Common Cents Mission: Common Cents, creator of the Penny Harvest, nurtures a new generation of caring and capable young people between the ages of four and 24 by enabling them to strengthen their communities through philanthropy and service-learning.

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Pre-schoolers Share and... SHIMMY!
“We always get emotional when the pennies are picked up,” explains Cara Usatch, Penny Harvest Coach at PS 398 in East Flatbush. Nineteen tiny kindergarten hands quietly waved goodbye to 28 sacks of pennies (840 pounds!) as the monstrous penny pick-up truck carted them away, but the youngsters would soon wave a happy hello to some new friends due to the Penny Harvest experience...
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What's New at Common Cents and the Penny Harvest

Schools in Columbus come together to celebrate connecting and collecting. Read more.

ENROLL YOUR SCHOOL NOW! Learn more about how to sign up your school here.
To involve more schools in your community, download the Penny Harvest School Information Kit to share with teachers, parents and school administrators.

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The Walking Dead - Humble Bundle

July 21, 2014
For a limited time pay what you want for this The Walking Dead Humble Bundle and help support Penny Harvest

4th annual Run for Change!

March 20, 2014
Common Cents’ 2014 Run for Change! campaign is now underway and a date is set: the 4th annual run, walk and rally celebrating the work of over 600 Penny Harvest Schools in the greater New York City area will commence on June 8th.

Penny Harvest Group Facing Closure

October 3, 2013
A popular children's program on the verge of closing said the city's Department of Education is to blame for its financial straits.

Introducing our new Penny Harvest staff

September 21, 2013
We’re proud to welcome our 2013-2014 New York City Civic Corp members Catherine Valdez, Julie Innis and Sung-ah Han.

Penny Harvest Pickup 2013

January 18, 2013

Did You Know?
Pennies made from 1793 to 1837 were pure copper. Today the alloy is 97.5% zinc and only 2.5% copper.
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