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April 3, 2012

The Penny Harvest and Common Cents’ Executive Director Teddy Gross were featured in today’s New York Times.  And we finally set the record straight: we’re not fundraisers, we raise children.

Clyde Haberman, reporter and blogger for the Times wanted to know our take on Canada’s recent decision to abolish their 1-cent coin? The story captured it perfectly: 

          To Mr. Gross, it makes little difference what is ultimately decided. “I’m wary of idolatrizing
          the coin,” he said. His thoughts for a penny are that “the whole idea behind the harvest is
          to create a sense of shared purpose.”

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