Place a Penny offers a unique opportunity to have a single penny permanently placed on the Unknown Child Holocaust Memorial walls for $18. Each of the 1.5 million pennies to be placed in the Memorial represents a child that perished in the Holocaust.
All Hebrew letters have a numeric value. The Hebrew word for “life” is ‘n, and these two letters have the combined numeric value of 18. Gifts given in increments of 18 send wishes for “life” to the recipient. That’s why we chose the amount of $18 to permanently affix each of the 1.5 million pennies onto the Star of David walls.
In return for each $18 donation, the donor receives the privilege of designating someone to honor or memorialize. The donor must provide the appropriate email address when submitting their donation so an e-card notification can be sent.