Six million is a number we immediately identify with the Holocaust. To help understand the enormity of such a tragedy the One Penny, One Soul project was formed: six million pennies to be collected to memorialize the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.
There will be six pillars on display at the Kaplan JCC in West Palm Beach, Florida each to contain 1,000,000 pennies. Once the pillars are filled, the money will be donated to Yad Vashem for Holocaust educational programs.
For ten years our members have been bringing pennies to sudy groups, luncheons and galas, in plastic bags, paper bags, glass jars and pill containers. Let's continue adding pennies in order to acclaim victory against oblivion and to ensure the everlasting memory of every person taken from us.
As of August 8, 2017: close to 3 million pennies have been collected. MWI contributions to date: 475,857.