One Penny At A Time

$1,305 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 19 months
Canadians Helping Canadians One Penny At A Time!
Our mission at The Tima Collection is to celebrate Canada’s 150th with purpose! We want to celebrate this beautiful country by helping Canadians help Canadians and giving our patrons an opportunity to make a difference while supporting Canadian art and craft, as well as Canadian small business. We strive to operate by generating living wage jobs while creating limited edition truly Canadian keepsakes from Canadian pennies. We will feature the 1967 Centennial penny designed by Canadian artist Alex Colville (1920-2013) while generating enough profit to donate to Canadians in need with a focus on remote indigenous communities, in the spirit of healing and reconciliation. We have partnered with Growing North a not for profit company who have been building green houses in the far North of Canada in communities facing food insecurity.

You can see pictures of our "rewards" here

“Food insecurity isn't just a Northern issue, it's a Canadian issue.”

I have been making jewelry from Canadian pennies and wanted to market my wares using Canada 150th . I saw this as an opportunity to make a difference by donating funds generated to a cause that is truly Canadian.

     I  will be donating retail profits from 10% of our 1967 centennial penny stock to this cause. That means we have 500 centennial pennies ready to make into beautiful keepsakes for you or a loved one while helping you help Canadians facing food insecurity. Once we run out of these we will continue the campaign by asking you to check that penny jar you still have at home and send us your centennial penny or any penny of your choice, (pennies with birth dates make great gifts) and we will continue to help you help Canadians! This way I create work for my employees, help my small business and donate the retail profit of 50% of the sale price  to not for profit “Growing North” founded by young Canadians Stefany Nieto and Benjamin Canning in 2013.

Currently, 63% of families in Nunavut live in food insecurity due to harsh climates.

The price of vegetables and fruits in Nunavut is around 4 times more than the average price of fruits and vegetables.

Growing North help to combat food insecurity in Northern Canada through Arctic Greenhouses. They “provide fresh, locally grown produce to families living in Northern Canada, at a fraction of the price it’s currently being sold for.

Their methods stem directly from community identified issues and result in positive social, economic and environmental change with a focus on the long term sustainability.

They aim to provide low cost, locally grown produce to families in northern Canada through the construction of a geodesic greenhouse dome.
They began this venture in Naujaat, Nunavut, a community on the Arctic Circle.

With temperatures averaging below -30°C, produce is nearly impossible to grow outdoors. This leaves only inefficient and costly methods of transporting produce into this part of our country.

In Nunavut 35.1% of the population lives in severe food insecurity. Growing North’s original and primary focus is to alleviate food insecurity within Northern Canadian communities by improving the accessibility to food.

Growing North is a solution to this problem and we want you to help us help these young visionary Canadians continue this important work.

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$1,305 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 19 months
Leaf Key chain
200 of 200 left
A sweet maple leaf penny key chain with the leaves highlighted and spray lacquered to keep colour. see website thetimacollection.com
Dove key Chain
99 of 100 left
A sweet addition to your key chain and memento for Canada's 150th made with a patina coloured 1967 centennial penny See website thetimacollection.com
Leaf Earrings
80 of 80 left
2012 limited run collectible pennies high lighting the leaves. Niobium hooks that are guaranteed not to cause a reaction. see website thetimacollection.com
Dove Earrings
47 of 50 left
Stylish Centennial Penny earrings with a flower drop with niobium hooks guaranteed not to cause a reaction. see website for pictures thetimacollection.com
Dove Bracelet
50 of 50 left
Centennial dove penny chain bracelet that has an adjustable extension chain fitting 7 to 8 inches, treated chains to keep colour see at thetimacollection.com
Send us yours
Send in YOUR penny and we will make you any design or two that is $40 or less , just send us a note with your design choice, see website for the address to send
Dove Necklace
49 of 50 left
Wrapped Centennial penny pendant necklace on an 16 to 18 inch copper chain. Chains are treated to keep color. See website. www.thetimacollection.com
Long Necklace
49 of 50 left
A 34 inch long necklace with 7 pennies including a centennial penny, can also be worn short. One of my most popular. See website www.thetimecollection.com
1930's Bracelet
18 of 20 left
A Vintage 1930's Canadian penny one of a kind bracelet, each bracelet is hand sculpted in 100% copper wire .see website www.thetimacollection.com
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