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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See Kids Dream administers the Penny Harvest in Ohio in coordination with Common Cents.

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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.

Penny Harvest Liberty Students Award Grant to Assistance League of Metro Columbus

July 13, 2009
Students in Columbus, Ohio use their Penny harvest funds to support organizations in their community.

Children decide how to help their community with 1.5 Million pennies

January 19, 2009
Students from seven area elementary schools in the Columbus City and Worthington school districts are faced with an exciting challenge. They must now decide how to help their community by giving away over 1.5 million pennies.

Kid's coins add up for charity

December 8, 2008
Students from several local elementary schools gathered yesterday at Columbus' Devonshire Alternative Elementary to celebrate the philanthropic efforts of more than 3,000 central Ohio children.

Did You Know?
Common Cents won the NY1 New Yorker of the year award for 2007.
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