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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What's New at Common Cents and the Penny Harvest
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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04.14.14
CELEBRATING THE POWER OF SCHOOLS DOING GOOD

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.


04.11.14
Spring into Service! Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the latest volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations throughout New York City.
04.03.14
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.
04.01.14
PENNY HARVEST: TEACHABLE MOMENTS

Students were able to interview an organization's representative through the use of social media.
03.26.14
EAST HARLEM EXPLOSION RELIEF FUND

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

The Organization Fnder





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