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Give your coins a chance to do good

  • Mariani Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 24 2009   /  10:37 am

Valuable change: Coin A Chance community members count the dimes collected from people giving away their spare change, an event held at Oh La La café at Djakarta Theater building Saturday. Proceeds from the coin collecting will go to poor children’s education. Collecting Day happens once a month in different locations. (Check www.coinachance.com). JP/Ricky Yudhistira What can coins do for you these days? It is good to give them to unofficial traffic attendants or to parking attendants. But sometimes they are simply forgotten and left to pile up, as they are too heavy to keep in the wallet but rather too worthy to throw away. They are often substituted for candies at supermarkets and mini markets. The originators of the self-organized Coin A Chance (CAC) say these round metal coins link a child to his future and people to the most important thing - their heart...