My Coins Count
The 2022 project will help MCC and its partners in Ukraine provide emergency shelter, food, and other assistance. Read more about their response on the VMMissions website.
A little can do a lot!
My Coins Count is a fun way to raise money for projects of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions).
Collect coins in a container in your church, school, home or business. Bring the containers to one of the following locations:
- Harmony Square, Dayton or Broadway branch of the Park View Federal Credit Union during the week before the Relief Sale
- Relief Sale on Friday evening or no later than 9 am on Saturday
The coins are sorted by volunteers and counted in machines from Park View Federal Credit Union, whose staff calculate the total value of each congregation’s coins. Currency and checks are also welcome. Checks should be made payable to “Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale,” designated for My Coins Count.
A few coins plus a few more coins plus a few more coins adds up to a lot of coins! When a lot of coins are put together they can make big changes.
Sharing our Surplus (SOS) Campaign
Last year’s Sharing Our Surplus (SOS) effort brought in $47,406.29 in cash, check or credit card gifts for MCC refugee relief around the world. The SOS committee operates with no overhead so every penny donated goes for refugee outreach. The group encourages everyone attending the Relief Sale to spend generously on food, auction and other items and then match that with an equally generous monetary gift at the SOS table outside the main auction building.
Credit card or PayPal contributions to the SOS initiative can be made at any time by donating online. Checks should be made out to “Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale,” with SOS in the memo line. For those unable to attend the sale, the mailing address of the Virginia Mennonite Conference Center is:
Relief Sale, 601 Parkwood Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Over a five year period SOS has helped raise a total of nearly $150,000 for MCC’s refugee relief programs. We hope 2022 will see the greatest outpouring of generosity yet.
Here’s a link to a blog post on this challenge.