One day last year, my teacher said to me, "I need to talk to you before recess." I was thinking, "Oh no, what did I do?" But she said to me, "How would you feel about being on the Roundtable?" I said, "I would like that very much!" The Roundtable is a group of kids. Each kid represents their class. We talked about where we are going to give the pennies. One year a different group donated the pennies to the Bronx Zoo. One group donated to the Million Trees Project. Our group visited the Four Star Soup Kitchen and learned that they needed new forks and spoons. We also tasted vegetable soup that was really really good, and healthy!
It's important for kids to learn about natural causes and causes that need help. By collecting pennies, we learn that kids can make a difference even though they're young. Even though I moved to Oregon, I'm still helping the Run for Change. (But I'm not running to New York, cause that's not a 5K!) At my new school I am going to try and get the Penny Harvest started, and maybe a Roundtable next year.
Please sponsor me so I can reach my goal and help Common Cents help the world!
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