Lincoln-Way Central students participate in The Pencil Project
Friday, November 4, 2016

From today, November 4, 2016, until next Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Lincoln-Way Central students will be participating in “The Pencil Project” to collect pencils for students in Haiti. Student EJ Charles, whose father lives in Haiti, works with his family to collect pencil donations for school children in need. Charles and his mother have previously worked with the South Suburban Reading Council (SSRC) to collect pencils.

The Lincoln-Way Central boys golf team, social science department, and reading department are currently collecting pencils. Students have donated new packs of pencils, as well as money to purchase packs of pencils. In the fall, Charles and his family will deliver the pencils directly to schools in Haiti. Those who wish to donate can drop pencils off in room E204 or the Social Science Office at Lincoln-Way Central.

"This is such an outstanding cause for our students to contribute to," says reading department chair, Kathy Sulkowski. "It helps our students to recognize how important it is to look at the world with a more global lens and be appreciative and grateful for their educational opportunities afforded to them at Lincoln-Way each day. Each pencil they donate represents hope for another child. It gives students in Haiti the opportunity to have the supplies they need to access education."