The Penny Project, an interfaith effort to collect one penny for each of the 23 million Africans living with HIV/AIDS, was created by the youth of
“We call it the day God showed up in the dining room,” said youth pastor Jeff Nelson, referring to a brainstorming lunch meeting the day the idea was born.
Since summer 2005, the youth have sponsored a penne pasta supper, a World AIDS Day dance, a “Cent-O” de Mayo celebration and other events. Additionally, the youth and their parents collect pennies in plastic cups. Other churches and organizations partner with the group.