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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

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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[18 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on United Planet | ]
United Planet

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission – to create a global community, one relationship at a time. They connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 35 countries, where those volunteers learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives. Learn more about United Planet here.

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[13 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Pen Drives and Donations | ]
Pen Drives and Donations

What a summer so far! We here at Pens To People have been busy supporting pen drives, collecting a record amount of pens, and donating them to the groups we trust most. First, we’d like to thank Sarah Allen for organizing her high school’s pen drive. Sarah helped bring the 1,026 pens we donated to Rwanda last summer with Putney and saw firsthand how excited the children there were to receive pens, so she wanted to do more for them. Awesome work Sarah! In addition, we’d like to thank Mendham …

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