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: Park Hill Residents File Lawsuit Against Safe Outdoor Space For Homeless In Church Parking Lot
Faculty and staff raced to grab what they could. The principal didn’t believe it when she got the email.READ MORE: Busy Friday Night In Downtown Denver Could Signal Trend Toward Post-Pandemic Life
“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: Colorado's Comeback: Moviegoers Return To Regal Theatres Amid COVID Safety Protocols
The store said it collected the money from mid-November to early January.