I know that an education is priceless depending on who you ask, but, for the moment let’s compare education to the cost of a pencil. How much does 1 box of pencils costs? Okay, how much does 1 pencil cost? Now that you have those numbers in your head, imagine that that price was the only thing standing in your way of an education. If you could afford it, would you buy it? If your answer if yes, then, imagine if you could give that pencil to someone who could not afford it. You can make a world of a difference when you give someone especially a child a pencil. A child with a pencil and a dream has the opportunity to become a writer, scientist, engineer, architect, artist, fashion designer, and much, much more.
Pencils of Promise (PoP) is an ‘for-purpose’ organization that believes in changing the lives of children with the gift of an education. On the site, PoP’s founder, Adam Braun, talks about how he decided to take on the impossible, start an organization that changes the lives of children all over the world by building safe and accessible schools, and how it all started with the answer to the question, “What do you want most in the world?”
Since starting in 2008, PoP has successfully built more than 250 schools, have empowered over 25,000 students and the numbers are continuing to go up.
Thanksgiving might be over but I believe that everyday is the day of thanks-giving, and I’m thankful for my family and people like Adam Braun. I was so moved that I decided donate so that a child can live their dream – 100% of the proceeds go toward their programs. If you would like to donate, click here and comment below or @Colormelimitlessly_by_Kaisha and @pencilsofpromise on Instagram when you do.