Penny Wars are competitive and a fun way to raise money.
You can compete between different classes or grades.
- Each home room or class will need a large container to collect coins and bills.
- Students can put their money in their own class’ container. Pennies, nickels and dimes are counted at face value. Quarters and bills reduce the number of points from that container by the amount of the coin. (e.g. a quarter reduces the points by twenty-five, a dollar by 100, etc…)
Other classes may put quarters and bills into the containers of competing classes.
Containers are emptied and counted daily. The total monetary amount of silver coins and dollar bills are deducted from the total number of pennies for the day.
At the end of the event you will have a lot of coins – make sure to prepare and ask the local bank for supplies to roll the coins.
Donate the funds to Drop in the Bucket and help build a well in Africa.