The Hermanus Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), in conjunction with the Hermanus Times, are calling on everybody in Hermanus to become” copper droppers” in aid of the welfare society. Most people end up with copper coins in their purses which become heavy and virtually useless to them, but to HAWS it can very quickly add up to a large amount of money.
HAWS’ aim is to collect two tons of copper coins... within six months this could add up to R54250.
Local businesses can challenge each other in the various categories to see who can collect the most copper coins. After six months, a function will be held to hand over certificates of achievement to the winners in the different business categories.
Large retailers participating in the project will be provided with a large collection bin, while smaller businesses will receive a smaller collection holder. The Hermanus Times will report on the progress on a monthly basis, announcing the front runners.
Any business can participate in the project, which demands no effort from them except to encourage their customers to drop their copper coins in the bin.
HAWS volunteers will collect, count and bank the coins on a regular basis, keeping track of every business’s progress.