There is something special and sacred when children help other children. Penny Harvest, benefitting Canopy Children’s Solutions’ (Canopy) Warren County Children’s Shelter (WCCS), took place across the Vicksburg Warren School District this February. Small deeds certainly make a big impact! Students filled buckets and donated nearly $18,000 in spare change.

High fives to all the winning schools! Beechwood Elementary School, Bovina Elementary School, Bowmar Avenue Elementary School, Redwood Elementary School, Sherman Avenue Elementary School, South Park Elementary School, St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Warrenton Elementary School, Sisters of Mercy Learning Center, Jacob’s Ladder, Agape Montessori Christian Academy, Vicksburg Intermediate School, Warren Central Intermediate School, Vicksburg Junior High School, Warren Central Junior High, Porter’s Chapel Academy, Vicksburg High School, Warren Central High School, St. Aloysius High School and Academy of Innovation. 

To thank the schools for their transformational impact, Kids First Education, LLC sponsored pizza parties for the Penny Harvest winning school. Kids First Education vice president, Chuck Poer, said, “How wonderful to see these kids in the Vicksburg Warren School District helping other kids by donating their extra change to the Penny Harvest project. What a blessing to be touched by our youth!” Thank you, Vicksburg Warren School District students, for being heroes for Mississippi kids! 

In 2021, Canopy’s WCCS served 106 children which is 53% more than the previous year. Located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, WCCS is a registered National Safe Place providing 24-hour, seven days a week emergency shelter and diagnostic/evaluation services for abused, neglected, runaway and homeless children and youth. The shelter offers a safe, home-like refuge for children and youth in need and offers preventative and counseling outreach services to those not in the direct care of WCCS. Over the past three years, 249 children have been served by this Canopy solution. Learn more about WCCS.