April 25, 2009

Optimist Club contributes pennies to charity

That's right...your pennies can make a difference; especially when they are combined with a lot of other pennies. The Optimist Club of Azle, Texas uses a penny drive each year to get students involved in philanthropy. From the Hoover Elementary School that raised $1288.63 all the way to the Azle High School that raised $2,174.87, the drive collected $1,726 more than last year and the most ever collected - $9,648.79.

The penny drive lasts for ten days and is supported by parents and teachers as well as students. Optimist Club president Darrell Helm said that everyone seemed to understand the importance of this year's drive being conducted despite such difficult economic times.

With great help from the community, the Optimist Club of Azle Penny Drive has raised nearly $50,000 since its inception in 2002.

How about a big high five for the Optimist Club of Azle for getting everyone involved!
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