Monday, July 16, 2012

Penny Party!

Yesterday was my 100lb party and it was so much fun!  We had nearly 20 adults and about a dozen kids hanging out on our deck and yard.  It was a big potluck and the sun even joined us!

Admission to the party was 100 pennies to represent the 100lbs I have lost.  I weighed out the pennies I received, and it is 15lbs!

At the party I thanked everyone for their support and also donated $100 to Girls Night Out in Faro.  The money will go towards boosting self-image in teenage girls.

So all of this got me thinking about a neat way to show the weight I have lost.  I am asking for pennies!  Please send me your pennies!  If you live close enough, I will trade you for some baked goods.  I am going to try and round up 150lbs of pennies for when I hit my 150lbs goal.  That goal should be reached late next spring since I am only 49lbs away.

It looks like it will take about $183 worth of pennies to make 150lbs.  And I will donate all of those pennies to Girls Night Out.  How can you resist helping money go to a good cause?

Send your pennies to:
Box 762
Faro, YT
Y0B 1K0

Or just drop them by the house!

Cavan, Hunter and Matt counted out 300 pennies for the party.
A full back deck on a gorgeous day!


15lbs of pennies!


Sarah said...

I will totally save and amass our pennies for you!! Do you know when they will be going out of currency?

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I believe they will be accepted indefinitely as currency, but they will not longer be given out sometime this year.

Thanks for saving them for me!

Allmycke said...

I have a $5 Cdn bill and two US dollars I'll send to you. That's 700 pennies towards your goal. Just tell me where I need to send the bills!

J Dowell-Irvine said...

Hi Kara
So sorry I missed your party! Whitehorse wiped me out!
I have some pennies for you and will bring whatever I can find. Keep on inspiring us all!