Donating To St. Susan During Annual Drive Makes Plenty Of Cents

The St. Susan Center and Jamestown Board of Public Utilities have a good use for your loose change and your pop bottles.

The BPU and its partners — including The Post-Journal — recently kicked off the 19th annual Cents for St. Susan campaign. There are literally dozens of ways to donate. Coin canisters have been distributed throughout the area. BPU customers themselves can contribute by mail or bring funds to BPU Customer Service at 92 Steele Street. Checks may be written to St. Susan Center and left at Customer Service or mailed to the BPU, c/o Becky Robbins, Communications Coordinator, P.O. Box 700, Jamestown, NY 14702-0700. Customers may add an extra gift amount to their bill payments and note it on the pay stub when mailing in the gift. The BPU Customer Service Office, 92 Steele St., also will accept empty redeemable bottles and cans to benefit the campaign. The lobby office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Redeemable cans and bottles also may be donated to the campaign at Don’s Car Wash and the Southside Redemption Center if donors tell the recyclers that they are for “Cents for St. Susan’s.” Cans and bottles donated through June 30 will count toward this campaign. The BPU has also set up a Go Fund Me page for the campaign and will hold tag days on Saturday and June 7.

Much like the annual Red Kettle Campaign to benefit the Salvation Army, Cents for St. Susan is a wonderful opportunity to turn loose change or, in this case, your pop bottles, into a warm meal and time of fellowship for those amongst us who desperately need both. Let’s make this Cents for St. Susan campaign the best yet.