Ideas for Students

Ideas for elementary school students
  • Decorate containers for each classroom or homeroom to collect coins.
  • Work as a team to see which grade can collect the most coins.
  • Hold a contest where students guess how many coins they’ve collected.
  • Hold a competition for the most creative penny container.
  • Offer a pizza party to classes that raise the most money.

Ideas for middle and high school students
  • Ask service clubs to promote the Penny Campaign
  • Promote the Penny Campaign at athletic events, pep rallies or other events.
  • Invite someone from Samaritan to speak to your civics class about hunger and homelessness.
  • Work with your business partners to collect change for a combined gift.
  • Have classes compete within the school to raise the most money.
  • Take up a collection at a high school football game.