We all carry coins around in pockets and purses. We all find change in drawers, under car seats and even on the street.
GHC volunteer Mary Jaeger collected more than $46 in change in just six weeks and discovered a way the entire community can become involved in preserving their local history.
The Geneva History Center is asking the community to start collecting "Pocket Change" and donate it to GHC to rebuild our Trust Fund.
has "Pocket Change" canisters available in hopes of having one in every Geneva home! GHC will be open from 5:30 to p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, for the Christmas Walk - a perfect opportunity to stop in and pick up your can or come in anytime from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and or from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18.
Anyone who returns a "Pocket Change" canister with $25 or more will receive the following:
- A one-year membership to Geneva History Center.
- The opportunity to submit a family photo and biographical information to be preserved in our archives.
- A chance to win a Kindle if your can is returned before March 31.
- The fulfillment of supporting the Geneva History Center and acknowledging its value to the community.
The State Bank of Geneva has agreed to sponsor this campaign as our official coin counter. Bring your full canister to the , 22 S. Fourth St., and they will count your coins, deposit the donation into the GHC Pocket Change account and present you with a receipt recognizing your donation for tax purposes. All names of those who return their full canister by March 31 will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle. State Bank hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All donations support the Geneva History Center and are tax deductible.
Your can is waiting and needs a good home!