Back to school…
For most of us, it means new shoes, school supplies and a fabulous new haircut!
But, what if you lived in Guatemala, or Ghana, or Laos…and your child had no access to a quality education?
At Cartoon Cuts, our journey to help children began with a question. There was a small boy begging, in the streets of India. He was approached by college student, Adam Braun, who asked,
“What do you want most in the world?”
He replied, “A pencil.”
Adam reached into his backpack, handed him a pencil, and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him.
This is the story of Pencils of Promise (PoP), a for-purpose organization that builds schools and provides educational opportunities in the developing world. At Cartoon Cuts, we believe that every child has the basic right to education. So, we asked PoP…how could we help?
We could build a school. In Guatemala. Our kids helping other kids.
The goal is $25,000. The reward is HUGE.
So…let’s kick it off with a Scavenger Hunt (Race for the Case!)
The Cartoon Cuts/Pencils of Promise initiative will commence on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
260 pencil cases filled with pencils, combs, free haircut cards and other freebies will be hidden around each shopping center where we have Cartoon Cuts salons–13 locations (20 cases will be hidden at each salon shopping center). Clues will be given out via social media, and the winners will be announced on the company’s website. The pencil case winners will share their experience on social media using the #RaceForThecase, and Cartoon Cuts will donate $1.00 for each social media post.
In addition, during the busy back-to-school month of August, Cartoon Cuts customers will be able to purchase pencils for $1.00 each–the proceeds of which will go toward building the new school.
Can’t make it on August 6th? We will be collecting donations on our Pencils of Promise donation page here. Thank you in advance for your support in helping us build a school in Guatemala!