Altrusa & Montrose Library to kick off Pennies for Peace program

Altrusa of Montrose is teaming up once again with the Montrose Regional Library Children's Department to host a special Pennies for Peace program.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Library, there will be a reading of Listen to the Wind, the beautiful story of Greg Mortenson's first school-building project in Pakistan.  We will also watch a moving video about Pennies for Peace to kick off a community-wide penny drive to support the remarkable work of building schools in remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, described in Mortenson's best-selling book, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time.

Altrusa will provide naan (a regional flat bread) and chai (spiced tea) at the event.

Pennies for Peace jars will also be distributed to businesses and organizations in our community, and many elementary school classrooms will begin to collect pennies.  Our community Pennies for Peace project will run through December 16.  All funds collected will be donated to Mortenson's non-profit organization, Central Asia Institute.

Download the flyer for 2009 Pennies for Peace night here.

Download general information about Pennies for Peace & Mortenson's Central Asia Institute here.

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