As The Central Bank rolls out the rounding of 1c and 2c coins, Change for Charity has today (Wednesday) launched National Coin Week where the people are being asked to donate their loose coppers.
It is estimated that there are over €35 million of these coins in people’s homes and offices in bottles and jars, which will soon be of no use to anyone.
The Change For Charity campaign is encouraging people to put these coins to good use during National Coin Week from November 2 to 8.
The campaign has over 3,000 collection points all over the country in schools, shops and banks. Every AIB and Bank of Ireland branch has a receptacle and there’s no need to queue, count or sort your coins. Simply drop them into one of the collection units in any branch nationwide.
The proceeds of the campaign will be divided between a number of charities; The Irish Heart Foundation, St Francis Hospice, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, and Gaisce – The President’s Awards. However, in addition to these charities, another strand of income is being reserved for smaller charities, community projects and youth groups.