Pencils of Promise

Taking a break from the usual frivolous nature of my posts, I wanted to point out a most amazing cause that was brought to my attention by Paloma of La Dolce Vita.

At Paloma's request, several bloggers are sharing info about a very deserving charity, Pencils of Promise. They partner with local communities and organizations to build schools of early-stage education in developing nations for some of the world’s most impoverished and undereducated children.

Last December, the Pencils of Promise team visited a small village in Laos and by July 2009, they had built a new school for the village children who started attending classes on September 1st. This month, Pencils of Promise will be opening their third school and they hope to open the doors to education for more children in 2010.

Its hard to imagine how little donations can make a big difference but believe it. Just a $100 provides a teachers salary for 3 months, $50 provides pencils for one year and so on.

If you'd like to donate or find out more about the cause, click here.

Several bloggers are coming together today in a collaborative effort spearheaded by Paloma in order to make a difference for a very deserving charity. Those other bloggers include:
Lauren of Pure Style Home / Marianne Strong of Haven and Home / Valorie Hart of Visual Vamp / Amanda Harris of Oliveaux
Laura of
Laura Casey Interiors / Katie Denham of katiedid / Sarah of Sarah’s Fab Day / Jennifer Ortiz of Bits of Beauty
Everyone from
Material Girls / Crystal Gentilello of Plush Palate / Lauren Rauter of Rock Paper Scissors / Meg of Late Check-In
Erin Gates of
Elements of Style / Lucinda of Chateau de Lu /Cassandra Lavalle of coco + kelley / Camila Pavone of High-Heeled Foot in the Door / Julie Richard of Shelter / Dagny of Beautiful Living / Megan Arquette of Beach Bungalow 8 /Bradford Crowder of The Bedlam of Beefy /Jessica Graves of The Lovelist /Courtney of Under A Paper Moon /Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and Linen /Seleta Howard of Simply Seleta / Things That Inspire / This is Glamorous / Averill of Odi et Amo / Melissa of Reverie-Daydream /Joi of Nuestra Vida Dulce
Brooke of
Blueprint Bliss /Amy of Inspiration Everyday Living /Daniela de la Torre of DecoLove /Sarah Ring of Jeune MariƩ
Michele Ginnerty of
My Notting Hill / Paige of I *heart* You / Tobi Fairley /Carolina Saunders of Carolina Eclectic /Freckles Chick
Maria Killam of
Colour Me Happy /Kamela Cody of Modern Girl Style


  1. I read about this this morning at Freckles Chick. What a worthy cause. How awesome that so many people are promoting it.

  2. What a great cause. I happily donated. Thanks all for bringing that to a lot of folks attention!
    Paula Grace

  3. This is amazing that so many people have come together on a very deserving cause!


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