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The Great Pal-O-Mine Coin Challenge Allows You to be a Real Change Agent

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. (, Islandia, NY), a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, is giving Long Islanders the opportunity to address the nation’s coin shortage, while at the same time, helping raise funds for its vital programs. You can do so by participating in the Great Pal-O-Mine Coin Challenge. Here’s how it works. School students, employees, volunteers, staff and the general public can pick up designated coin jars at Pal-O-Mine and then collect change in all denominations. The jars can be returned to Pal-O-Mine in conjunction with one of its themed “collection days” whereby the jars dropped off, weighed and a contest held for the heaviest jar. There will be three opportunities to win special Pal-O-Mine prizes: one on Halloween Day, another during Thanksgiving week and the last one on New Year’s Day.

Not only will the coins collected be of great assistance to Pal-O-Mine, but the first $10,000 raised will also be matched by Empire National Bank. All the coins collected by Pal-O-Mine will be returned back into the coin channel to help meet the coin shortage.

Pal-O-Mine CEO and founder Lisa Gatti. “We’re excited about this creative fundraiser, which will not only help us to provide our therapeutic equine programs to more individuals as well as take care of our herd, but will also enable us to help address the nation’s coin shortage. For students, it’s also a way for them to learn the value of community service and charitable giving and how they contribute to making our community stronger. We are also very appreciative of the generosity of Empire National Bank in its decision to match the first $10,000 raised through our coin challenge campaign.” Empire has been a steadfast supporter of Pal-O-Mine’s mission for over 10 years.

Long Islanders who wish to participate in the Great Pal-O-Mine Coin Challenge and would like additional information or pick up their designated coin jar, contact Pal-O-Mine’s Carol Evers at: 631-887-3741.

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