Dear Reader,

Thank you so much for stopping by. My name is Ana, and as you already know, I have the opportunity to attend my absolute DREAM school. I was accepted a few weeks ago and have since learned that I won’t receive enough financial aid to cover all my expenses. I have been desperately searching for scholarships and applied to the few for which I qualify. Unfortunately, there just aren’t many.

I’m from Louisiana and have worked tirelessly academically to gain acceptance into a good program. Now I finally have a chance to leave my home state.

The penny drive idea took root while I was researching scholarships. I happened upon the real-life story of Mike Hayes, a college student who solicited pennies for tuition back in the 80s. Mike was successful, and received enough pennies to cover expenses. I’m hoping I’ll have the same luck.

If you don’t mind, it would mean the world to me if you took the time right now to send me a penny. Each one truly helps.  I believe in myself enough to reach my goal of raising $30,000; I know I can do it with your help. So please, with a penny, an envelope, and a stamp you can make an huge difference in the life of someone who gives her all to others.

Penny Drive

PO Box 1482

Gretna, LA, USA 70053-1482

You have my deepest gratitude. Truly, you do!

Ps. Check out the “updates” tab to view my progress.

With a determined spirit,



2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. I am very poor, to be honest. I’m a severely underpaid single mom getting next to no support from my ex. But I can definitely spare a few pennies.

    • I got your pennies, Julie. Thank you so much1 I want to keep going and I hope I can raise enough money (and earn scholarships) so that I can donate anything I don’t need to an established education fund. I want your children to be a part of this too.

      I also saw your biz card, would you mind if I posted the link to your artwork?

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