SOURCE: Change Making Change Fund
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Change Making Change Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to making global improvements through the collection of pocket change, today announced a partnership with Ben Towne Foundation in support of its 2012 Summer Coin Drive. Together, the organizations are promoting National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September) by making it easy for children and families to donate spare change in support of pediatric cancer research.
Earlier this summer, the foundation distributed coin boxes and asked families to collect spare change that could accelerate cancer breakthroughs at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research. On September 23, thanks to CMC Fund and its participation in the Coinstar® Coins that Count™ program, families can bring their coin boxes to the QFC grocery store in the University District (2746 NE 45th Street, Seattle) between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and utilize the Coinstar kiosk to make their donations. CMC Fund will then process all transactions and forward the collected monies to the foundation.
"Our partnership with Change Making Change makes it easier for families to participate in our summer coin drive," said Jeff Towne, founder at Ben Towne Foundation. "Hearing coins fall through a Coinstar kiosk gives children an added level of excitement in the charitable giving process. Thanks to Change Making Change, we've added more fun and convenience into our campaign."
Donations to the Summer Coin Drive can be made throughout the month of September at any Coinstar kiosk that participates in the Coins that Count program. Select CMC Fund as the donation recipient, then send a photo of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 503-446-3660 with amount, the name "Ben Towne Foundation," store name and zip code.
About Change Making Change
Seattle-based Change Making Change Fund (CMC) is founded on the belief that many people giving small amounts of money can do as much good as a few people giving large sums of money. Anyone can get involved by bringing a handful of spare change to a Coinstar kiosk and selecting CMC as the recipient. To learn how Change Making Change is helping small donations make a big difference for international and domestic charities, visit us at www.cmcfund.org, follow on Twitter @CMCfund or find it on Facebook.