Pen & Pencil 2019 (Stationery for 4800 Students)
School season is around the corner again and Yarra Foundation plans to run its biggest campaign to ensure more children will make it to school this year. Last year, financial problems accounted for 50% of student dropouts. The funds raised in this campaign will be used to cover the costs of stationery for 4800 disadvantaged students in Iran.
Yarra Foundation’s first Pen & Pencil campaign in 2016 could raise $6,500 and supported 520 students ($25 per student as per the exchange rate at the time). With your support, the second campaign in 2017 could raise $12,000 and supported 1500 disadvantaged students. And in the third campaign (2018), your Yarra Foundation could buy stationery for 2400 students with your amazing donation sum of $22,000. We have no words to thank you for your growing trust and generous support.
This year, with the fluctuations in the exchange rate, each $10 can buy a stationery package. For the 2019 campaign, our initial aim is to raise $20,000. This will increase as we come close to hitting the target.
Also, on a different note and in line with Yarra Foundation’s general strategy of Sustainable Support, this year most of the stationery plastic packaging will be replaced by eco-friendly reusable bags.
The funds raised in this campaign will be spent in the following regions in Iran (the list of supported regions may be updated as we come across other regions that might need the help):
Please donate to your Yarra Foundation and continue your heart-warming support so we can all make sure more and more children can make to school this year.