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A little change goes a long way

Wednesday, April 24, 2013   by: Darren Taylor


The Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie’s Vice-President Jim Turnbull, accompanied by several local VIPs, unveiled his club’s fifth local Kindness Meter at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Wednesday.

Four previous Kindness Meters (decommissioned City of Sault Ste. Marie parking meters) have already been installed by the Kiwanis Club at Pino’s Get Fresh, Rome’s, Harvey’s and A & W.

The public is encouraged to deposit their loose change in the meters (except pennies!), with all proceeds going to the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen.   

Turnbull told “people can go in and place coins in the meter, and now that pennies have been taken out of circulation I don’t have the headache of unjamming the machines on a weekly basis.”

The Kindness Meter program, established in 2011and aimed at helping the local Soup Kitchen, has been able to raise approximately $2,400 over the last two years, Turnbull told

Turnbull was joined at Wednesday’s Kindness Meter unveiling by Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Debbie Amaroso, the Soup Kitchen’s Colette Gray (supervisor of children’s programming), Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation (SSMADC) CEO Terry Bos, SSMADC Business Operations Supervisor Jim Bresnahan and Kiwanis officer Mike Duguay.



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JustAGuy2 4/24/2013 7:58:21 PM Report

I'm sure Debbie can find something better to do with her time. How about giving more of our economy to the USA.
Wicked 4/24/2013 8:09:24 PM Report

The Humane Society needs your pennies and blankets.
Take 4/24/2013 9:54:55 PM Report

With our poor economy more and more people are turning to the Soup Kitchen. Glad they will share in some of this money.
ReasonableOpinion 4/26/2013 3:55:57 AM Report

Id rather give my money to helping hands.. where it actually goes to people who NEED it.. not those who spend all there welfare money on booze and drugs then have none left for food..
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