by A Total TaiTai Tale
The parent association at our school organizes every year in March a Small Change Appeal.
Bring your small change (but we also accept big change 😉 ) and we will count it. For the last 3 years, all the money raised go towards EGRC (Educating Girls in Rural China). 5000RMB ($500) sponsors 1 student for 1 year of education. The school committed to 12 girls, but the second year we raised enough for 15 girls so we are aiming for 16 girls in 2016.
Counting the small change is a labor of love: the 1 Mao coin & bill you see in the picture is 0.10RMB or 0.01 US cents ;-).