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Friday, November 12, 2010

UNICEF and Calgary Fire Department count millions of coins

Dozens of firefighters and other volunteers went school-to-school recently to pick-up millions of coins collected by children on Halloween.

For 46 years, approximately 80 volunteers have sorted and rolled literally tonnes of money to go to Children in need. Millions of dollars has been raised to date.  Last year, over a quarter of a million dollars was donated and counted in Calgary.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to thank all who have participated this year and over the last almost five decades.

***Photos courtesy of the Calgary Fire Department: 1) A volunteer, Shirley, counts handfuls of coins. 2) CFD's Brian McAsey and UNICEF's Holly Davidson holding some hard earned cold, hard cash. 3) Boxes of coins are ready to be shipped for children in need.

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