Collecting Change to Change Lives
People often ask us, "What's a simply way I can help kids in my normal everyday life?" If you're asking this question you already have the heart of an advocate.
Collecting change in your workplace, school or church can be an easy way to begin a conversation about children in need. Not only is it a great platform, but as people start to give their spare change, they become part of changing the lives of kids in countries all around the world.
Starting a ChangeDRIVE isn't hard and can be done almost anywhere. Plus, we have a lot of resources and ideas to help you get started. See, collecting and creating change can be simple.
Eric is a 2nd grade teacher who wanted to teach his students how to give to others. Eric asked each of his co-workers to put out a collection jar in their classroom and then invited over 1,000 students to bring in their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to help purchase desks for impoverished children in the Dominican Republic.
“Many of the students in our school are from low-income families, but they still have a lot to be thankful for”, Eric said. “The Change Drive was a great way to teach about poverty, giving and another culture all in one”.
Thanks Eric for being a part of VisionTrust in your day-to-day life as a teacher. Your Change Drive has impacted thousands of children, both in your school and in the Dominican Republic!