Washington, DC, November 30, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Pencils of Promise Gets $100K as They Break Ground on Their 100th School
Washington, DC-based PVBLIC Foundation (www.PVBLIC.org), an in-kind grant-making organization which aggregates unused media to donate to non-profits, has pledged a total of $200,000 of media to two non-profits for #GivingTuesday (www.givingtuesday.org). The recipients are: Maiden Nation (www.maidennation.com), a new venture which empowers women entrepreneurs through the sale of unique, handcrafted pieces; and Pencils of Promise (www.pencilsofpromise.org), a non-profit which works directly with local communities and village leaders to build new schools and classrooms, train teachers and provide student scholarships in Laos, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Guatemala.
“Maiden Nation is excited to partner with PVBLIC, whose central mission is aligned with our worldview of the centrality of meaningful messaging. Maiden Nation reaches audiences in both the developed and developing worlds who share values which know no bounds. All proceeds from purchases of designer Chan Luu’s Kiss Kiss Bracelet go to help the survivors of the Haiti earthquake rebuild their lives,” said Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, Prime Minister & Co-founder of Maiden Nation.
“This donation from PVBLIC comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Pencils of Promise has just broken ground on its 100th school. We couldn’t be more thankful to PVBLIC for helping us celebrate this achievement with their generous donation,” said Adam Braun, Founder & Executive Director of Pencils of Promise.
“PVBLIC is thrilled to donate and provide media space to both of these wonderful and well-deserving organizations in honor of #GivingTuesday. We look forward to working with both Maiden Nation and Pencils of Promise to help them tell their stories to the world through our media partners,” said Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Co-founder, PVBLIC Foundation.
PVBLIC’s inaugural media grant to RockTheVote’s (www.rockthevote.com) “We Will” (#WeWill) campaign in Fall 2012 delivered 350+ million impressions across multiple states and forms of media. According to National Exit Polls conducted by Edison Research, the youth vote represented 19 percent of all voters, an increase from 2008.
About PVBLIC Foundation:
PVBLIC Foundation is an innovative in-kind grant-making organization that harnesses the power of unused media assets to drive social change. An aggregator of media across all platforms, we work strategically to pair media space with key non-profits at the local, national and global levels. We utilize existing and emerging technologies to increase issue awareness around important causes and help non-profits amplify their message. www.PVBLIC.org, Facebook.com/PVBLICFoundation or @PVBLICF.
About Maiden Nation:
Maiden Nation- a visionary social platform dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs through the sale of unique, handcrafted pieces. At Maiden Nation, the goal is to create a marketplace where items are designed with both beauty and social consciousness in mind. Maiden designers are encouraged to showcase their work, Maiden activists to share their causes and Maiden citizens to connect over their ideas and goals. www.maidennation.com or www.facebook.com/pages/MaidenNation/269080336450335
About Pencils of Promise:
Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all. In just four years since being founded with $25, PoP has broken ground on 100 schools, established the largest social media following of any nonprofit started in the past five years, and delivered almost 3.5 million educational hours in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ghana. Learn more about Pencils of Promise at www.pencilsofpromise.org.
Rachel C. Gerrol, PVBLIC Foundation, press@PVBLIC.org
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, Maiden Nation, email@example.com
Melanie Stevenson, Pencils of Promise, firstname.lastname@example.org