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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.

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.