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Donate Pennies to Win Free Whataburger

Aug 02, 2019

In honor of the U.S. Lincoln penny turning 110 years old, The Woodlands Children’s Museum wants you, the Harper’s Preserve Community, to join in helping them reach their goal of collecting 1 million pennies from now to November 1! The museum would like you to collect and donate as many pennies as you can in sandwich-sized bags to better keep track of who it was exactly that donated. The reason they want to keep track of this is because guests will be entered to win “free Whataburger for a year”. But this is a “when you win, we all win” ordeal. So, everyone who donates will get a coupon for a free item at Whataburger, Zazza Pizza Cafe, and Grub Burger Bar. To see a list of specific items, visit Hello Woodland’s article to read more. 

Here’s where you can drop off your saved bags of pennies: 

775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Hours of Operation (June, July, August): 

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, call 281-465-0955 or visit the website at Be sure to check back on the website for updated hours after August. 


Executive Director Angela Colton aims to “engage the community” with this event. By involving local restaurants and businesses, the Woodlands community are able to see people come together, which is especially important for the children. Although this event if very fun to say the least, it is also a chance for children to learn the importance of “counting, sorting, and [...] saving money.” Here are some ideas to get the Harper’s Preserve Community together: 

  1. Create neighborhood groups to compete and see which group can collect the most pennies
  2. Have a community lemonade stand on Saturdays that different children are running each week, and charge customers 1 penny for a small cup and 2 pennies for a large cup. 
  3. Have a community piggy bank that different children will be responsible for counting and turning into The Woodlands Children’s Museum each week.

SOURCE: Hello Woodlands