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Have you ever thought about the value of a penny? It is not very much in America and people throw them away all the time. Have you ever looked down on the street and seen a penny and not picked it up? So have most Americans.
Yet in other countries, such as Africa or Mexico or Pakistan, due to the exchange rate, a penny is valuable there. A few pennies can help feed a hungry or starving person. Children can live and not die, and famine can decrease.
Here in the U.S. we are a very diverse nation, many races, many creeds, yet we all agree on one thing--we can help those who are hurting around the world. We can even help hungry people here in America, such as Native Americans or people living below the poverty line.
Pennies From Heaven started in January 2006, with $2.33. The first place we fed was in Malawi. From that small beginning it has grown as of May 1, 2014, to $175,821.83 and has fed people in 20 countries. Each month we daily or weekly feed orphans and street kids in Kenya and Uganda. The street boys were robbing and stealing and sniffing glue. They are now in school and many are class leaders. As one of the boys said, “I used to break you’re your car and steal parts. Now Jesus broke into my heart and I fix your car.”
“Do not despise the small beginning for the eyes of the Lord rejoice to see the work begin.” Zechariah 4:10 Only the Lord could have done something like this! Now, even people from other countries have now started donating their small coins, as well as larger donations through PayPal.
By picking up pennies and small change everywhere you see them, in the street, in your car, in your house, everywhere, or by donating any amount of money to help us feed people.
Students, businesses, young people, old people, teenagers, civic groups. Even homeless people have helped us, due to the small value of pennies.
Take them to any Wells Fargo Bank in your state and deposit them to the account of " Betty Swann Ministries/Pennies From Heaven" and they will get to us. 100% of it is all given away in a very responsible manner. We keep careful records and require receipts and pictures of the feeding from those to whom we give the money. The money is used for nothing but feeding people with no administrative costs. Those administrative costs are assumed another way. Just to give you an idea of how it works, here are some recent deposits into the account: $1.00, $45.58, $7.85, $52.00, $53.59, $60.00, $20.07, $122.05, $6.07. Thousands and thousands of meals from these small numbers have fed the hungry of the world.
For many people around the world, it is easy to give through PayPal.com to Pennies From Heaven as shown below on the donations section.
OR: You can have your bank draft your account monthly through “Bill Pay” or through “Automatic Debit”. This is especially good for very busy people.
OR: Mail any donation to Pennies From Heaven, PO BOX 8882, Amarillo, TX 79114-8882
OR: Take them to any Wells Fargo Bank in your state and deposit them to the account of " Betty Swann Ministries/Pennies From Heaven" .
If there is no Wells Fargo Bank near you, cash them into bills, checks or money order, and mail them to:
Betty Swann Ministries/Pennies From Heaven Account
Wells Fargo Bank
905 S. Fillmore
Amarillo, TX 79101
They will deposit them for you directly into the account.