Monday, December 14, 2009

Pencils Of Promise


I will give $1. for every comment you leave today on this post.



Several bloggers are coming together today in a collaborative effort spearheaded by Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita, in order to make a difference for a very deserving charity. Pencils of Promise is a wonderful 501(c)(3) organization based in New York, that partners with local communities and organizations to build schools of early-stage education in developing nations for some of the world’s most impoverished and undereducated children. Sadly, there are more than 75 million children in this terrible situation worldwide.

Last December, the Pencils of Promise team visited a small village in Laos and by July 2009, they had built a new school for the village children who started attending classes on September 1st. This month, Pencils of Promise will be opening their third school and they hope to open the doors to education for more children in 2010.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are asking for your help today on behalf of these children. Just think of the enormous impact we could have if each person who reads this post donates just $1.00. If you are willing and able to give more (35.00 buys shelves for a classroom, $50 provides pencils for one year, $100 provides a teacher’s salary for three months and so on), it would be greatly appreciated.

Please DONATE HERE http://bit.ly/7VXFmM



If you would like to stay informed about the difference Pencils of Promise is making, be sure to become a fan on their Facebook page.

26 comments:

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Great idea! Glad to comment and grateful you are giving back.

Betsy

Kathy :) said...

Wonderful....I will also donate...

Kathy :)

Kris said...

Amazing! Running over to donate asap!

Kilgore's said...

Love it!

Erin said...

It's so great to see all the generosity in the blog-world!

NYCLQ said...

Hey Val!! I twittered this!! Hope it gets your comments up!! and for a GREAT cause!! :D

Enzie Shahmiri * Portrait Artist said...

Wonderful idea for a great cause!

Lona de Anna said...

Valorie..those pencils are adorable..I would almost not want to use them because it would mean I would have to sharpen them..and shave them away :/ Nop..I would just have them sitting pretty in a glass jar :)

Lona de Anna said...

P.S The heart that gives...gathers x

Amanda Stone Talley said...

Love these!

Gwen Driscoll said...

You're a good girl. Precious pencils.

Talk soon,

Gwen
Ragland Hill Social

my favorite and my best said...

commenting and donating. i believe the children are our future.

Anna said...

what a great organization! thank you for bringing our attention to this worthy cause.

6p01053653a3b4970b said...

Thanks to bloggers for bringing attention to this wonderful cause. Am happy to donate (and to cost you a dollar!).

Renae said...

Hey Valorie!

I am jumping on the bandwagon and am going to donate for each of the kids in our family!

Blessings...
xx

Perch said...

hey val mama... you are such a kind hearted woman. We're all lucky to know you!
-caroline

Michael Lee West said...

What a wonderful gesture. The pencil photo is awesome!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Your wish...is my command. Captain oh captain.

It looks like a worthwhile cause...but being in the biz, I will investigate...amount of $ going to admin...yadda yadda. Unfortunately tis the season.

YOU...have the most wonderful of Merry's...YOU have won my heart and soul!

Cristin said...

Love this!

xo,
cristin

Design Junkie said...

What a wonderful charity.

red ticking said...

i love this... have seen it quite a few places... it is fabulous! x pam

Ms Smart said...

Good for you. It is good for the spirit to give back.

Thank you

Rebecca said...

I like to know a lot about a charity before I give donate. I could find no financial information but as education and the safety of all people (but especially women) is dear to my heart I will send them a small check.

Carey said...

Good idea. So glad you're giving back.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Thank you so much to Val and the fabulous Visual Vamp readers for your contributions!

kanishk said...

Running over to donate asap!

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