Pens for Kids is trying to help children around the world, by removing one of the hurdles on their way to an education – the cost of a pen!
In many countries, children can only dream of an education, as parents can not afford to send them to school. The main obstacles are often school fees, school uniforms, or that the children need to work to help support the family. In many countries education is free, but missing income, uniforms and cost of school utensils like pens are still big hurdles to overcome. In some countries where the average income per family is a dollar or two a day, pens are big investments.
Many kids just wish they could be allowed to go to school. By sending us your new and used pens, or helping pay towards shipping costs of some pens, this makes the dream a reality for many.
Donate toward postage here: Pens for Kids Switzerland, IBAN: CH41 0900 0000 1565 2297 3.
Pens for Kids Switzerland has official tax exemption status! You can see us listed on the current list of tax exempt institutions here.
Donations can now be declared in tax returns.
Information on where to send your pens and other supplies here.
Current Status: Pens for Kids Switzerland:
UPDATE OCTOBER 2021: We have now sent 2,779 items to our partners!
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021: The current total stands at 1,908 pens and pencils sent to children who can use them for schoolwork. Well done everyone!
UPDATE JULY 2021: We have now sent over 1,000 items to 3 different countries since we started in March. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.
UPDATE MARCH 2021: German language website launched: www.pensforkids.ch