Penny Pitch 2018
WOWO has begun raising funds for the Penny Pitch 2018 recipients Erin’s House and Big Brothers Big Sisters. This year the annual Penny Pitch Radiothon will be Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14.
Use the form below to make your donation.
Thank you for supporting Penny Pitch 2018!
The History of WOWO Penny Pitch
Since 1948, WOWO has asked people throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan to contribute pennies, nickels, dimes or more to help families within the WOWO listening area. Penny Pitch began after World War II when a simple request came to WOWO to help a young quadriplegic buy a special typewriter so he could pursue a writing career. A request was made over the air for listeners to donate their pennies. The response was so overwhelming that more than enough was raised to help the young man.
Thus, Penny Pitch was born.
Over the next few years, momentum grew as the Tri-State area adopted Penny Pitch as their own local charitable effort. Each year, local families were chosen as the recipients of Penny Pitch. Funds continued to grow until it became necessary to incorporate Penny Pitch into a non-profit corporation providing benefits for those who contribute large amounts. Now, 69 years after the first Penny Pitch began, the corporation provides grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations that serve disadvantaged people in the Fort Wayne, Allen County and Northeast Indiana region. As the longest running local charity benefiting area families, Penny Pitch is loved by listeners who give generously every year.