LCBI graduate & Former board member, Joe Stolee
“I was a skeptic – But it works!”
When I first heard about ‘donate your change’ to support LCBI, I was skeptical. The change I empty out of my pocket at the end of a workday and pile up on my dresser? How would it get there, and who would roll the coins?
But it turned out to be much simpler that that. After I found LCBI.donateyourchange.ca, I registered my credit and debit card with the program. The site asked me to select a maximum daily amount too.
Now, when I make a purchase with either card, the amount is rounded to the nearest even dollar on my statement (not at the till). So when I purchase gas for $52.75, 25 cents goes to a special account for LCBI. When all those little bits of change add to more than $20, the sum is sent to LCBI and at the end of the year, I will receive a tax receipt for the full value of my donation.
Since I enrolled, my donations have already benefitted the school and I don’t even miss the money, but it would take a long time for me to make a difference, I thought.
Then I thought about all the alumni who have graduated from LCBI. If we ask 100 of them to register for this program, the school would receive over $2000 per month. If 500 alumni register, the school could receive over $10,000 per month – and would easily pay for a chaplain that President Hove is needing to complete the campus programming. And I would bet that those 500 alumni wouldn’t even miss the change. With 1000 alumni – well, you do the math!
Join me, President Hove, the staff, and the board of LCBI in donating our change, and let’s do this together. Go to LCBI.donateyourchange.ca and sign up. It’s that simple. LCBI can soon have a chaplain and all with just spare change.
Joe Stolee See the Beacon original article here