The pennies are rolling in - but slowly.
So far, this year's Pennies for Presents campaign has raised $1,616.14, which is a long stretch from last year's record-breaking total of $21,062.27.
All proceeds go to SHARE Family & Community Services to buy Christmas gifts for TriCities kids in need.
But it's not too late to donate, and every cent helps. So dig deep behind couch cushions and in the bottom of backpacks to find forgotten coins.
Collection buckets will be set up throughout the community to receive donations until Dec. 31.
Coins and cheques can be dropped off at The NOW's office at 201A-3430 Brighton Ave. in Burnaby weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is across from the Production Way-University SkyTrain station.
Cheques should be made payable to SHARE Family & Community Services. For more information, contact The NOW at 604-444-3451.
Donations will also be accepted at the following TriCities locations:
. RCMP detachment at 2986 Guildford Way.
. Coquitlam Fire Hall No. 1 at 1300 Pinetree Way.
. Ridgeway Community Police Station at 1059 Ridgeway Ave.
. Burquitlam Community Police Station at 560 Clarke Rd.
. SHARE Family & Community Services at 20025 King Edward St.
. Scotiabank at 953 Brunette Ave.
. Scotiabank at 465 North Rd.
. Scotiabank at Coquitlam Centre.
. Port Coquitlam Fire Hall No. 1 at 1725 Broadway St.
. Downtown Port Coquitlam Community Police Station at 2581 Mary Hill Rd.
. Northside PoCo Community Police Station at 3312 Coast Meridian Rd.
. Scotiabank at 4100-2850 Shaughnessy St.
. Port Moody Police Department at 3051 St. Johns St.
. Port Moody Fire Hall No. 1 at 200 Ioco Rd.
. SHARE Food Bank at 2615 Clarke St.
. Scotiabank at 2501 St. Johns St.
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