Put some old coffee cans, plastic buckets, and jars around more than 160 schools across Missouri, and what do you get? So far, nearly $14,000 dollars in donations since November 11th. The money goes to military families in financial need. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says the program is called the “Power of Eleven Cents.” Its name comes from the reportedly true story of a three-year-old who wanted to donate the 11 cents he had to soldiers hurt in the war against terrorism. Kinder says the program is not over, pointing out there’s a checkoff for the Missouri Military Families Relief Fund on state tax returns.
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