Penny Wars Taking Place at SWOSU for Youth Shelter


Do you ever wonder how you can put all of your spare pennies to good use?  The Psychology Club at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has planned a project called Penny Wars with all proceeds going to help fund the construction of a new children’s shelter in western Oklahoma. 

The club is sponsoring “Penny Wars” on the SWOSU campus through November 2.  The Penny Wars is a competition between different academic departments and residence halls to see who can earn the most points by collecting pennies and other spare change. 

Toni Humphrey, public relations intern for the SWOSU College of Professional and Graduate Studies, said every academic department on campus has been given a jar to collect pennies.  The pennies are worth one positive point and all other change or bills are worth negative points. 

The department that has accumulated the most points by 5 p.m. on November 2 will receive a pizza party sponsored by the Psychology Club and Mazzio’s.  The winner will be announced at SWOSU Homecoming festivities on November 3.

The project’s recipient, the western Oklahoma shelter, will provide children with a safe, local shelter to live in until they can be placed in a suitable home. The shelter is being planned by the Multi-County Youth Services of western Oklahoma.

“By donating to the Penny Wars, students and faculty alike have a great opportunity to make a difference in these children’s lives,” Humphrey said.