12 February – Lost Penny Day
When you think about it, cents are a real nuisance. They’re small and seemingly almost worthless and, despite putting them safely in your wallet or purse, they always seem to wind up blocking the filter of your washing machine, slipping down the sides of the cushions on your favourite armchair, or getting sucked up by the vacuum cleaner.
Nevertheless, on one special day each year we can take the time to gather up those ever-wandering coins and finally do something more useful with them than we usually do by donating them to a charity of our choice. Lost Penny Day is the perfect day to take a moment to recognise that despite the fact that small change may not seem like it is worth much, it can still be found and used to help those in need to whom each and every cent counts and adds up.