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Every penny still counts to Literacy Now Cowichan's education campaign

Literacy Now Cowichan wants your pennies. - Andrew Leong/file
Literacy Now Cowichan wants your pennies.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

The penny survives in charities such as Literacy Now Cowichan.

While the feds have ordered a stop to coppers, the coins still add up to LNC that's delivering tutoring programs to adult learners studying basic reading, writing, numeracy and technology.

LNC also provides booklets and helps parents when teaching their children basic reading skills.

Helping the educational penny-pinching drive is easy.

"Stop by your favourite coffee shop during February, and you just might see on the counter a Science, Math or Socials book you used in school decades ago," Literacy Now's press release reads.

The non-profit society is collecting 'pennies for change' in the books that have been transformed into quaint cash boxes.

"There is a demonstrated need for us to expand our literacy programs," says president Barb de Groot. "And we also want to let people know who we are, and that we are here to help."

For more call, Barb de Groot at Literacy Now Cowichan, 250-743-9559.

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