Updated 04/11/2012 07:40 AM
Coins for College campaign
A non-profit agency is joining a local credit union to help send high school students to college. On Point for College and the MONEY Federal Credit Union are collecting Coins for College to help students in Syracuse get a college education. Our Brad Vivacqua has the details.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Whether it's a few pennies, nickels, or dimes, your spare change can go a long way to make college a reality for young people in the Syracuse area. The Coins for College campaign is running through April 28th, and you can help.
Throughout the year, On Point helps inner city students get on the right track and get the resources they need for college. Donations will help give students financial support with things like transportation and dorm room supplies.
"If you don't know anyone who went to college, you don't think you can go. With a little bit of help you can be hugely successful in your life. And, you can really change lives by donating change that you might not miss that much. We'd appreciate it," said Fritz Diddle, On Point for Education Dev. Associate.
If you'd like to help with the Coins for College campaign, you can drop your coins off at On Point’s office at 1654 West Onondaga Street in Syracuse. You can also drop them off at the MONEY Federal Credit Union downtown in the AXA Tower 1, at 100 Madison Street in Syracuse.
To learn more about the campaign, visit www.onpointforcollege.org.