Overflowing with pencils

I’m on grandparent duty in Bryn Mawr, staying with Kenechi and Nkiru while their mom and dad celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary with a week in Rome.

Parents Beth and Kelvin return on Monday night, Labor Day. K and N start school the next day. So one of my assignments was to buy school supplies. I wanted to see what was already on hand before heading to the store. Earlier this week I sat down with the kids to look through old supplies. Wow! What a treasure trove!.

They have a couple of dozen pencils with the erasers used up. What can we do with those? And so many colored pencils in not quite complete sets. Not to mention glitter pens and markers.

Someone must want these. This morning I started my search. So far I found The Pencil Project which links donors with schools. The story I read was about sending pencils to Lagos, Nigeria!  But the pencil project only wants new pens and pencils. I then found Raising One Million Pens which accepts used supplies. Now on to a little more searching and figuring out how to get Kenechi and Nkiru to make this their own!


About catherineonyemelukwe.com

Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on August 31, 2012, in Grandchildren, international, School and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. thank you for telling them about my charity Philippine Educatioinal Charities


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