Penny for your thoughts? Perhaps not. But there is a penny for one minute of mindfulness.
InterChange was created to give people a way to represent the power of mindfulness. When a person does at least a minute of mindfulness s/he puts a penny in a jar. As time goes by the person can see how practicing mindfulness, even just a few minutes each day, can add up. Eventually those pennies can be donated to a charity showing that mindfulness not only helps the person practicing but creates a ripple effect of positivity within the community.
While I have been practicing InterChange with own my family, recently it went public at Gresham Middle School. Students picked and voted on the charities to contribute the pennies (Young-Williams Animal Shelter is for January 2019).
After just two weeks we collected $14.00 as a school. That is at least 1400 minutes of mindfulness practiced, over 23 hours!
Students are excited with the progress and more students are wanting to join. As more teachers integrate this into their classroom having available pennies is imperative. In order for the program to be successful we need donations. Please consider being active in making a change and helping our students. Click here to learn more.