Thursday, December 20, 2007


These are some of the images that I captured of the Penny Harvest Field at Rockefeller Center, just a block north of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. This is an extraordinary installation that holds every penny that students in New York City have collected during the first phase of the PENNY HARVEST. The Penny Harvest is an educational program created by the not-for-profit COMMON CENTS to engage students in Youth Philanthropy – fundraising, grant-making and service – with the goal of developing their generosity and moral character as well as their understanding of democratic participation. These pennies will be later used by students to help their communities. Common Cents, the non-profit sponsor of the program believes that even our youngest citizens can spark extraordinary social change – if we simply give them the support they deserve. More information about Common Cents can be found at the following link:

1 comment:

Debbie said...

What great images and what an essential idea! I concur with your statement that "even our youngest citizens can spark extraordinary social change". I've been working with young students around the world who are engaging in a project to bring water to children in an abandoned region of West Africa called the Azawak. With the support of their schools, teachers and parents, these children have become activists and philanthropists, working in collaboration to build a borehole well in this region.