It'd the write thing to do

For every use of the hashtag #postforpencils during June 15-30, Dixon Ticonderoga will donate one package of pencils, totaling up to 2 million pencils, to Kids In Need Foundation®.

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Why the #postforpencils Campaign Is So Important

According to the Kids In Need Foundation Impact Survey, pencils are the MOST REQUESTED classroom supply by teachers.

Most requested supplies by teachers from Kids In Need Foundation’s Teacher Impact Survey

We Asked Teachers About the Power of the Pencil

In the age of digital convenience, physical writing is neglected. Some of my students forgot how a pencil even felt like when they returned! Pencils are an accessible and universal tool for communication and the symbol for education. This is what pencils are important to me and my students.

Pencils are life in 2nd grade – a pencil gives our thoughts a voice, they teach responsibility, and they are symbolic of all things learning and love…. They even smell good!! Oh a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils smells like promise!!!

The best stories start at the tip of a pencil!

Pencils are the beginning of something beautiful. Erasures are proof of progress.

The Power of the Pencil

Every great work of art, story, innovation or idea started with a vision, a pencil, and a blank sheet of paper.

Pencils Are More Than a Classroom Supply

“With a pencil in hand, barriers dissolve, and the path to exploration, creativity, and self-actualization widens. As a former teacher, I understand that for students, the pencil serves as a tool that transforms uncertainty into clarity, bridging the divide between imagination and expression. It offers opportunities to embrace mistakes as learning opportunities. A pencil inspires us all to question, experiment, and innovate, forging new paths and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.”

Courtney Jones – Kids In Need Foundation and former teacher

About Dixon Ticonderoga

In addition to sponsoring #postforpencils, Dixon Ticonderoga Company has donated more than $8M worth of essential school supplies to Kids In Need Foundation since 2019… and we’re not stopping there. Please help us get to 2 million pencils in 2024!

About Kids In Need Foundation

Kids In Need Foundation helps create equitable learning spaces through the distribution of supplies and resources, investing in teachers and students in underserved schools. In 2022, through its programs, National Network of Resource Centers, and coast-to-coast local partners, Kids In Need Foundation supported over 7.7 million students and 333,169 teachers in 17,472 under-resourced schools, with KINF distributing more than $143 million in free school supplies and classroom resources nationwide at no cost to schools or teachers. The National Network of Resource Centers presented by Dixon Ticonderoga shares a vision of scalable and sustainable expansion as it continues to come together to serve more teachers and students, ensuring they have access to the resources they need to learn and grow to their full potential.

Learn more about KINF and consider supporting their mission here.

Dixon Ticonderoga Company is the proud Presenting Sponsor of National Network of Resource Centers.