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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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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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New update!

We had a busy week and weekend, but have finally gotten a chance to count the second batch of pennies from Pine Jog Elementary.

The second round of collections was

37,148 ‘pennies’!!

Bringing Pine Jog Elementary’s grand total from both batchs to

58,901 ‘pennies’!

And Elisabeth’s current counted total to:

90,736 ‘pennies’!

Thank you, Pine Jog, for such a great collection!

We still have many pennies that have not been counted, so now that we got the huge count done,
we can start counting all the other wonderful donations Elisabeth has gotten in the last week!


Pine Jog Elementary’s current total! OMG

OK, we have spent many days rolling coins. Hold on to your hat because the current total of “pennies” that Pine Jog Elementary helped Elisabeth collect was…..

29,753 ‘pennies’!!

Bringing the grand total to

53,588 ‘pennies’!!!!

And I have more pennies to pick up from the school on Friday, so this total is not the final count from Pine Jog. Thank you so much to the teachers and students for making this so successful!

Hopeful I’ll have some more exciting news to share pretty soon! Some very exciting things are happening behind the scenes.


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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