The Promise of a Pencil

MDRT Foundation Partners with Pencils of Promise
The MDRT Foundation is partnering with Pencils of Promise (PoP) — a charitable organization that builds schools and provides educational programs for children in developing countries — to raise USD 25,000 to build a school in Guatemala.


The MDRT Foundation will award a grant to PoP and is encouraging attendees to donate USD 200 or more to support this school building campaign.

Adam Braun, Pencils of Promise founder, will tell his story of how an encounter with a boy in India led him on a personal mission to provide a quality education for thousands of children worldwide. All donors to this campaign will receive a signed copy of Braun’s New York Times bestselling book, “The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.”

Local Community School Supply Drive and Backpack Packing Event: Friday, October 9, from 7 to 8 a.m.
In addition to supporting educational programs for children in developing countries, you can be an agent of change for children in need in the Naples, Florida, area.

On Friday, October 9, from 7 to 8 a.m., volunteers are needed to fill backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at Youth Haven, Southwest Florida’s only residential emergency shelter for children ages 6-17 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

This volunteer event will take place at The Ritz Carlton and is open to both members and spouses. Don’t forget to share a handwritten message of inspiration for the students (cards will be provided).

You can also bring your school supplies to the drop-off location at registration, which will be donated to children at Youth Haven.

School Supply Donation List