Archive for March, 2011

Busy counting pennies!

I know we’ve been pretty quiet! But we have been counting a LOT of pennies from Elisabeth’s school! We’ve rolled 8,000+ pennies and are only 1/3 through them! So all our free time it “wrapped up” in that LOL…. I’ve been told there are two more big bags waiting for us at school! Plus today Eliasbeth had Honor Roll Assembly in the moring and science fair in the evening! It’s been crazy busy here! 

But we can add 2,057 pennies to Elisabeth’s total now from Girl Scout troop 498 of Ashaway, RI!!! And from what I hear they are just warming up! Thanks so much for their help!

For a total of
23,835 ‘pennies’!

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Pennies collected at Pine Jog Elementary!

The collection from Pine Jog Elementary!

The collection from Pine Jog Elementary!

We haven’t gotten a chance to count these yet, but this morning we picked up the pennies that have been collected so far at Pine Jog Elementary! WOW! What are huge success! Besides the jar being completely full, there was, not one, but TWO plastic bags that are half hidden by Elisabeth in this picture!

Elisabeth and some of her classmates went from classroom to classroom last Thursday and Friday. I was told my husband that there had been a jar at aftercare as well.

And the school is going to continue to collect through this week!

Thank you so much to to Pine Jog Elementary
for supporting Elisabeth with her project!

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Penny jars!

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Thanks to Miss Patti and Dance Unlimited of Lake Worth for allowing Elisabeth to place a jar at her dance school. There were already coins in it when we left!

If you know of any other Palm Beach or Broward county businesses willing to sponsor one of Elisabeth’s jars, please let us know and we will get one to you!

Thanks!

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Very special thanks!

We added up the little amounts we’re gotten in the last week and our new total is

21,778 “pennies” for the Girl Scouts of Japan!

And a very, very heart-felt thanks to Melissa Barbato of  Daisy Troop 498 in Rhode Island – she has taken Elisabeth and the project under her wing like Elisabeth was one of her own girls and is blasting her community and the world!

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We have a facebook page!

Elisabeth project has a facebook page. (No Elisabeth does not have a facebook account – just a fan page!)

Please consider “liking” the page so we can spread the world on facebook!

The link can be found on  the left rail, or here!

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New total!

Thank you to Chester and Brenda Gordon, for their generous donation of 5,100 pennies. Elisabeth’s total is to date is….

20,445 pennies!

 

Also, Elisabeth has heard from many Girl Scout troops, both locally and across the nation, that want to help Elisabeth on her journey. We have had contact from Girl Scouts in Rhode Island, Arkansas, Illinois, New Jersey and Alabama, as well as locally here in South Florida. Elisabeth is so excited and appreciative of the support and well wishes!

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Getting donations to Elisabeth…..

 

We’ve been asked how to get pennies, money, or checks to Elisabeth to support her project. I have decided to stay away from online donation systems. If you would like to make a donation online – please donate directly the Girl Scout of Japan Relief Effort here.

Otherwise, you can either send pennies or a check to us, or if you choose, send it directly to GSUSA (the check – I’m sure they don’t want pennies LOL) and let us know how much you sent, so we can add to the final amount raised to Elisabeth’s total.

Checks can be made out to:
Girl Scouts of the USA-Fund Development
Memo: Girl Scouts of Japan relief efforts

Email Elisabeth at PenniesforJapanGS@yahoo.com for our address if you would like to send it to Elisabeth.

or mailed directly to GSUSA:
Girl Scouts of the USA-Fund Development
Memo: Girl Scouts of Japan relief efforts
P.O. Box 5046
New York, NY 10087-5046

The GSUSA has this message on their site, to reassure anyone about where the money is going:

Where will the funds go?
We can assure you that 100 percent of all relief funds will go to the national organization, Girl Scouts of Japan to be used for families affected by the earthquake and tsunami. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org.”

If anyone would like to let Elisabeth know how much you’ve raised on her behalf and have your donation amount added to Elisabeth’s total, please let her know by April 29th.

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