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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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What's New at Common Cents and the Penny Harvest

Schools in Columbus come together to celebrate connecting and collecting. Read more.

ENROLL YOUR SCHOOL NOW! Learn more about how to sign up your school here.
To involve more schools in your community, download the Penny Harvest School Information Kit to share with teachers, parents and school administrators.

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4th annual Run for Change!

March 20, 2014
Common Cents’ 2014 Run for Change! campaign is now underway and a date is set: the 4th annual run, walk and rally celebrating the work of over 600 Penny Harvest Schools in the greater New York City area will commence on June 8th.

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.

Introducing our new Penny Harvest staff

September 21, 2013
We’re proud to welcome our 2013-2014 New York City Civic Corp members Catherine Valdez, Julie Innis and Sung-ah Han.

Penny Harvest Pickup 2013

January 18, 2013

Penny Harvest on That's So New York

January 3, 2013
NYC Media Reporter and Producer Kéla Walker visited P.S. 104Q The Bays Water in Far Rockaway.

Did You Know?
100% of teachers surveyed this year agreed that participation in the Penny Harvest increases students’ self-worth as well as increasing students’ empathy for the needs of others.
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