Over 95% of what we do is for charities, not just in Canada and the United States, but around the world.
Sorting foreign currency is manual work ... the more money we process for charity, the more people it takes.
We hire for ability:
Ability to do the job well
Ability to get along with the team
Ability to enjoy yourself at work
In Canada, there is over $2 Billion worth of foreign currency sitting in drawers and jars in homes everywhere!
In the United States, the number is closer to $10 Billion!
Try to imagine putting 10% of either of those numbers to work on a cause:
Would $200 Million help feed the poor?
Could $1 Billion get homeless people off the streets?
How about 1%?
I bet any charity in Canada would love to have an additional $10M to work with and ANY charity in the U.S. would fall over themselves for $100M!
The globe to the right is the result of successful efforts by the Aéroports de Montreal (AKA Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport).
At the time it was emptied, it weighed 169.9 kgs!
110,000 kgs (220,000lbs) of money - more than 645 of those globes!!!
Every coin recycled is one that doesn't have to be produced, which helps to preserve the environment and reduces emissions caused by smelting and mining.
It also means that people aren't throwing it out when they find out they can't exchange it (as hard as it is to believe, people do thrown money away).
Do you know how long it would take a coin to break down? I don't!
"Currency for Kids (CFK) is an innovative and unique method of raising much needed funds for children, youth and their families who live in vulnerable situations. This program would never have become a reality without the support and encouragement of Global Coin Solutions (GCS). GCS is an incredible corporate partner who truly works with charitable organizations to assist with the development and growth of low investment and high yield fund raising programs.
CFK accepts all currencies from around the globe, these coins and notes are then processed by Global Coin Solutions and the net return is an incredible ongoing method for generating funds.
Most recently, through yet another innovation – Scan to Donate was introduced through the use of enhanced QR code technology to address the need for a cashless method of raising funds. Using your own phone, a donor can make a contribution to DCAF in matter of seconds from any location. It is truly a pleasure to work with such a caring, innovative and community minded business, GCS – always puts every client first and works diligently to meet the changing needs of today’s fund raising environment."
- Dennis Ullman, Executive Director
Durham Children’s Aid Foundation