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Your Pennies for Preservation Helps the Historical Society and Local Businesses


The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) rolled out Pennies for Preservation, a campaign addressing the national coin shortage, as a fundraiser. It’s a two for one solution.

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

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“There is an acute shortage of coins in circulation,” says RIHS president Judith Berdy. “The coins collected are cashed in with our local merchants who are constantly in need of change.”

Although not well-known, the national coin shortage is real. Read about it here in USA Today.

Your help is needed. There is “still time to collect all that stray change and donate it,” Berdy notes. “We have collected hundreds of dollars from our generous neighbors!”

Raising needed funds, RIHS asks that you collect whatever coins you have idling around your home and make them a gift for historic preservation. RIHS helps local merchants in need by delivering the coins in exchange for cash. Your gift, then, helps in two ways.

Drop off your Pennies for Preservation at the Rivercross door station, 531 Main Street, attention Judith Berdy #1704.

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