The Mount Carroll Ministerial Association begins its annual Mile of Coins Fund Drive on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the downtown Farmers Market.

Association members will be present at the MCMA booth and welcome donations between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

All funds raised during the drive will be used to provide emergency assistance for community members with immediate basic needs such as housing, food, utilities, medicine, medical care or transportation.

“Because of Covid-19 limitations, the Ministerial Association is taking this opportunity to reach out to the community for support of its efforts,” the MCMA said.

Individuals, clubs, groups and organizations can also offer their donations through the community churches or mailed to the Mount Carroll Ministerial Association, P.O. Box 132, Mount Carroll, Ill., 61053.

“The association thanks all for the generosity and support,” the MCMA said.