Dig out your spare change – the 5th Annual Penny Harvest kicks off this week at Adams Elementary. The students at Adams will be collecting coins starting this Friday through November 28th for student-selected charities and service projects.
From parent Bobbi Windus:
As the largest youth philanthropy program in the country, Penny Harvest empowers students to take an active role in solving problems in their community. 4th and 5th grade students apply to serve on the Adams Penny Leadership team. In the fall, these students leaders coordinate the school-wide coin collection; in winter they collect data to identify the top community concerns for Adams students; finally in spring, they make grants and plan service projects to help address the identified issues.
You can bring your change to the Adams Elementary office (6110 28th Ave NW) or give it to an Adams student. In 2010, Adams and 50 other Seattle-area schools collected $51,450.25.