101,881 pens and pencils have reached 101,881 children so far…

A school in Ohio!

Dear Kim, I  wanted to write to let you know that my high school at-risk students read the article posted in NEWSELA and were inspired. We have put together a presentation that we have shared across our school district here in Ohio and have begun collecting writing tools. We have already collected well over 200 in the first week! My students reside in a residential facility and often want to help but many opportunities involve needing money or resources… both are limited for them. They read about the right to write campaign and immediately begged me to do it. We have a friend traveling to an orphanage in the Philippines and are sending our collections with her on her missions trip. I wanted to make sure that there was nothing else I needed to do before sending them and let you know how you inspired a group of at-risk young men to help out.
Thank you! A school in Ohio


On a medical mission to Abancay, Peru, Kim Oppenheimer, packed her suitcases with clothes to donate. She was astonished that it was her pen that people continually asked for, even the nurses. Again, when she volunteered at a school in Windhoek, Namibia, she saw children using pencils an inch long. She figured if she wasn’t aware of this simple need, many other people weren’t either. She established Right-to-Write as a way to simply shift an abundance into a functional educational tool for children in developing countries. It’s a simple process that makes each person involved realize the positive impact they have upon one another.


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