MDRT Foundation Partners with Pencils of Promise
The MDRT Foundation partnered with Pencils of Promise (PoP) — a for-profit organization that builds schools and provides educational programs for children in developing countries — during the 2015 Top of the Table Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida, USA.
Top of the Table Annual Meeting attendees donated USD 37,674 at the MDRT Foundation Booth — with USD 26,374 directed by donors to build a school in Guatemala by Pencils of Promise.
Adam Braun, Pencils of Promise founder, told 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 received 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
On Friday, October 9, from 7 to 8 a.m., volunteers filled 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).
Thank you to all of our generous donors and volunteers for sharing the gift of education with children in need.