You did it, WOWOLand! Last year you helped raise $201,407.00 for Shepherd’s House, and we want to do it again!
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.
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.