WBZ And Millions Of Pennies

In the early 80s, Dave Maynard created a monumental fundraiser which would become known as the WBZ Children’s Hospital Radiothon and Telethon.  In Dave Maynard’s more than three decades with WBZ,  he participated in a number of unique fundraisers, including camping out on a 32-foot raft on the Charles River until he raised $6,000 needed to send needy inner city kids to summer camp. In 1988, he began a penny drive to raise a million pennies for Children’s Hospital.  For two months, he asked listeners to donate pennies, and they did– children, businesspeople,corporations, everyone collected them. When it was all done, Dave had exceeded his goal which raised, $13,955.97,…..all in pennies.

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