My Coins Count

My Coins Count

Download the 2021 information sheetjug label


Project of Virginia Mennonite Missions

United States

VMMissions envisions a church of many cultures in which each member is equipped to disciple others. Hannah Shultz, a member of the tranSend cohort this past year, has worked closely with VMMissions’ church planters Veronica and Armando Sanchez in several local Latino congregations, leading and training others to lead children in scripture-based music ministry.

During much of the pandemic when the churches were not meeting in person, she adapted to virtual gatherings that often included parents as well. Her vision is to equip congregations and families to disciple children through music as worship and vehicle for scripture learning, creating opportunities for friends and neighbors to join. Looking ahead to another year with lessening restrictions, Hannah is excited to expand this ministry through more in-person gatherings.

Building on their work with the Kids Clubs in local congregations, Seth and Theresa Crissman envision resources for families and households to become stronger Christ-forming centers through memorization and reflection on scripture through music. Following the Church calendar, the annual cycle of songs and accompanying weekly companion guide are slated to launch at the start of Advent and will be released each month to those who subscribe.

Your giving through My Coins Count will support these VMMissions’ workers as they equip believers for ministry in their communities.

Project of Mennonite Central Committee


You can help six Brethren in Christ schools in rural Zambia purchase much-needed educational resources and equipment and make repairs to their buildings. This gift is a blessing for students and teachers alike!

  • $3 provides a student textbook
  • $30 provides 10 textbooks
  • $90 supplies a classroom with books
  • $50 supplies one school with chalk
  • $300 provides one school generator or one photocopier
  • $1,014 is the average annual cost for repairs at one school


What is My Coins Count?

My Coins Count is a fun way to raise money for projects of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions). It is the program formerly known as Penny Power. Funds raised will be shared evenly between VMMissions and MCC.

Collect coins in a container in your church, school, home or business. Tape the label onto a jug, jar or can. Blue water jugs are the most popular option, and can be picked up at Virginia Mennonite Missions, 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, Va. After the relief sale, keep your jugs for next year, or collect for My Coins Count throughout the year!

Bring the containers to the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale on Friday evening or no later than 9 a.m. on October 2 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds near Harrisonburg. The coins are sorted by volunteers and counted in machines from Park View Federal Credit Union, whose staff calculate the total value of each congregation’s coins. Currency and checks are also welcome.

Checks should be made payable to “Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale,” designated for My Coins Count. Put checks in your congregation’s jug or bring them by 9 a.m. to the counting shed beside the main auction building.

How can we promote it?

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Designate My Coins Count as the offering project for Sunday school classes or Vacation Bible School.
  • Have a special church fundraiser for My Coins Count.
  • Highlight MyCC during your Sunday morning worship service. This could be every Sunday or just once a month.
  • Have children fill a small container with coins at home, then give them a reward for each full container of coins they bring to church.
  • Match the amount of your church’s contribution! Match $250, $500, $1,000 or the whole amount your congregation raises. Make it a contest!


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