Taco Bell created an very popular ad campaign around it. Some collect it in jars. Others throw it in the car ashtray. Loose change can really add up.
Students at Bishop’s in La Jolla proved that Friday when they collected 60 gallons of change as part of a fundraiser for the people of Namibia.
On May 25th, a group of 25 Bishop's students and four faculty members will spend 10 days at St. Mary's Mission in northern Namibia, an Episcopal community which provides schooling, healthcare and other services to surrounding villages.
In preparation for the trip, students held a fundraiser on campus.
"A Time for Change" took loose change and lined it up all the way around the school’s quad.
Putting the change around the quad made a "powerful statement about change" according to senior Julie Gantz.
She is one of the students going to Africa and can't believe she'll be on the other side of the world.
The students hope to raise $10,000 for Mission Namibia.
Junior Daniel Lupin said the money will go toward health care, computers, school supplies, farming supplies, "anything families need."
He too is going to Africa and said he knows it will help him " appreciate even more the life he has."
St. Mary's Mission is supported by Mission Namibia, a U.S.-registered non-profit created by a former Bishop's student, Alison Royle. The money raised in Friday’s fundraiser will go to Mission Namibia and the services they provide.