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Habitat For Humanity® Winnipeg - The Future Builders
The e-Builder: Issue 29, 2012

Small change can make a big change!

Habitat Manitoba was at the Royal Canadian Mint the morning of May 4, 2012 to witness the production of Canada's last penny.

Winnipeg MP Shelly Glover called on Habitat Manitoba CEO Sandy Hopkins to speak on behalf of the pennies for charities initiative. As the only charitable organization invited to the event, Hopkins had the opportunity to share the National Habitat Penny Drop Off campaign and Habitat Manitoba's partnership with Old Navy. Habitat Manitoba will be using the Old Navy Winnipeg locations as drop off centers for unwanted pennies. The pennies will go on to help aid in Habitat's building initiatives.

Habitat Manitoba CEO Sandy Hopkins addresses media and guests gathered to witness the end of the Canadian penny

Habitat Manitoba CEO Sandy Hopkins addresses media and guests
gathered to witness the end of the Canadian penny

Mint workers, media, visitors, and Habitat for Humanity Manitoba representatives were in attendance to witness the historical moment when federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty ceremoniously 'killed' the penny as he pressed the button to create the last Canadian one-cent coin.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty holds up the last Canadian one-cent piece to media

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty holds up the last Canadian one-cent piece to media

Drop off your unwanted pennies at any Winnipeg Old Navy location or at the Winnipeg ReStore and turn your small change into a big change!
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