What is Pennies by the Inch?

Pennies by the Inch is a 95-year-old fundraising campaign that benefits Primary Children's Hospital. Everyone is welcome to contribute by making a donation and volunteering to help raise additional money for the hospital.

When is the Pennies by the Inch fundraising campaign?

This year, Pennies by the Inch will run from August 1 through September 1, 2017.

Where does the money raised from Pennies by the Inch go?

All money raised from Pennies by the Inch goes towards helping children at Primary Children's Hospital. Areas of greatest need include Primary Children's Charity Care Program which ensures that every child receives the best medical care possible, regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay.

How can I make a donation? 

  • Make a donation online
  • Call 801-662-5959 to make a credit card donation
  • Mail your donation to P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, UT 84158

Please make all checks payable to Primary Children's Hospital. Please note we are no longer able to accept coins.

Can I mail in or drop off coins?

We are no longer able to accept coin donations. Please turn all coins into a cashier's check before mailing in or dropping off your donation. 

Can my company, school, or community organization get involved in Pennies by the Inch?

Absolutely! We would love to speak with you more about partnering for Pennies by the Inch. Please call Hailey Farr at 801-662-5965 or email hailey.farr@imail.org to learn more about getting involved.

What do Pennies by the Inch volunteers do?

Pennies by the Inch volunteers reach out to members of the community by going door-to-door, making phone calls, and distributing materials in their communities to spread the word about the opportunity to contribute. 

How can I become a volunteer for Pennies by the Inch?

Please call Hailey Farr at 801-662-5965 or email hailey.farr@imail.org to learn more about becoming a volunteer in your area.

Can I host a separate fundraiser that contributes to Pennies by the Inch (e.g., bake sale, etc.)?

We ask that you please contact us before setting up a fundraising event on your own. Our staff must approve all fundraisers on behalf of Primary Children's Hospital. Once your fundraiser is approved, we would like to prove you with the appropriate supportive material to make your efforts a success. Please call the Foundation at Primary Children's Hospital at 801-662-5959 to learn more. 

Please note: Pennies by the Inch is the only sanctioned door-to-door fundraising campaign for Primary Children's Hospital. If you have questions about other fundraising in your area using Primary Children's Hospital's name, please call the Foundation at Primary Children's Hospital at 801-662-5959 .

What are the social media handles for Pennies by the Inch?

#penniesbytheinch, #primarychildrenshospital, #mypchstory

How can I learn more information about leaving Primary Children's Hospital in my will?

Thank you for considering leaving an incredible legacy for the children and families at Primary Children's Hospital. Please contact Cindy Woolley at 801-662-5962 or Cindy.Woolley@imail.org to learn more information.