Reflections from a Community Coach
On a recent Friday afternoon I was invited to sit around the table with an impressive group of handpicked leaders. I witnessed them carefully narrow down the list of causes they would support, from feeding the homeless to taking care of abandoned animals to helping autistic children. As I held back tears of pride, I said to myself, this is one of the many wonderful things about Common Cents. These lessons could not have been learned from a textbook.
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.