Penny war

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Funds raised by rival groups during a penny war

A penny war is a fundraising competition where two or more groups collect coins and bills in an effort to score points based on the amount and denomination collected.

Each group has a bucket for collecting the money; typically groups collect coins, but dollar bills may also be accepted.[1] The value of any pennies collected by a group count toward that group's point total, while the value of other coins or dollar bills are subtracted.[2] Hence, in a competition between Group A and Group B, a contributor who wants Group A to win will place pennies into Group A's bucket and nickels, dimes, quarters, or dollar bills into Group B's bucket.[3]

At the end, a winner among the groups is declared, sometimes earning a small prize.[4] The proceeds are donated to a specified charity or cause.[5]


  1. ^ "Penny Wars Instructions" (PDF). Wildlife Medical Clinic - University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
  2. ^ "Middle School 'penny war' raises more than $2,000 for cancer patient". Cass County Star Gazette. 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. ^ "How to Conduct a Penny Fundraising Drive". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  4. ^ 102, Community Contributor LaGrange School District. "Forest Road School Penny War Nets Over $2,100 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society". Retrieved 2018-04-25.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Medomak Valley Honor Society raises funds to help ailing teacher - Knox VillageSoup". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
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