THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)– The national coin shortage helped one school with a spending spree. Office Depot is among some businesses asking customers to round up their total, and donate that change to charity.
The Office Depot in Thornton collected the difference and gave all the proceeds to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College. The Denver school had $18,566 to spend in two hours on Thursday.READ MORE: Golden Cancer Patient Calling On State To Include More Patients In Next Vaccine Phase
Faculty and staff raced to grab what they could. The principal didn’t believe it when she got the email.READ MORE: 'They Left Her For Dead': 14 Year Old & 18 Year Old Charged With Woman's Murder On Colfax
“This type of email could read like a prank, but it’s not, this is real. I was super excited to find out that information,” said principal Kimberly Grayson.MORE NEWS: Weld County Joins 'Meat In' Day Supporters Following Polis' Controversial Announcement
The store said it collected the money from mid-November to early January.