For October, the staff played the game Penny War. A penny war is a fundraising competition where two or more groups collect coins and bills in an effort to score points based on the amount and denomination collected.
Each group has a bucket for collecting the money; typically groups collect coins, but dollar bills may also be accepted. The value of any pennies collected by a group count toward that group's point total, while the value of other coins or dollar bills are subtracted. Hence, in a competition between Group A and Group B, a contributor who wants Group A to win will place pennies into Group A's bucket and nickels, dimes, quarters, or dollar bills into Group B's bucket. At the end, a winner among groups is declared, sometimes earning a small prize. The proceeds are donated to a specified charity or cause.
We decided to use the funds collected and purchase wreaths for Wreaths Across America. The wreaths will be laid on December 14th across graves in honor of those who served.