“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” — Dalai Lama

Right-to-Write is a unique and simple program designed for people to donate pens and pencils (new or used) to put to good use by collecting and then dispensing them to children in developing countries. Donated pens and pencils are delivered to schools, orphanages, and hospitals by individual volunteers, travelers, and organizations who can distribute them hand to hand, person to person, to children who need them.


Pens Donated


Countries Reached



How You Can Help

There are many ways that you can help us put a pen or pencil in every child's hand.


Donate pens and pencils in good condition, or money towards postage costs.

Send or Bring

Send pens and pencils to our list of schools in need or take them in person if travelling.


on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to reach more volunteers.

“Be Kind whenever possible, it is always possible.”—Dalai Lama

Special Thanks

  • Dalai Lama and his teachings to not only feel, but to practice compassion.
  • Walter Hennig on helping to open my eyes to the world.
  • Abancay Peruvian Medical Mission for being created.
  • Amish Ghandi from Bwino.org for believing in the concept and getting us started.
  • Jason Offor and Kueth Duany for being encouraging.
  • Chandler Griffin, Barefoot Workshops, and Kids with Cameras for being role models.
  • Sharon Schanzer from RLDGROUP for taking our first website to “the next level.”
  • Jazzy Tasdelen from Jazskimo Creative for giving the site a refreshing new look in 2017.

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