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Contribute to the Million Penny Project

Wednesday on "Nightly News," we heard from Chandra Starr, a 13-year-old from Glenwood Springs, Colo., who hopes to turn pennies into produce -- for the needy.

At one point, Chandra and her mother were homeless -- and the food they received could rarely be considered healthy.

Now, because of Chandra's work, coins are pouring in from around town -- and if she reaches her goal of collecting 1 million pennies, she will help build vegetable gardens throughout the region, serving 2000 people.

If you'd like to support the Million Penny Project, please visit the organization's GoFundMe page.

Teen Finds Noble Use for Pennies: Feeding the Needy 2:47

Update: We have good news: Chandra Starr, the Colorado teen collecting pennies to build veggie gardens for the homeless, has met her goal. After our story about her extracurricular activity aired, she’s raised nearly $11,000 on top of the $2,000 she had already collected. Now she hopes to get that number up to $20,000.