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One Penny at a Time: School Children are Honored for Their Philanthropy

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Students from New York City’s five boroughs recently gathered at the 9/11 Memorial with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The students participated in the Penny Harvest for the 9/11 Memorial campaign, which encouraged a million students from more than 200 schools to donate a penny to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Students from the city’s public, private and parochial schools raised more than $57,000 to support the conservation of the Survivor Tree, a callery pear pulled from the rubble of the WTC site and nursed back to health before it was replanted at the World Trade Center site on the memorial plaza.

9/11 Memorial Staff