How to Get Involved

The core value of Pencils for Africa is the human connection: PFA wants used pencils, which human beings on one side of the planet (America, Europe and so on) have already used and then, we want to allow this opportunity for children in Africa as well – like a relay – whereupon they now also use the same pencil. It is the connection of humanity that drives the pencil drive.
– Karim Ajania, Editor-in-Chief, Mezimbite Magazine

This is really easy - just four simple steps: 4-3-2-1…

Step Four

Pencils are delivered in the hands of children in Africa.

Step Three

The pencils were hand delivered to Africa from members of the US network of friends of Pencils for Africa who travel regularly to African countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, Madagacar, Ghana, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.

Step Two

These pencils are originally sourced from a PO Box in California, where used pencils are sent in the mail by generous people all over the US. These people pay for the postage costs to mail the used pencils

Step One

Send us your used pencils by mailing them to the following PO Box in California:

Pencils for Africa
PO Box 4321
San Rafael
CA 94913-4321