The DHM/CET needs your help in remembering the children lost during the Holocaust.
The “Every Child has a Name” Penny Project began in 2006, after students at Memorial Preparatory School in Garland visited the DHM/CET and then watched the film “Paperclips.” The goal of the project was to collect a penny for each of the 1.5 million children lost in the Holocaust, which will go toward a memorial to these murdered children in the Museum’s new building.
We encourage every visitor to the Museum to empty their pockets of loose change and donate it to this noble project. These children cannot be forgotten! If every student who visits the museum this spring would merely bring at least 25 pennies, we should reach our goal before the school year ends!
The project has been taken up and continued by Trinity Christian Academy in Addison and other schools who have brought their pennies as they have visited the museum. Our total stands at $10,902.72, or 1.09 million, with 409,728 pennies yet to collect.
In addition to leading the cause to collect pennies, Memorial teachers Mary Theobald and Kate Venable also created a teaching unit entitled: “Every Child Has a Name.” This curriculum, along with the contribution of pennies, has been shared with teachers across the nation.