❤️Thank you all so very much!! ✏️
November 08, 2017
BENEFITING: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
ORGANIZER: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
About 263 million kids are not in school, which is why I am running 26.2 miles in the New York City Marathon to support Pencils of Promise. $25 provides education for a student and a chance to escape poverty. Together we can help 60 teachers and help a community sustain education for their children.
Last year I was inspired by reading, "Pencils of Promise: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" by Adam Braun. He was traveling through India, observed a poor child begging, and asked what would he want if he could have anything. The boy's response was, "A pencil." We take our public education for granted.
Little did I realize, this book would impact how I looked at our world. I instantly wanted to become involved and tried to travel as a volunteer, yet PoP doesn't take outside help. The reason is these schools are built from the ground up, by the community itself to create jobs with locals invested in its success. With a small administration, PoP keeps the majority of all funds going to projects and kids. 100% of online donations directly fund school projects.
Pencils of Promise (“PoP”) is a for-purpose organization with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world. PoP works with communities in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children. To date, PoP has built over 410 schools and provided access to education to more than 33,000 students across the globe, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change.
❤️ Thank you for making an extraordinary difference in the world by putting pencils in more children's hands! ✏️