BENEFITING: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
ORGANIZER: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
The Founder of Pencils of Promise, Adam Braun, asked a small boy on the streets of India, “What do you want most in the world?” The boy replied, “A pencil.” When Adam gave it to him, the boy’s eyes brightened as a wave of possibility washed upon him. It was during Adam’s travels that he learned there are “250 million children in the world who lack a basic education.” With only $25 he started his organization Pencils of Promise, with a mission to build schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all. Since their start, Pencils of Promise has built 200 schools and educates 15,000 children every day.
Two years ago during a safari trip to Africa, a little boy asked me for a pen. When I gave it to him his eyes brightened with the same wave of possibility. This reminded me of Adam Braun’s incident in India and had a lasting effect on me. I felt a sense of responsibility to our local and global communities and have found a way to help make a change.
I believe every child should have access to quality education and have partnered with Pencils of Promise to fundraise through my participation in the TCS New York City Marathon. I have pledged to raise $3,000 and would like to ask for your support. Any donation no matter the amount will help me reach my goal.
Did you know in a developing country:
$25 educates a child for a year.
$250 provides a student with a secondary school scholarship.
$10,000 builds a primary school classroom.
$25,000 builds and sponsors a primary school.
All funds raised will go directly to building schools and classrooms as well as to their programs that focus on teacher training, student scholarships, and community health. Please help me reach my goal and together we will make a difference in the lives of many children that otherwise would not have access to education.
Thank you for your support,
“Because as long as somewhere in the world a child still stands with an outstretched hand asking for nothing more than a pencil, our mission will continue on.” Adam Braun, The Promise of A Pencil