How Much Change is Thrown into the Mall of America’s Fountains Each Year?
Toss a coin in and make a wish... We've all done it, right? But how much is collected and what happens to the money after you walk away?
There are several fountains/pools around the Mall of America and each is a target for loose change. Mall officials say they scoop out close to $25,000 annually.
25,000 bucks! That's a lot and it all goes to good causes. MOA says they clean out the wishing-wells at the end of each month and donate what's collected to various local charities. Pretty cool, right? If you run a local non-profit; you can apply to receive a donation from the Mall.
The mall gives out more than just the change they find. Officials say they contribute $25,000 EVERY DAY to support charities.