Philanthropy Fever Sweeps the South Bronx
Principal Amy Andino at the new Academy of Public Relations in the South Bronx witnessed the mature leadership of her Penny Harvest students and realized these students could make other important decisions for their school. She was so impressed with their leadership that she made them the school’s first student counsel.
It all started when the school’s “Penny People”–students nominated from each home room–presented ideas to the school about where to find pennies...
See Kids Dream See Kids Dream administers the Penny Harvest in Ohio in coordination with Common Cents.
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.
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.
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.