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MSD Surpasses Penny Harvest Goal!
After weeks of collecting pennies, the final piggy bank has been raided and the last coin has been pried from amidst the lint and gum in a small child’s pocket. The final totals are quite impressive. The students and families at MSD collected $1750.00 for the Penny Harvest program. That’s over 175,000 pennies! When the program first started in October, the school-wide goal was to collect 25 bags of pennies. Each bag holds $50.00 and weighs approximately 30 pounds. MSD collected a total of 35 bags – beating our goal by 10 full bags! The next phase of the program starts in January. The MSD Penny Harvest board, which is comprised of student representatives from grades two through six, will meet twice a month to research a variety of charities. The charities will actually make presentations to the student board so they understand how the charities use the money that is donated. Our Penny Harvest board members have taken their jobs seriously so far, so we know that the vetting of charities will be no different.
Once the board determines which charities will receive part of the $1750, an official check presentation will be made at a future Community Gathering. Until then, the Penny Harvest board members will be hard at work deciding which charities should benefit from our community’s generosity. Way to shine, MSD!