Penny Wars 2015!

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Penny WarEach year leading up to the Heartland Missions Conference, students at Heartland Christian Academy & Boarding School participate in what we call Penny Wars. They bring in as many pennies as they can for 4 weeks to help raise money for the missionaries we support here at Heartland. At the end of every week a total is taken and whichever class raised the most money receives a special treat at lunch.

Silver coins such as quarters, nickels, and dimes, along with dollar bills, are called bombs and count as negative points. The students get an opportunity every morning to bomb another class of their choice. In the end, however, all proceeds go to support a great cause. The money we have raised for penny wars has gone to build a water pump for fresh water in India, provide supplies for children in Oaxaca, Mexico, buy land for a school and fund a feeding program in Colombia, South America. Last year $10,150.22 was raised for a toddler playground in Israel, and other needs in Jericho.

Our 2015 Penny War will take place February 2-25. That’s only 18 school days, kids, so get ready! If you would like to donate and help raise money for Penny Wars, give your spare change to an HCA student, or click here to give online through our Egiving site.