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[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2014 | ]
Summer Donation 2014

Yet another year with fantastic results and we at Pens To People couldn’t be more excited! This past Saturday Ryan met the Putney Student Travel group at JFK Airport (pictured) to deliver 1,026 pens ahead of their journey through the most impoverished areas of Rwanda. There, they’ll be visiting the same hospitals, schools, and shelters that first inspired Ryan to launch the Pens To People project 6 years ago. Truly a historic moment for this initiative.
Big thanks to all who donated! This contribution brings our total pens donated to date …

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[21 May 2014 | Comments Off on A Donation 6 Years in the Making | ]
A Donation 6 Years in the Making

Six summers ago Ryan traveled to Rwanda on an inaugural mission organized by Putney Student Travel. Today, Pens to People has the opportunity to donate pens to the same Rwandan teachers and schoolchildren who convinced him to start this project with their heartfelt accounts of being denied an education simply because they couldn’t afford the supplies required. The Putney Rwanda program is still going strong since that inaugural mission in 2008, and this year the group has agreed to accept as many pens as they can carry and hand deliver …

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[22 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2013 | ]
Summer Donation 2013

Another record-breaking donation year! Due to the generosity of complete strangers from all over the U.S. who saw this website by chance and made the commitment to disadvantaged schoolchildren who they may never meet, this year we were able to raise and donate a total of 8,667 pens!
Over the past several months, Pens To People has been working with Barbara Laing at the Mnyakongo School Project to ensure that this donation makes a real impact in the lives of the most at-risk schoolchildren in Sub-Saharan Africa. That impact was finally …

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[14 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on Mt. View School Pen Drive | ]
Mt. View School Pen Drive

Between June 10th and June 14th students at Mountain View Middle School in Mendham, NJ raised 667 pens for Pens To People! We would like to thank students Elise Sprouls and Natalie Gurnik as well as teachers Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Dean for organizing the pen-raiser. These pens will make such an important difference in the education of the most needy children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Stay posted for the annual summer donation!

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[2 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2012 | ]
Summer Donation 2012

Another year of collecting pens has drawn to a close and we at Pens To People couldn’t be more excited about the results! This year we managed to collect 1,227 pens and have chosen to donate them to the Mnyakongo School Project in the central region of Tanzania in the village of Kongwa. The school was opened as a state school by the Tanzanian Government in 1961 and today has 821 students and 35 teachers. For more info on the project, check out their website here. The school’s administrators are …

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[3 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2011 Photos | ]
Summer Donation 2011 Photos

Pictured is Brian Theroux buying pens for the St. Agnes Secondary School in Chipole, Tanzania at a shop in Songea. Sr Mkombolewa, the head-teacher at St Agnes Secondary School, looks on from behind the counter with a big smile. With the $800 Pens To People donated, Brian was able to purchase 80 individual boxes (Original Obama brand) of 50 pens each, totalling 4,000 pens! Pens To People would like to thank Brian and all the student participants in the 2011 Delbarton School BEADS Program for their hard work and generosity.

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[18 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2011 Update | ]
Summer Donation 2011 Update

First and foremost, thanks for all the support everyone! Last summer we were able to donate 800 pens alongside $800 to the most disadvantaged schoolchildren in East Africa via the generosity of our partners, the Delbarton School BEADS Program. The Delbarton School students left for Africa on June 10th and were able to donate the 800 pens and $800 to the children and their communities most in need. Because the same pens bought in the U.S. can be bought in East Africa for nearly half the price, the $800 proved …

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[3 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Summer Donation | ]
Summer Donation

Long time no update! We here at Pens To People have been busy connecting with new partners and raising pens for this summer’s donation. Our partner this year is the Delbarton School BEADS Program. Read more about them here! To maximize our impact this summer, we will be matching each pen donation with $1 for BEADS to invest into the local communities of East Africa. This is an exciting new development that we will keep you all updated on! Our current goal is to donate 1000 pens and $1000, so …

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[5 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Our First Event | ]
Our First Event

Party-For-A-Cause + PENS TO PEOPLE raised $1600 and 2 big bags of pens! Great start and a BIG thank you to all who attended!

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