Here is the latest update about our pledge for Pencils of Promise that you first read about in our November, 2014 blog post “A Pencil and a Dream Can Take You Anywhere”.
Pencils of Promise (POP) is a non-profit organization that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships to provide quality education for children in developing countries. 100% of every dollar donated online goes directly into programs to educate children.
Making a Dream a Reality
Because quality education for children is important to our Waldorf dentist, he pledged to donate $2 for each patient visit, each quarter until he reached his donation goal of $25,000. With $25,000 the POP organization can build a school to help educate some of the 250 million children of primary school age world wide who lack basic reading, writing, and math skills. By last July we had reached the half-way mark in reaching our goal. So, at the start of this new year of 2016, how are we doing? We are within punting distance of our goal at $19,994!
Can You Help?
A truly heartfelt thank-you to those who have donated toward this great cause and for helping us get closer to our goal. The dream of Pencils of Promise founder Adam Braun that every child would have access to quality education is one that deserves fulfillment.
We encourage you to visit the Pencils of Promise website and learn more about this wonderful cause, and if you can, please donate! Help to create a better world through education.