Every Penny Counts: Hyleobs awarded a Penny Harvest Grant
The generous students at Green Gables Elementary have chosen to award Friends of the Hylebos with their Penny Harvest Grant.
Green Gables Elementary is one of 65 schools in King County to participate in the Penny Harvest, a program of Solid Ground and Common Cents. The program is a year round service learning project made up of a series of activities that help students apply classroom learning to real world problems. This year, the Penny Harvest raised $78,836.45!
In October students conduct a coin drive and in January, a Philanthropy Roundtable is formed by the students. These Philanthropy Roundtables identify neighborhood needs, make grants, and complete neighborhood service projects.
Friends of the Hylebos was invited to speak alongside EarthCorps to Green Gables Elementary about environmental restoration in the King County area, specifically Federal Way. (A big Hylebos thanks to our friends at Earthcorps who recommended the students invite the Friends)
The grant will go directly to protecting and restoring the forest health of the Dumas Bay Wildlife Preserve.