Youth group donates pennies to good cause

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Pennies aren't worth a lot by themselves, but when you add them all together they can make a good dent in a big issue.

Members of the youth group at Salt Lake's First Baptist Church delivered jars of pennies to the state capitol this morning.

The group collected them for the Penny Project, which is designed to help children in poverty one penny at a time.

The group's goal to collect was 94,000 coins was a daunting challenge at first.

"When you first see the word, the number 94,000, that's a big number. It's kind of overwhelming at first, but little by little it adds up."

In the end the group raised 101,786--or $1,017.86, which it then donated to the Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake.

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