Big milestone in small increments: UK "workplace microdonation" charity Pennies from Heaven received its 250 millionth penny.

"Pennies from Heaven, the workplace microdonation scheme, has now raised 250 million pennies for charity since it began in 1999. Once employees have signed up to the system, it works by rounding down the monthly salary and taking the remaining pennies as a charitable donation. Pennies from Heaven reports that donations via its service rose by 9% during 2011/12 and are up by 12% in the first six months of 2013." -- UK