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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Working Together to Help
I enjoyed being a part of the Penny Harvest during my fourth grade school year at Roessleville. What I enjoyed most was being able to help groups in the community, such as The Ronald McDonald House, the animal shelter and the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

What I learned while working with the other fourth grade students in this program is that it feels so good to give back to the community.
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See Kids Dream
See Kids Dream administers the Penny Harvest in Ohio in coordination with Common Cents.

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What's New at Common Cents and the Penny Harvest

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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?
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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