Look for drop boxes like the one at the Peninsula News Review to donate to Coins for Kids. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Help us help others with Coins for Kids

Annual campaign collects coins, toys for children in need across the Peninsula

Got some extra coin?

The annual Coins for Kids campaign returns this holiday season, a joint effort between Peninsula Santa’s Helpers, the Panorama Recreation Centre and the Peninsula News Review to raise funds to support children in need.

Check your pockets, check the couch and then look for drop boxes throughout the Peninsula (we have one at our Second Street office) to donate loose change, or paper bills. Donations help make Christmas brighter with toys, books, games and other gifts for hundreds of children.

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Coin boxes can also be found at Greenglade Community Centre, Capital Iron, Buddies Toys, BC Liquor Store, Visitor Centre, Deep Cove Market, the Mary Winspear Centre and Panorama Recreation Centre.

Organizers say they anticipate a greater need this year – in addition to monetary donations, the campaign accepts gifts such as art supplies, books, mittens, scarfs and hats, gift cards for older kids or any toys.

Each year, the Coins for Kids campaign has helped the News Review and its community partners, to buy presents for between 300 and 400 children.

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