"The Penny Harvest"
By: Heriberto

The World Trade Center Penny Harvest
was established in all New York City
schools by the office of the Deputy
Chancellor. P.S. 155 was asked to
participate. It took place from
Wednesday, September 26, 2001-
November 5, 2001.Children and
adults were asked to contribute
to the Harvest. Any type of coin was
accepted. Children had a chance to give
back to their city. The money went
to the families of the victims of the Terrorist
attacks.

The Deputy Chancellor said,

"We will enable our New York City Schools students
to participate in a HEALING experience,
one that will genuinely
REBUILD our city."

Interview with student: JM, Class 6-322

"I brought in pennies, I brought $2.15. I thought it was important to bring in pennies because fire fighters worked a lot to help in the tragedy on September 11th. I would like the money to go to the soldiers who fought in the war against
the Taliban."

Interview with student: RS, Class 6-310

"I brought in pennies for the Penny Harvest; I think I brought about $3.00 or $4.00. I think it was important to bring in pennies for the Penny Harvest because I wanted to help other people who lost their jobs on September 11th. I would like the money to go to people who need medical help and for the hospitals who are taking care of the people who got hurt in the WTC."
Interview with student: RS, Class 5-330

"I did bring pennies for the Penny Harvest. I think it was important to bring in our change because I want to help
the people who lost their family members in the WTC.
I would like the money to go to the people who lost their family in the WTC."


Interview with student: SM, Class 4-201


"When I heard the announcement about the Penny Harvest I decided to bring in some of my pennies and quarters. I thought it was important to bring in pennies because I wanted to rebuild and help the people who lost their jobs in the Twin Towers. I would like the money to go to every firefighter, and policeman who helped when the tragedies occured on September 11th".
We had a competition among the grades to see who could bring the most pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. It was very successful. We raised $601.80, and the Fifth Grade Won!


As they say "Every penny counts."