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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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...
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Register for the Penny Harvest Run for Change! Represent your school, recruit your team or sponsor a school to keep the Penny Harvest going and growing!

Check out the issue of Time Magazine for Kids featuring the Penny Harvest (pdf)!

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Join us as we celebrate students across NYC at 4th annual Run for Change. Since the fall, over 300,000 students answered the call to service by collecting pennies, totaling 4,607 sacks and $36,283.72 in cash and checks.

Spring into Service! Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the latest volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations throughout New York City.
Penny Harvest Alum - Student Leader to Executive Intern

As an alumna of PS6, the Penny Harvest is a huge part of my life. I began participating in the Penny Harvest in the third grade, where I attended weekly meetings during my lunch period to be part of the Roundtable.

Students were able to interview an organization's representative through the use of social media.

Many Penny Harvest students and schools immediately sprang into action and asked themselves, "What can we do to help?"

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Did You Know?
The Penny Harvest is the largest child philanthropy program in the United States
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