As the Pencil Project gears up for its summer mission, we are already getting amateur documentation from the mountain schools. The volunteer network in Guatemala is comprised of parents, local elders and even the Coca Cola truck drivers who wind through the unpaved, often muddy and dangerous routes to these schools. Many times, the last […]
A new shipment of donated school supplies has arrived in this remote mountain village in the Western Highlands. Each student was given 6 pencils, 3 ink pens, a bottle of glue, a ruler, a box of map colors, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, and a brand new 100-page notebook. Instead of paying to ship heavy […]
Our heartfelt thanks to Kerry Hilton, Executive Creative Director, at HC & B, Inc. for underwriting our winter fundraising campaign. All the donations we receive are used for school supplies and operating expenses such as postage and envelopes. Kerry enabled us to use all the funds we receive for school supplies shipped and purchased on […]
A full warehouse is a promise…a hope…a plan. Please partner with our donor students so that their work can reach the need in Guatemala. I wish it was magic…like the kids think….and crayons and notebooks would just show up from nowhere. The pictures say it all…but it’s not magic. Child labor and imprisoning illiteracy are real. If you have wanted to be part of something wonderful, something transformational, please do so now. . Anything helps…so please click on the link below, and be part of the magic. (Each gift will be entered in a drawing for a hand-made Guatemalan Quilt.) Click on the picture to join our Go Fund Me campaign. See if we have made our goal and meet our partners. Read More
March brings new beginnings and a new quilt raffle to the Pencil Project. Renew your partnership with the Pencil Project by purchasing a chance to win a beautiful handmade Guatemalan quilt created out of Huipiles from many highland villages. Each ticket is $20.00 and only 100 will be sold. All funds will go towards purchasing and shipping school supplies. Contact any trustee or use our Pay Pal button to purchase your ticket. Thank you for partnering with us! Read More
Dear Friends of The Pencil Project Thankful As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, I would like to “Thank You” for a wonderful year at The Pencil Project. As emails come weekly from youth groups, school volunteer groups, Brownie troops⎯young American children acting in positive ways to impact their world⎯I want you to see how abundant this project is on both sides of the giving. These photos are from this year’s Summer Mission. Once the shipment reached Guatemala,...