Hiding out at the bottom of handbags, under couch cushions, and on sidewalks everywhere, pennies don’t often get the same respect as their silver-colored coin cousins. They take time to use, hold up lines, and – worst of all – they often can’t be used in parking meters or vending machines. But the May FUN Committee at Enertech’s Greenville location saw a way to put pennies back to work with a fundraising drive leading up to National Penny Day.

The FUN Committee set up coffee cans in the coffee break area to collect pennies for a good cause. Employees were divided into six teams and were given two weeks to bring in as many pennies as they could find. All of the money was donated and the team that brought in the most pennies got to choose the charity. The winning team nominated the Bond County Senior Center as the recipient of the National Penny Day fundraiser. 

The Bond County Senior Center offers many services to Greenville’s elderly residents including Meals on Wheels, a food pantry, insurance counseling, pharmaceutical assistance programs, energy assistance, and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance. They also provide many educational and recreational opportunities for local seniors. The Senior Center affords a place for senior citizens to get out of the house and visit with friends, old and new. In all, Enertech will donate $240 to the senior center, and we are proud to support such a noble cause. For more information about The Center, visit: http://www.bondseniors.org. 

Thank you to all of the Greenville team members who brought in pennies to help support the cause. We would also like to recognize the May FUN Committee members for their leadership and vision: Jacque Stallard, Karen Gaubatz, Dan Jackson, Adam Wells, Logan Moss and Dennis Rodgers. 

Giving back is an important part of the Enertech culture in both our Greenville and Mitchell locations. Our team members can always be counted on to go above and beyond when it comes to helping our neighbors in need. We believe that investing in our local community is more than a good idea; it’s just common “cents.”