On Wednesday 28th October 2015 'Rounding' of cash transactions will be rolled out nationally by the Central Bank. To celebrate this, Maxol is coordinating ten days of coin collections for the Make-A-Wish foundation across many of its stores nationwide.
Maxol is encouraging households to empty those jam-jars full of copper coins that are so rarely used and, from Wednesday 21st October until Saturday 31st October, customers will be able to get rid of all that unwanted change at their local participating Maxol store.
Miriam O’Callaghan, Ambassador for Make-A-Wish, said; “I very much admire the work of Make-A-Wish and all that they do to make these children’s dreams come true. This is a great way for all of us to show our support and help make a difference to the lives of the children and their families. I’d encourage everyone to get rid of their small unwanted change so that we can make a big difference together.”
Dermot O’Toole, Head of Retail and Marketing, The Maxol Group added, "Maxol is proud to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Central Bank on this initiative. Most of us are guilty of having multiple jam-jars or drawers filled with copper coins never to be used. Now’s the time that we should all come together and donate this spare unwanted change to a wonderful cause."
Susan O'Dwyer, CEO of Make-A-Wish Ireland commented, "This is such a wonderful idea and we would like to thank Maxol and its customers for once again supporting Make-A-Wish. We have some truly wonderful children waiting for their one true wish to come true. This initiative will make a difference.”
Dr. Ronnie O’Toole, National Payment Plan Program Manager, Department of Finance, highlighted just how many coins are lying idle in homes: “The average household in Ireland has a stock of 1,500 1 cent and 2 cent coins in jam-jars not being used. The advent of Rounding on 28thOctober is a great opportunity to clear them out, and give them to someone who can put them to good use.”
All funds raised will help Make-A-Wish to reach their 2015 target of granting 175 wishes which is a 29% increase on last year. Having a wish granted can be a life changing experience for a child that struggles with a life-threatening medical condition. The wish experience can have a positive impact on the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of a child.