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The Church Periodical Club’s Miles of Pennies Benefits Jackson-Feild


Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Service’s Hayden Gwaltney School received a grant of $822.23 from the Miles of Pennies to purchase books and educational materials. The Gwaltney School has received more than $8,567 from the program over the years. The beneficiaries of these grants have been students who were educated by using materials provided by this fund.

Founded in 1888, the Church Periodical Club (CPC) is an Episcopal organization that provides books, magazines, tapes, videos and CD’s at no charge to those who cannot otherwise obtain them. The first grants were awarded in 1991.

The Miles of Pennies provides grants up to $844.80.  Laid edge-to-edge, it takes 84,480 pennies to cover the distance of a mile.  Hence, the name of the fund and the maximum amount of grants provided. The Miles of Pennies program focuses exclusively on the educational needs of children from kindergarten through high school.

Donations are collected to support the Miles of Pennies Fund as well as other programs sponsored by the CPC.  The majority of the donations are provided by Episcopal Church Women throughout the country. The total grants awarded annually range from $18,000 to $25,000 depending upon the donations raised.


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