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[23 Jun 2017 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2017 | ]
Summer Donation 2017

Muraho! As the summer heats up, we at Pens To People are hard at work collecting and distributing your donated pens to those who need them most. I’m incredibly excited to share the pictures below, which depict the young beneficiaries of your kindness holding their newfound tools for educational success and beyond. From top to bottom, Pens To People was able to support schoolchildren in Kimisange, Bwerankori, and Bugesera, which are remote villages located primarily south and west of Kigali’s central district.
Of course, we couldn’t hand deliver those pens without …

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[1 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2016 Photos | ]
Summer Donation 2016 Photos

Pictured are the beneficiaries of your donated pens! The Piedmont Community Church had a very successful trip overseeing the development of their school in the small village of Luhomero, Malawi, and the donated pens they hand delivered to the school admins and students will ensure that everyone in the community is prepared for the new school year. I’m incredibly excited to show you these pictures from our Piedmont Church partner Matt Fisher (pictured in a blue plaid shirt), who tells me that the primary school we donated the pens to …

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[28 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Summer Donation 2016 | ]
Summer Donation 2016

Wow, what a summer we’ve had so far. Every year I’m astounded by the generosity of complete strangers who find this website and have the heart to either donate pens or bring them on their African journeys, but this year may take the cake! I recently received an inspiring letter from 7th-grader Ryan DeWitt of Fairfield, CT expressing his gratitude for our mission alongside 275 pens he helped collect at his middle school (see below). So first and foremost, a gigantic thank you to Ryan and his peers at Fairfield …

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[4 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Fall Donation 2015 | ]
Fall Donation 2015

Yet another jam-packed pen donation season here at Pens To People! As a follow-up to our last update, the Putney Tanzania group were overjoyed to receive the 500 pens we contributed to their cause, and they were successful in distributing those pens throughout the rural villages they visited outside the northern town of Arusha. Big thanks to Putney for coordinating such a memorable experience for everyone involved!
As the Putney group expanded educational opportunities in Tanzania, members of the charitable organization CHABHA (see full bio on Partners page) coordinated the delivery …

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[11 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on CHABHA | ]

CHABHA (Children Affected By HIV/AIDS) raises funds for grassroots projects in Rwanda and Burundi that care for orphans and other children affected by HIV/AIDS. The community-based groups that CHABHA supports are led by young adults who understand children’s needs because they too lost parents at an early age. CHABHA’s vital role in these communities is sustained through adulthood via CHABHA’s Project Independence, which partners with local tradesmen to provide hands-on vocational training. You can learn more about CHABHA and the great work they do here.

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