Serve others. Toss coins. | God's World News

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Serve others. Toss coins.

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    Yuting is from China. She throws two coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. (Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane)
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    Daniele Rapiti uses a broom to gather coins from the Trevi Fountain. (Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane)
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    Workers gather coins in buckets. The coins add up to a lot of money! (Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane)
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    Fabrizio Marchioni works for the Caritas charity. He puts coins on a table to dry. (Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane)
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    Domenico is 57. He shops at Caritas in Rome. People in need get food there. (Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane)
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Your shiny coin flies up into the air.  Plop!  It lands in the Trevi Fountain.  What happens to all that change?

People gather it.  They give the coins to help those in need.

Pray: Thank God He showed people how to use all those coins. How might you use coins to help others?

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Many people visit the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. Throw a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder. Legend says you will return to Rome! People also often add wishes. Four workers gather the change twice each week. People drain the fountain for cleaning twice per month. Hoses suck up coins. The coins go to a charity called Caritas. Caritas buys food for its supermarket. Needy people can get what they need there.

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord. He will repay him for his deed.” (Proverbs 19:17)