This year, we are excited to have been chosen by students at The Challenge School, a magnet school in Cherry Creek School District for academically advanced or gifted students and Graland Country Day School, a private school serving students in preschool through middle school to be recipients of their 2016 Penny harvest grants.
Students harvest “idle pennies” from family and friends, use those funds to make microgrants to nonprofit organizations, and participate in corresponding service projects. Last year, 60 schools collected over $100,000 in pennies, all of which went back to the community.
Development Director Sarah Friedman was interviewed by students at both schools who wanted to know more about the history of Denver Children's Home, its impact on the kids we serve and how we'd use their grant money.
Everyone at Denver Children's Home is touched by this moving demonstration of support from one group of kids for another.