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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Penny Harvest Tackles Turtle Needs in Central Park
Jordan’s face lit up with excitement as the bright red lid came off the plastic container housing the first of many turtles that he and his fellow Philanthropy Roundtable members would be seeing that day. Lorie Cramer, a member of the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, was sharing some of her rehabilitated turtles in an interactive presentation at The Computer School in Manhattan.

Learning about the creatures was nothing new to the middle schoolers...
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Florida Alliance for Student Services (FASS) administers the Penny Harvest in Florida in coordination with Common Cents.

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What's New at Common Cents and the Penny Harvest
Registration for the Florida Penny Harvest is now open! To register, download a form (PDF) and fax a copy to 850-922-2928. 


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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.

19th Annual Penny Harvest Kicks-off

October 25, 2010
Starting this week, students at a thousand schools nationwide - nearly 500,000 students total - began scouring their homes and neighborhoods for idle pennies as part of the 19th Annual Penny Harvest. From now until Thanksgiving, Penny Harvesters will go door-to-door with their families asking neighbors to help them better their communities by donating spare change.

18th Annual Penny Harvest Kicks-off!

October 27, 2008
October 27, 2008 - Starting today, over 1,000 schools nationwide - and nearly 500,000 students - will be scouring their homes and neighborhoods for idle pennies. From now until Thanksgiving, students will go door-to-door with their parents asking neighbors to help them better their communities by donating spare change. During the next four weeks, millions of pennies will be collected by Penny Harvesters, and thousands of Penny Harvesters will connect with their communities.

Judith Shapiro joins Common Cents as Board Chair

January 28, 2008
Common Cents is pleased to announce that Judith Shapiro, President of Barnard College, has accepted the position of chair of the Board of Trustees of Common Cents, effective immediately.

Common Cents wins NY1's New Yorker of the Year Award

December 31, 2007
This year, New York 1 News chose Common Cents as the winner of the New Yorker of the Year award. Common Cents was selected for the honor because of its longstanding commitment to New York City youth, and the work done through the Penny Harvest to teach elementary and middle school students the value of giving back and good citizenship.

Did You Know?
There are more one-cent coins produced than any other denomination
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