Today is Monday, January 31. This is the last day to send in your National Handwriting Day letters to our troops. They must be postmarked by midnight tonight. Now that’s motivation!
We hope you’re enjoying our National Handwriting Day promotion: Heroes Worth Writing For. National Handwriting Day is Sunday, January 23, but you have until January 31 to send us your letter to the troops to be entered to win prizes. See official rules here. National Handwriting Day is an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to a pen (like the Pentel EnerGel shown above) or pencil and a piece of paper. In this day of computers, more and more information, notes, and letters are sent back and forth via a keyboard and cyberspace. According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) website “The purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public to the importance of handwriting. According to WIMA, National Handwriting Day is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.”
Operation Gratitude and Pentel have teamed up to promote our National Handwriting Day promotion: Heroes Worth Writing For. Yesterday, we started an outreach of that program on Facebook. Go to Operation Gratitude’s Facebook page and look for the post about the Heroes Worth Writing For promotion. Leave the comment “Pentel Sent Me” under that post and “like” Operation Gratitude and you have a chance to win a Pentel “Pen Pal” Prize Pack.
We’ve had letters from a 13-year old to an 80-year old who both express themselves sincerely and from the heart. We couldn’t be more pleased with our entries so far but we hope that you’ll take the time away from the busy-ness of the season to sit down and write a letter that expresses your gratitude and thanks in your own words and in your own handwriting. You might even win a thank you gift from us. We’ll be picking five letters out of the submitted entries. The first prize is a $200 Visa Gift Card and $100 in Pentel products. The four runner-ups will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card and $25 in Pentel products. You can find the rules here.
Did you know this week is National Philanthropy Week? Dedicated to giving your time and your resources- philanthropy is a meaningful way to start the holiday season. Year round, we participate in a multitude of philanthropic events. Breast cancer, alzheimers, public school support- these are all topics that are near and dear to our hearts. Last year, Pentel added a new philanthropy to our efforts: Pens For Kids. We are proud to make Pens For Kids an annual Pentel tradition. Dedicated to bringing school children in Africa school supplies, Pens For Kids reinforces the belief that the hope for the future lies within education. Originally started from tourists visiting the majestic continent of Africa, Pens For Kids is now a non-profit corporation based exclusively on volunteer work...