November 06th, 2012
We give pennies away without much thought - take a penny, leave a penny on counters everywhere. What's it worth? Not much -- but when one penny gets together with another and another, great things can be accomplished. With just 4400 pennies a child can attend school for a year in Zambia. A million pennies can set up a maize-grinding mill that will support 20 grandmothers and their families AND pay the annual operating costs for an ambulance.
If you have pennies to donate, we'll come and get them. If you'd like to collect pennies for us, we'll give you a jar!
So it is with our work. One woman can't do much but if two join and another and another, we can change the world.
"It goes on one at a time,
it starts when you care
to act, it starts when you do
it again after they said no,
it starts when you say WE
and know who you mean, and each
day you mean one more."
Excerpt from The Low Road by Marge Piercy copyright 2006 Middlemarsh, Inc.