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!