One voice matters, even if it’s only 6-years old: the answer and the winner

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Okay, so the grand prize goes to Tamar, who was the first one to guess the picture was a close up of the Penny Harvest.

Every year, city kids round-up all the pennies they can find and bring them to school, where they are collected and delivered to the penny harvest field. Then, after being displayed, Con Ed, New Yorks utility company, comes in one night with giant industrial vacuums and sucks them all up. It’s pretty cool to see.

This year, more than 100,000,000 pennies were collected, amounting to over a million dollars to be donated to a variety of causes.

The coolest part, for me, was going there with my daughter and letting her find the little badge on the edge where her school name was listed. It really let her see how much each person matters.

Here are a few more pictures of the harvest field…and one of my daughter on New Years Eve (couldn’t resist)!

And, for those of you not in New York, you can also see the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in the background:

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5 responses

5 responses to “One voice matters, even if it’s only 6-years old: the answer and the winner”

  1. shelley says:

    thanks so much for the reminder…

  2. The awesomeness of this cannot be overstated.

  3. Wow, I’ve never heard of the penny harvest. I can’t believe that much money was sitting around New York and no one helped themselves to any of it.

  4. Adeline says:

    Great Pictures..thanks! I am originally from Long Island so I love to see NY pictures.

  5. Jonathan Fields says:

    @ Shelley – no problemo!

    @ Naomi – awesome in pictures, even cooler in person!

    @ Hayden – Yeah, they actually did have guards around the perimeters, but it was remarkably open. They even let kids smush their hands through the money.

    @ Adeline – Glad you liked the pix, I realized there’s a lot of amazing stuff to share in NYC, so i’ll be posting more soon