Thursday, March 18, 2010

Three Cups of Tea and Pennies for Peace

Catherine at Bay Area Baby Blog asked me to mention an event happening in Palo Alto, CA this Saturday morning.  Her son's school is holding a garage sale inspired by the book Three Cups of Tea.  The garage sale benefits Pennies for Peace, an organization that promotes education and helps schools and students in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Education is power, and whenever populations gain in their education, huge gains to their society as a whole tend to follow.

Here's a break-down of the impact your pennies can have:

1 penny = one pencil
2 pennies = one eraser
15 pennies = one notebook
$2 to $3 = one teacher’s salary for one day
$20 = one student’s school supplies for one year
$600 = one teacher’s annual salary
$5,000 = support for existing school for one year
$50,000 = one school building — 5 years support

This is a great way to help out a wonderful charity, and possibly score some great stuff for yourself, too.  ; )

When: Saturday, March 20, 8:30am- 2pm
Where: 305 N. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info.

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