Missions Monday – Pencils of Promise

18 Mar

It’s time for Missions Monday.

Every Monday I will introduce you to some great charities that you can get involved in. When I say get involved, I mean you can donate your money, time, and/or pray for these organizations who are doing amazing things to help people.

Today I would like to introduce you to


From the website:

“It began with a question.
A small boy, begging on the streets of India.
‘What do you want most in this world?’ I asked.
‘A pencil.’

I reached into my backpack, handed him my pencil, and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him.
A smile erupted and his eyes brightened. And I saw then the profound power and promise brought through something as small as a giving a pencil to just one child.

Over the next five years I backpacked through more than 50 countries, handing out thousands of pens and pencils across six continents.

These pencils, these small pieces of potential, led to powerful conversations with local parents and children across countless cultures and languages. From years of listening to their words, it became clear that there was a need for an international nonprofit that was led on-the-ground by a staff of locals from within each country, required village participation in each school, and deeply supported, trained and tracked each student to ensure their success.”

You can learn more about this organization
and how you can get involved by visiting their website here:

You can connect with them on Facebook here:
and follow them on Twitter here:
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One Response to “Missions Monday – Pencils of Promise”

  1. Jennifer Hughes March 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Visiting from Mom's Monday Mingle. I write a weekly post about worthwhile charities. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope you'll share it at this week's Friday Flash Blog on The Jenny Evolution (www.thejennyevolution.com). Would love to have you join our community.

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