On February 9, 2012 I showed off the Freedom Jar, a coin jar for my pocket change, that when full will be donated to a non-profit organization that promotes freedom. Well guess what?
The Jar is Full
This is all of the change in the jar.
For some reason, I had the uncontrollable desire to dump the change on the floor. Messy is good.
It's Not Going Back In
Try as I might, I couldn't get all of the change back in the jar.
How does that happen? It doesn't matter. The change was put in a bag and off I petaled to the nearest Coinstar machine. Hey Coinstar, please put the EFF on your machines as a charity.
In total, the jar held about 39 dollars, and after Coinstar took their cut I had $35.97 to give to a non-profit organization that promotes freedom.
When I handed my receipt to a cashier in order to collect my loot, the cashier asked if I had 3 pennies. Hey, if I had 3 pennies, I would have put them in the Coinstar machine.
There was a 1958 dime that was rejected by the machine so I decided to keep it.
When I petaled home, I got online and donated $35.97 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization that fights for internet freedom.
Thank you EFF. Thank you very much.