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Parents for Peace®

How can parents can get involved?

A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. They teach children about empathy, the power of education, and how to be a good citizen. Pennies for Peace offers opportunities for families to work together and promote peace through education.

At your student’s school:

  • Encourage your student’s school to participate in a Pennies for Peace campaign: Educators can use our FREE TOOLKIT with standards-aligned K-12 curriculum.  The curriculum helps broaden students’ horizons as they learn about complex issues which as poverty, cultural differences, and humanitarianism.
  • Get other parents involved: Talk to other parents in PTA/PTO, book club, in your neighborhood, congregation, health club or at your child’s afterschool programs.
  • Match: Ask parents to match their students, class or school’s donation.
  • Spread the message: Tell others about the importance of education. Let your children know that they are our future leaders and they can become activists in the creation of global peace. As parents, you are your child’s most important teacher. Let your children know that you support this cause!
The power of education
How to start a Pennies for Peace campaign

What you can do at

Set up a bucket at home and have family members drop change into it.  Make it fun! Make it a contest!

Let your children help to create rules. For example, have them donate a portion of their allowance to the Pennies for Peace bucket. Have them drop a few pennies into a bucket instead of making their bed one morning.

Add up your donation. Be proud that your family for being responsible for helping change a life by giving a child the opportunity to go to school.

100% of your donation goes directly to building new schools, repairing and improving existing schools, and purchasing equipment such as uniforms, furniture, and school supplies for students and teachers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Without your help, many of these children wouldn’t be able to attend school. Now they have hope for a better future!