421,144 pens and pencils have reached 421,144 children so far…

Wayne student driven to give the gift of writing

Off to an amazing start…children helping children….thank you for your strong support Kyle!!

Pencils roll around classroom floors, forgotten in drawers and backpacks and wedged between car seats — unused, discarded, wasted. Yet elsewhere in the world, one pencil is a rare and treasured thing.

That inequity so bothered Kyle VanDerVelden, a 16-year-old junior at Wayne Hills High School, that “I just decided there was definitely something that I could do,” he said.

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Kim Oppenheimer

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