pens of hope check-in…

May 4, 2009


The magic of del– I can’t begin to tell you how awesome this kid is! His message attached to his pencils said- “Enjoy these pencils, I hope you have a sharpener!”

We are on the homestretch of this project. The pencils are coming in slowly and I have a few promises to collect on but honestly, I’m a little nervous. I KNOW we can do it but it’s time for the hustle friends. Gather all you got, the bundle you have been carrying around in your purse, the box sitting on a table in your foyer or the backseat of your car, now is the time for the trip with your kids to Target….Our  friends at the Organization of Young Filipino Americans at UVA are stepping up, so is this fabulous lady and her kind organization, not to mention all the cool kids in my city. Do you have any pencils you want to share? It isn’t too late but we have to gather our gifts for our friends soon (by May 10th).

If you are in Richmond, you can write me at for a super secret drop off address or you can mail your pencils directly to Nortehanon at

P.O. Box 16
Post Office, Bgy. Dalakit,
Catarman Northern Samar

Remember! Nortehanon is not accepting money, just pencils- this keeps things easier for her. Don’t forget to add a message for the kids and now you can upload your pictures of you (and your pencils) to our Pens of Hope flickr pool. The race to the end is always my favorite….it’s gonna be great!

Leave me a comment telling me if you have already mailed or plan to mail something soon!

peace, joy and especially hope,


7 Responses to “pens of hope check-in…”

  1. jeroldssis Says:

    Ooh! I forgot all about this! Do they need to be in your possession by the 10th? I can probably get them out today, tomrrow at the latest…(by the way, I posted about last Thursday. I hope you don’t mind, I mentioned you!)

  2. kiku Says:

    Thank you so much for pointing out these kinds of opportunities. We will be scouring the house and sending a bundle.

  3. kelly Says:

    i’m in. i’ll give you pencils this week, chica…

    it’s gonna be great!

  4. Elaine Says:

    I mailed 75 pencils this afternoon from Montreal Canada.


  5. Judy Petersen Says:

    I have a box of about 400 that are packaged with extras (erasers, balloons and stickers. Pencil sharpeners will also be included. These will ship in the morning. I loved this little project and hope it puts a smile on little faces

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  7. Nortehanon Says:

    This made me cry, P. This really made me cry. I am so touched just looking at the eager face of that little boy. Thank you so very much.

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