8,918 reasons to hope…

May 15, 2009

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We send these pencils in peace and love. by Roman, age 6

Kids in Utah decided to sell some toys at a yard sale to earn money to buy even more pencils.

A friend in North Carolina had a party and charged pencils at the door. She collected 5 times what she was expecting.

A little girl in Florida wrapped her pencils in her old hair bows to make them pretty AND send the girls something to wear too because girlfriends do that for each other.

A woman in Northern Samar discovered happiness can be found in small things, like pencils and pens.

And everyone involved found HOPE is real. and simple and true. Thank you Nortehanon, for inviting us into your Pens of Hope project.

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We collected hockey pencils! thanks Kristin…

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We put our pictures on them so you know what we look like…

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We collected pencils of all kinds, who knew there were so many?

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These pencils have power in them.
We sent our power in these pencils…

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Your fellow peeps from the Filippino-American Association of Central Virginia and The Philippine Nurses Association have your back in a BIG way, like a thousands of pencils kind of way.

And here we are, with 8,918 new reasons to hope. We made tiny offerings and big offerings, we send our friendship and joy to all our friends in Northern Samar. Thank you everyone for all you are and all you did…much peace to you and those you love.

WE did it…and so much more!!!!!

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12 Responses to “8,918 reasons to hope…”

  1. Jenna Says:

    YAY!!! We knew you could do it, you wonderful kindness girl. Thank you for inviting us into your adventure. Thank you for helping us to remember and work towards the things that are the most important in the world. It helps to have a wonderfully, kind friend like you to pull us away from the triviality of our everyday lives to remember how something as small as a pencil can make such a difference. You almost doubled your goal!! Oh what a wonderful change we could see in the world if we could all realize how much love, peace and kindness can be spread in the simplest of gestures. You are a blessing to me and to so many. We love you, kindness girl. YOU ROCK!

  2. Emma Says:

    Oh, thank you for the report! I love this!! This was a great project. 🙂

  3. […] Words escape me today. While I am typing this, I can’t contain my tears of joy. I am just overwhelmed at this outpouring of kindness. […]

  4. Wow!!! I am overwhelmed by the fever of kindness that Miss N has started not only in the Philippines but also across the sea…

  5. Amanda Says:

    What a beautiful project. I found your link at The Serendipity Factory, and I’m so glad! This post especially touched me, hearing how kids are helping other kids… I’ve been involved in two projects recently with 2nd grade classes–one sending supplies, and another collaborating with poetry and art projects. These kids can change our world!

    I look forward to reading more of your lovely blog.


  6. Kikit Says:

    I’ve also discovered Nortehanon and I just think she has one of the kindest souls on earth. 🙂

  7. Jim Says:

    Congratulations! Kindness strikes again!

  8. Tabitha Says:

    I’m soooo happy for you!!!!
    So many kind hearts in this world!!

  9. Ax Says:

    I am happy that this project really is successful. thanks for doing this.

    those pens will surely write the dreams of those kids.

  10. Vera Says:

    Came here through Nortehanon’s blog. I am supporting her Pens of Hope too. I can’t help but be happy too that so many more kids from her hometown will be enjoying school with the help of these pencils you’ve put together. Thank you so much!

  11. Dinah Says:

    wow! oh wow! such an outpouring of kindness 🙂 Thanks to all of you from all of us who support Nortehanon and her Pens of Hope Project.

  12. Angie Says:

    WOW! AMAZING! Very heartwarming….
    I’m now proud of myself that I was part of this project…
    I just BELIEVE! There are still lots of people who are kind hearted on this planet…^_^
    And I believe you are one of them…^_^

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