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Andrew Niemi Gives Away a Million Pennies

Kidmazing: Kid Gives Away a Million

If picking up pennies gives you good luck, this child is set for life. Ten–year–old Andrew Niemi of Carleton, MI, collected one million copper coins.

Starting on Dec. 26, 2006, kidmazing Andrew, along with some fundraising helpers, started amassing the one cent pieces. In March, the youngster reached his goal when he hit seven figures. To see how he generously applied his copper mine,


Instead of spoiling himself with a new bike or skateboard, the boy wonder presented a $10,000 check to St. Patrick Catholic School. The Chicago Tribune reports:

His mother said the money would go toward equipment, including audiovisual hardware, two large classroom maps and a concrete bench for the peace garden.

Pretty unusual that a kid would be willing to give up a pretty penny, much less one million. Kudos to Andrew Niemi on paying it forward!

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skigurl skigurl 9 years
most adults can barely save $10,000 so good for him for doing so!
anniekim anniekim 9 years
What a great kid.
darlene darlene 9 years
That was very nice of him
millarci millarci 9 years
Kudos to him! :)
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
Amazing that kids can do things adults shy away from!
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