A Journey of Compassion: Empowering Young Minds

Hey there,

It’s Lilly Thomson, and I can’t wait to share some amazing news with you! In just a few weeks, Brooks, Susie, and my parents, along with some incredible volunteers, will be on a mission to spread love and learning in Veron, Dominican Republic.

Picture this: Over 400 backpacks, filled to the brim with school supplies, are getting ready to make their way to our host schools, Celeste Faro and Colegio Christianos, where eager young minds in grades K through 6 are gearing up for a brand new school year. The excitement in the air is contagious, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.

Our goal is simple yet profound: we want to ensure that every child, especially those new to the school, has the tools they need to thrive in their education. Back in July, we had the honor of delivering fresh supplies and teaching materials to the amazing teachers who are shaping these young minds.

But here’s the real magic: We’re not just about delivering supplies; we’re all about building connections and making the world a better place together. We’re teaming up with local charitable foundations in Bavaro, Punta Cana, D.R., that are supported by kind-hearted folks in the USA. This beautiful collaboration not only aims to reduce shipping costs and logistical hurdles but also explores opportunities to coordinate shipments of our heavy backpacks with essentials like clothes, building materials, food supplies, and much-needed church supplies. Imagine the impact we can make when we combine our efforts and reduce transportation costs compared to traditional air freight. We believe that when we work together, something truly special happens.

Now, here’s where you can join us on this incredible journey: We’re passionate about our mission, and we could truly use your support. If you’d like to be a part of this incredible journey, please consider donating on our website, www.pencilswithpassion.com. We’ve set up a special donation option for BACKPACKS at just $25. Every contribution goes a long way in making a difference in these children’s lives.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. Stay tuned for updates after our trip in October, and let’s continue spreading the love of learning together.

With gratitude and a heart full of hope,

Lilly Thomson