421,144 pens and pencils have reached 421,144 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

Kim Oppenheimer

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