THE WORLD SAW A PEN.

WE SAW HOPE.

Students end up wasting most of the school supplies they purchase in the beginning of the year. People would be surprised by the sheer amount of school supplies scattered here and there in their households. And during locker clean outs, one can easily notice that students generally throw away most of their school supplies for a fresh start.

However, millions of students around the world do not have the necessary school supplies. Many times, governments aid students with fees for schools and teachers, but students have to carry the burden of purchasing their own school supplies. The inability to purchase pens, pencils, and notebooks, therefore, leads to many students dropping out of school.
We created Pen in a Box to iron out this evident disparity, by sending school supplies to students in need thereof. From a small club started in a school in Massachusetts, Pen in a Box is now branched out in many schools around the world.

We believe that education is key to reviving a country, and that only through education, can the seemingly infinite cycle of poverty come to an end. As high school students, we see hope in each pen and pencil, and work to deliver this hope.

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How We Work

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    Branches

    Our organization is branched out to schools around the world. Each branches collect school supplies in their schools through drives and various methods

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    Efficiency

    Our philosophy is that we have to be as cost efficient as possible. Rather than simply shipping the gathered school supplies, we reach out to local individuals, non-profit organizations, and church organizations who plan going on volunteer trips to places in need. With their help, we piggyback our school supplies on their trips

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    Delivery

    Our school supplies are delivered to children in need, and we share the joy and satisfaction by spreading the news (and pics) 😀

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    Impact I

    We hope that our school supplies carry a message of hope to children in at-risk communities. After all, what is left after the ink runs out? We believe that it is the message that they are not alone; that there are people who care about them- even on the other side of the earth! We also hope that our school supplies could aid them to dream of a better tomorrow created through education

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    Impact II

    We hope that we could influence the culture in the giving end also. It is easy to be stuck in one’s social, geographical bubble. Living in a certain community, it’s difficult to empathize with distant communities. We aim that Pen in a Box would be a gateway in between communities- a fracture in the wall dividing us, through which communities could see and reach out to one another

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    Making Charity Accessible

    Nowadays, it seems as though money is an absolutely necessity in doing good. But our message is that you don’t need hundreds and thousands of dollars to help those in need. In fact, all you need is a pen and a pencil. We aim to make charity accessible to all, even to students with out a regular pay check. After all, opportunities to do good are oftentimes very near by us

OUR TEAM

David Byun

Founder and President (Branch Leader at Holy Name High School, Massachusetts)

Archit Goyal

Pen in a Box Fellow, and Vice President (Delhi Public School, India)

Yeram Kang and Nina Sachdev

Branch Leaders at Princeton High School, New Jersey Branch's Facebook Page

Lydia Park

Branch Leader at Catonsville High School, Maryland

John Choi

Branch Head at Downey High School, CA

Ezra Lee, Esther Lee, and Livingstone Lee

Branch Leaders at RVA, Kenya

Silvia Filova

Branch Leader at LEAF Academy, Slovakia Branch's FaceBook Page

Elton Jacob

Branch Leader at UWC Maastricht, Netherlands

Sekou M. Jabateh

Branch Leader at Muslim Congress High School, Liberia

Leo Petri Rocha

Branch Leader at Escola Alemã Corcovado, Brazil

Zarina Yelshibek and Madina Alyonova

Branch Leader at Nazarbaev Intellectual School, Kazakhstan

Sandy Lee and Joe Kim

Branch Leaders at Winter Springs High School, Florida

Salim Roland

Branch Leader at Tema International School, Ghana Branch's Facebook Page

Ranieri Silvistre

Branch Leader at Geraldo Justiniano de Rezende Silva Pfor, Brazil

Evan Batov

Branch Leader at Staten Island Technical High School, New York

Jane Ngarmnil

Branch Leader at Shrewsbury International School, Thailand

Akriti Dhasmana

Branch Leader at Amity International School, India

Lili Zemplenyi

Branch Leader at Fazekas DÖK, Hungary Branch's FaceBook Page

Gideon Green

Branch Leader at Hutcheson’s Grammar School, Scotland

Elyas Kalembo

Branch Leader at International School Moshi, Tanzania

Luiza Chagas Brandão Campos and Lívia Coelho Zanatta

Branch Leaders at Instituto Educacional Imaculada, Brazil

Moșnoi Liviu

Branch Leader at UWC Dilijan, Armenia

Aditi Venkatesh

Branch Leader at Melbourne, Australia Branch's Facebook Page

Grace Ding

Branch Leader at Gunn High School, California

Shelly Shi and Mingting Xia

Branch Leaders at Hamden Hall Country Day School, Connecticut

Annie Yang

Branch Leader at Miss Porter’s School, Connecticut Branch's Face Book Page

Beniamin Strzelecki

Branch Leader at Eastern Mediterranean International School, Israel

Yina Anyachebelu

Branch Leader at Lawrenceville High School, New Jersey

Thao Phan

Branch Leader at The Preuss School USCD, California

Grace Cui

Branch Leader at Mission San Jose High School, California

Ester Ham

Branch Leader at Christian Academy of Guatemala

Clara Lenherr and Isabelle Zhang

Branch Leaders at Cheltenham Ladies College

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