January 24, 2013
Who said pennies are worthless? Not the students from your local schools! This year four local schools have proved that even the smallest unit of money can make a big difference. Since August, these schools have been participating in Young Philanthropists Foundation’s flagship program the Penny Harvest, collecting pennies and researching local organizations to later grant their funds to. With its roots in New York, the Penny Harvest has raised over 8.1 million since 1991, and has been the only collection program where students get to decide where the money they raised goes.
This year, the following schools have raised an impressive amount of money to fund back to their community:
Green Mountain High School $200.00
Meiklejohn Elementary School $10,800.00
Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen $250.00
West Woods Elementary School $2,600.00
We’d like to give a special shout-out to Meiklejohn Elementary School, as they not only beat their sack challenge by a whopping 67 bags, but as they are the top collecting school of the 2012-2013 Penny Harvest year! We truly admire their dedication to the Penny Harvest, and we know that they will grant their funds wisely. Last spring Colorado Schools granted their funds to organizations such as Food for Kids Backpack Program, Ronald McDonald House, Pets for Patriots, and Denver Dumb Friends League. We are excited to see what local issues these schools choose to grant to this year.
Young Philanthropists Foundation would like to recognize these schools for their impressive achievements, and congratulate them on their hard work and dedication to the issues that matter in their community.
If you are interested in participating in the 2013-2014 Penny Harvest, please contact Kelly Hayes at 720-221-9218 or [email protected].
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