Do you have a coin jar sitting at home, waiting to be taken to the coin machine at the bank? Is your coin jar overflowing because you didn’t feel safe to use the coin machine at banks and other places
during the pandemic? Or maybe you were meaning to go and never got around to it.
Don’t worry! Now there is an easy way to lose your loose change AND help your neighbors in Los Alamos and beyond through a creative fundraising drive. During the drive which runs from now until Jan 1, 2021, you can donate your coin jars to be converted into a cash contribution for Self Help of Los Alamos (https://selfhelpla.org/).
Self Help routinely helps Northern New Mexican families in need with rent, utilities and other services but has been especially strained this year with the Covid-19 pandemic (If you need assistance, contact Self Help at (505) 662-4666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are several ways to donate:
1. Hand a ziploc bag marked “Self Help Inc.” to the drive-through teller at Enterprise Bank & Trust. The teller will convert the coins to cash and deposit it into the account for Self-Help.
2. Drop off your coins at RE/MAX First of Los Alamos at 116 Central Park Square between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers will take it to the bank and get it converted into a cash donation for Self Help.
3. Become a collector of coin donations for your street or circle of friends (Maybe recruit your favorite scout or Key club member to become a collector). Take the coins collected to the bank or RE/MAX First for conversion.
4. Arrange for a contactless pickup by texting Rao at (505) 577-7537 or Avi at (505) 695-6658.
In all cases, please collect and deliver donations in a safe, contactless manner and with social distancing and masks.
Let’s make those idle coins jingle and jangle and put them to work for a great cause. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Enterprise Bank & Trust and RE/MAX First for helping in this effort and thank you for your generosity. We wish you all a safe, healthy and peaceful holiday.