In 2012 when the Canadian government announced that it was taking the penny out of circulation PWRDF’s “Pennies from Heaven” initiative was launched. The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is collecting pennies to make a difference in the lives of children and communities around the world. The monies collected will go to PWRDF general funds-where it is needed most.
How far can a penny be stretched? It only takes one to start filling up a PWRDF savings bank and before you know it, you are supporting PWRDF partners around the world.
Once the pennies have been collected at home or church gatherings, take them to your parish and ask them to send a cheque marked “Pennies from Heaven’ to PWRDF at 80 Hayden Street, Toronto ON M4Y 3G2 for the amount you have collected.
Make collecting pennies a Lenten project and return them to PWRDF right after Easter.