Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Help schools overseas with Pencils of Promise at Local 16 on June 13

Here's a nice-sounding event coming up at Local 16 for Pencils of Promise  a group which helps build schools overseas. The event is this Thursday, and here's more. And despite the acronym, it doesn't seem to be affiliated with any similarly-named blogs.
The PoP DC Leadership Council, with co-host HyperVocal, is holding their first fundraising event and launch party on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the roof deck at Local 16 on U Street. Attached is our save the date, and below our eventbrite link. popdcs2013.eventbrite.com 
We are very excited to host our first event in the District, with the goal of raising enough funds to build one classroom within the year through several events. The $25 ticket price of our first happy hour correlates to the cost of educating one child for one year through Pencils of Promise.  
Happy Hour specials will be available through the duration of the event, and attendees will be entered into a raffle with a variety of prizes, including Wolf Trap tickets.

About Pencils of Promise - PoP is a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world. Founded in 2008 with $25, the organization has built over 100 schools in Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala. PoP has built a powerful movement with thousands of supports across the globe and a social media presence that is +300K strong and growing. Celebrity supporters include Justin Bieber, Sophia Bush, Usher, Jordan Sparks and more. 

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