elisabeth is 7 today!

Well today is Elisabeth 7th birthday!!!!!
She is so excited!

Elisabeth is personally extending her part of the penny drive until her birthday party on Saturday. We also have troops that are still in the process of finishing up their penny collections! So we are not officially ending the drive today, because it is going so well!

Either tonight or tomorrow I will have pictures up of our busy Saturday. We were at the city’s Easter Egg hunt collecting pennies, as well as heading down south, where Elisabeth was invited to attend Troop 10481’s meeting and Easter egg hunt, and they, and several other troops, had pennies for her as well. So many to count!!!!!

But I do want to send some big thank yous!

Brownie Troop 64 from Wakefield Rhode Island collected

1,034 pennies!

Congrats and thank you girls for a wonderful collection!

Troop 690 is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island collected

7,000 pennies!

That is really awesome collection. Those girls should be very proud!!! Thank you so much for your incredible job!

Troop 519 from Vinton, Iowa collect

11,144 pennies!

What an amazing feat! Thank you so much girls for your dedication to being a sister to every Girl Scout!

Bringing our current amount to

155,363 pennies raised for the Girl Scout of Japan Relief Effort!

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Pennies from across the country!

Brownie Troop 1457 from Yorktown Heights, NY

Brownie Troop 1457 from Yorktown Heights, NY

Elisabeth is starting to receive penny counts from Girl Scouts across the country.

Brownie Troop 1475 from Yorktown Heights, NY collected

2,118 pennies!

What an awesome job girls! Thank you for your support and for being a sister to every Girl Scout! See their picture to the left.

Daisy Troop 60570 from Western New York did an Amazing Daisy collection of

10,500 pennies!!!

And from what we hear, every scout in the troop participated! Thank you so much helping Elisabeth help Japan!

Elisabeth also received a package from the  Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Council. They collected 1,932 pennies (she was also very excited about the birthday card and council patch!) Thank you so much for your help and kind birthday wishes!

We finally counted the pennies from our own LEO service unit meeting!

9,190 pennies!

Thank you to all the troops that contributed right here at home!

Finally from Elisabeth Grandma Bobbi and Papa, she received

3,626 pennies!

Thats a total of 17,866 pennies, bringing the grand total to 

136,185 pennies!

This morning Elisabeth did a thank you announcement at school thanking all the students, teachers and staff for their huge support for Elisabeth and her project. Next week we pick up all the origami paper cranes that the 4th and 5th graders have been making in art class. During Elisabeth speech, there was a surprise annoucement that Elisabeth was selects as a winner of the the Palm Beach County Character Counts! program, for her penny project! Congrats Elisabeth!

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Elisabeth and I when to the bank this weekend to set up a temporary account for the project. The woman who helped us, Laura, told us about a song by Carrie Underwood, called Change. It seems so fitting to be the “theme song” for Elisabeth’s project. I thought I’d share it with you all.


We have pennies to count, but I wanted to send out a thank you to Elisabeth’s grandparents, Noreen and Keith Schrump for their donation of 2,000 ‘pennies” and Miss Jennifer again for another 461 pennies.

We were also very excited to here that Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1244 from Texas worked to collect 4,700 pennies to help Elisabeth’s project! Thank you so much for your support and being a sister to every Girl Scout!


That brings our total to 108,817 ‘pennies”!!!

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Over 100,000 pennies!

Rolled more pennies tonight!

Thanks to Spradlin family who sent pennies all the way from Colorado! Thank you to cousins Erica (and family) and Meagan and Uncle Rick and Aunt Tessie and their friends for their pennnies from across Florida and locally from Miss Jennifer and her family and Carol Dickenson and Aunt Chrissy.

This group of pennies equalled 10,920!

Making Elisabeth’s grand total of counted pennies ….


That’s $1,016.56 raisied for the Girl Scouts of Japan! Our first milestone on the path to 1 million pennies!



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Greenacres newspaper interview!

Elisabeth in the Coastal/Greenacres Observer

Elisabeth in the Coastal/Greenacres Observer

Elisabeth and her project was featured in the Coastal/Greenacres Observer that came out last Thursday, which is our local weeky newspaper. Elisabeth was nervous about doing an interview over the phone (she is NOT a phone person), but we manage to get through it!


Also, the city of Greenacres has been gracious enough to set up two city drop-off sites for pennies:

Greenacres Community Center • 501 Swain Blvd.
Youth Program building • 501 Martin Ave.

Thanks so much for their help!


Momma had to clean the house last night so no pennies got counted, but we will be back at it tonight!

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WRMF’s Kid of the Week!

Elisabeth with Deena and Chad of WRMF 97.9!

Elisabeth with Deena and Chad of WRMF 97.9!

WRMF 97.9 heard about Elisabeth’s project a few weeks ago and asked Elisabeth to be one of their Kid of the Week! So Elisabeth was heard Monday morning at 7:10 talking about her project. They were in love with all her badges and the Girl Scout cookies she came bearing to give to the WRMF staff! Because you know the Girl Scout motto is “Be prepared!”

Click here to hear Elisabeth’s segment on WRMF!