Penny Drive

All year long the children bring coins and bills collected from friends and family. Some children have even given their birthday money! The coins and bills are collected in large water bottles. Our parents hold a wine tasting event to add to the coffers. At the end of the year, we celebrate our achievements with a pizza party (including painting piggy banks, face painting, balloon sculpture, coin toss, Pin the Cloud on the Rainbow). Historically, the children have raised between $2,500 and $4,000.

Past beneficiaries

  • The Katonah/Bedford Hills Ambulance Corps
  • The Community Center of Northern Westchester
  • The Bedford Hills Free Library
  • The pediatric ward at Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Katonah Fire Department
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
  • Community Center of Northern Westchester

Other Philanthropic Events

  • Food and warm clothing drives for the Community Center of Northern Westchester
  • Muscular Dystrophy Hop-a-thon
  • Holiday gifts for the children of mothers in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility