Pennies for Peace is coming to TCU on Thursday and Friday thanks to The Center for International Studies: TCU Abroad. Pennies for Peace raises money to help poor countries in central Asian countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, and uses that money mainly to help support and build schools as well as provide salaries or teachers.
Students will have a chance to make a donation in either Tandy or Smith Halls, and any amount will help.
The fundraiser itself is called Pennies for Peace, implying directly that any amount will do its part in helping this cause. Many people think that simple donations won’t help and use that as their justification for not taking the effort to make a donation. Now there is really no excuse.
Both locations are convenient to a vast majority of the TCU student body; as someone goes through the building or to their class, they can just grab the change out of their pockets and throw it in the jar and feel good that they are making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in the Middle East. Even those people who aren’t carrying cash can point the penny collections out to friends as they pass through.
Multimedia editor Matt Coffelt for the editorial board.