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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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Making a difference at Adams Elementary School (video)
Click here to view a video made by Adams Students celebrating their harvest!
Click here to view the video used to kick-off this year's harvest at Adams!



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Seattle Penny Harvesters lead by example!

Although most of Penny Harvest schools in Seattle donated their funds to local non-profit organizations, the students at Hawthorne Elementary chose a different course of action: helping a homeless man, DeBraer Brae get housing. Brae now has a wheelchair and temporary housing thanks to donations of spare change from students at Seattle's Hawthorne Elementary.

Students scrounge for idle pennies

Last week 58 schools in the area joined over 1,000 schools nationwide - and nearly 500,000 students - as they began scouring their homes and neighborhoods for idle pennies.
18th Annual Penny Harvest Kicks-off!

October 27, 2008 - Starting today, over 1,000 schools nationwide - and nearly 500,000 students - will be scouring their homes and neighborhoods for idle pennies. From now until Thanksgiving, students will go door-to-door with their parents asking neighbors to help them better their communities by donating spare change. During the next four weeks, millions of pennies will be collected by Penny Harvesters, and thousands of Penny Harvesters will connect with their communities.
View from the helm

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Director Sue Joerger reflects on accepting a Penny Harvest Grant from Adams Elementary School.
Students at Brighton Elementary help animals in need

Proving their compassion for animals, this was the second year in a row that PAWS received a grant from Brighton.

Did You Know?
The image on the first cent was of a lady with flowing hair, who symbolized liberty. The coin was larger and made of pure copper, while today's smaller penny is made of copper and zinc.
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