One of the most effective methods of fundraising in retail locations is the use of the simple change canister. In fact, Speedway, who raises more money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals than any other partner, raises the vast majority of their funds through change canisters. 

Canisters come in all shapes and sizes and this past year they started looking like piggy banks. Change Bandits are what we call these piggy banks - have been decorated by current and former patients along with friends and family of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. With beautiful colorings, themes, and bedazzlement's these canisters are conversation starters that open the door to conversations with your customers about your involvement in the community.

In the past year, nearly 200 piggy banks have been placed in various businesses through West, Northern, and Southwest Michigan. 

Change bandits are heading out again this year, be sure to look for them at local business across west Michigan!