"Giving is not just about making a donation.
It is about making a difference.”
- Kathy Calvin Make a difference

Our main goal

Our target

10.000 Kits

per year

At least 1 Country

Per year

Support a school. Making a difference


We can make a difference one pencil, one child.

According to UNESCO*, something as simple as going to school is an experience that, millions of kids around the world, likely will never have.


Million of kids

around the world have no access to education.

Though many countries provide free elementary education, attending school still comes at a cost. Parents and caretakers often pay for mandatory uniforms and other fees. School supplies are also necessary. According to a World Bank report, these costs can keep many students out of the classroom.

What obstacles exist to providing education for every child globally?

  • A lack of funding for education.
  • Having no teacher, or having an untrained teacher.
  • No classroom.
  • A lack of learning materials.
  • The exclusion of children with disabilities.
  • Being the ‘wrong’ gender.
  • Living in a country in conflict or at risk of conflict.
  • Distance from home to school.

Promoting Peace

Helping Families

Supporting Education

Local Economies

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Children need
According the United Nations, Every child has the right to health, education and protection, and every society has a stake in expanding children’s opportunities in life. Yet, around the world, millions of children are denied a fair chance for no reason other than the country, gender or circumstances into which they are born.
Your impact
“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. Your contribution whether it is small or big makes a huge difference in the lives of others. Together we can make a difference.

There are so many ways to help:

  • Donate money.
  • Donate specific school supplies items or a full kit: Pencils, Coloring Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Sharpeners, Scissors, Glue Sticks, Pencil Case.
  • Create a school supply drive in your place of work, church, or simply with your friends.
  • For our sewing friends you can make a pencil case out of fabric. 6 inches by 9 inches.
  • Share this page with your friends.

Pencils with a Purpose is organized for exclusively religious, charitable, educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The purposes of Pencils with a Purpose are exclusively charitable as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.

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