Change For Social Change: Vancouver High Schools Collecting Pennies Supporting Local Rape Crisis Centre and Battered Women's Shelter

Monday, January 14, 2013 - Monday, February 4, 2013

On February 4th 2013 the Canadian penny is going out of circulation for good. Local high school students are taking this opportunity to collect pennies for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.

The students are very enthusiastic to participate in the penny drive and all  the schools staff are extremely supportive. Brittney Sharma, a collective member of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter said: “The students are very eager to participate in the penny drive. They are troubled by the recent media reports about violence against women and they want to do something about it. The penny drive is a great opportunity for them to take action and to support their local rape crisis centre and battered women’s shelter.”

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter invites all members of the community to organize their own penny drive at their school or work place. It’s easy. Just download a poster. get a large container and start collecting today. Call Vancouver Rape Relief to let them know you are raising funds. They can pick up your rolled pennies or you can deposit them at your bank and make a cheque payable to “Vancouver Rape Relief” for the total amount raised.

Vancouver Rape Relief is happy to provide you or your school with a charitable tax receipt for your contributions. 

Vancouver Rape Relief is Canada’s first rape crisis centre. We help over 1200 women and girls escape male violence a year. Our shelter provides transitional housing for around 120 women and their children each year.

Call us if you have any questions: 604-872-8212