Coins rolling on in for kids

The Peninsula News Review is seeking volunteer coin-rollers

Got pennies? The Peninsula News Review is collecting your donations to our annual Coins for Kids effort.

Pennies and other coins are rolling in to the office of the Peninsula News Review, as our Coins for Kids campaign ramps up.

Each year, the News Review puts out a call for coins to help us raise money for gifts that will go to children in need at Christmas.

While the pennies and silver are being dropped off at the News Review office (6-9843 Second St. in Sidney) and at various locations around the Peninsula, we do need help rolling them up to be able to count up the amount raised.

That being said, the News Review is looking for volunteers — individuals or groups — willing to lend a hand rolling coins. Anyone with some extra time to donate to the cause can call our office at 250-656-1151.

This year, the News Review’s Coins for Kids effort is getting behind the local Secret Santa’s Toys for Tots campaign, spearheaded by Canoe Cove Restaurant owner Rob McMillan.

McMillan started a toy drive last Christmas and this year, has expanded the effort. The community is helping out in a variety of ways: the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosts a seasonal mixer Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m. at VIH Aviation Group at 1962 Canso Road. Guests there will be asked to donate $30 to the event, the proceeds of which go to purchase toys. Call 250-656-3616 to learn more.

And tonight, Dec. 5, Canoe Cove hosts a Jazzy Christmas Party, featuring Melinda Whitaker and Karel Roessingh. The fundraiser costs $30 and starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 250-656-5557 for details.



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