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We collect pens from friends, colleagues, family - in fact whoever donates them, and send them to our contacts (we call them our Ambassadors) overseas.

The Ambassadors then distribute the pens and pencils to schools and orphanages overseas that would otherwise struggle to fund such items for their children. You can see some recent photographs of pens being distributed here Distribution of pens in Tanzania

We accept donations to help cover the cost of sending pens, you can donate via Paypal below, or find other ways of donating on our "How You can Help" page. You can either make a donation towards a shipment, or sponsor a box or two of pens yourself. Typically, a box of 1,000 pens costs around 70-80 to send to Africa, but sending 4 boxes only works out at around 50 each.


Alternatively, if companies or individuals would like to send the pens directly this saves us lots of time, administration and most importantly money. Details of our Ambassador contacts are here List of Pens for Kids Ambassadors

Any Ambassador will be happy to receive your donation, or we can suggest the one with the greatest need if you would like us to. Please see our note on donations to Kenya on the "How You Can Help" tab.

If the donor lives closer to an Ambassador than we do, we kindly ask that the pens be sent directly to the Ambassador instead, if it makes no difference to the donor.

The Ambassadors distribute the pens to underprivileged children in their local areas at no charge.

We can also provide pens to individuals or groups that may be travelling as volunteers to work in orphanages or schools overseas. Please contact us if you are volunteering, and let us know what you need.

We are also happy to provide whatever we can to organisations that can distribute pens to children. All we ask is that it's done through volunteers, that no profit is made anywhere in the chain, and that the pens go to childen that really need them. We also ask organisations overseas to be willing to meet any import duties that may be raised.

Two of the organisations that we're really excited to be supporting  are Blue Skies Foundation,  and Omushana.

Click on the links below for more details:

Blue Skies Foundation

Omushana