Good Cents for Change wants to thank Ladysmith residents for generously donating to help impoverished teens in Zambia.
Lorrain Jordan, president of the non-profit organization, said the money collected last July went to help those in need.
The group set up tins in local businesses in the summer to collect quarters and other change from those in Ladysmith.
The lime-green tins proved to be a success.
The money went to buying four sewing machines, a table, chairs, materials, thread and scissors and an instructor for the teens of Kalingalinga, Zambia.
Jordan said the teens usually have very little education because of poverty.
She said the machines are to give them the skills to become independent and support themselves.
Jordan said there are also two deaf and mute teens at the school who use sign language.
“They need a blackboard because they can’t hear the instructor,” she explained.
Good Cents for Change is working on fundraising more money to send them a blackboard.
Jordan said the group is coming up with new fundraising initiatives in the future as well.