Every year, coins donated to MCC through our My Coins Count fundraiser are used to fund food and agriculture projects, impacting thousands of people across the world.
My Coins Count (formerly Penny Power) has been running in BC since 1999. Each year, MCC BC selects a project to receive the funds collected through the program. Through a partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, these funds are matched by the Government of Canada – anywhere from two to ten times the amount, depending on the project.
If you have been collecting coins, please deposit them at the My Coins Count booth near the main entrance.
For this year’s featured project, we are highlighting a project from our partner, Shanti Nepal. Shanti Nepal has been working in primary health care in poor and marginalized communities since 2004. The Chepang ethnic group in southern Dhading is among the highly marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal. Since 2013, Shanti Nepal has been working in this area to improve the poor nutritional status of women and children under 5. This project will provide nutritional education for pregnant women and mothers with children, while also supporting improved agriculture and income generation through training, inputs, irrigation systems and training on food preservation and storing. The project also provides education in family health.
Get involved today by,
1. Pick up a My Coins Count box at MCC BC Office (201-33933 Gladys Ave, Abbotsford)
2. Colour in the pictures on the box to learn about all the ways your coins can make a difference in the world.
3. Throughout the year, you and your family can collect your coins in the box. Plus every coin will be matched by the Canadian government. This year’s project is a 4:1 match!
4. Bring your box filled with coins to next year’s Festival for World Relief or drop it off at a MCC Thrift Store or at the MCC BC Office.