VENT for Change is a sustainable stationery company that protects the planet & supports children’s education projects worldwide. We combine beautifully designed products with impeccable eco credentials and an ethical purchasing alternative for conscientious consumers. VENT gives 10% of its net sales turnover to supporting children’s education projects worldwide.
We don’t give on a profit basis, these days they’re hard to come by! Instead, every time you buy we give. Which means every single purchase you make has a real purpose. Nurturing the minds of tomorrow’s farmers, scientists, mechanics and teachers, while taking care of the precious resources they’ll count on in years to come.
Our current under-taking, The Bright Futures Campaign, aims to raise £5,000 for essential education and school projects run by PLAN International UK. PLAN works in many areas including; emergency and famine relief, health and sanitation, economic empowerment and education. All money given through the VENT Bright Futures campaign is ring-fenced exclusively to Plan International UK’s education projects.
Share a Pencil Day
Since 2017 we have been raising awareness of global education issues through our annual Share a Pencil Day.
A fun and interactive way for schools, teachers and pupils to explore the reasons why millions of children globally are still missing out on an education, and why that matters.
The environment sits at the heart of everything we do. From recycled pencils to FSC® certified paper, we’re constantly striving to create stylish stationery you’ll love and that positively impacts the planet.
Many children around the world are being deprived of the education they deserve. We exist to make their future a little brighter.
We believe in people. We invest in children. We hope you share our passion for nurturing the minds of tomorrow’s farmers, scientists, mechanics and teachers.
You Buy, We Give
We don’t give on a profit basis, these days they’re hard to come by! Instead, every time you buy we give. Which means every single purchase you make has a real purpose.
In 2014 environmental entrepreneur Evan Lewis, bought an ageing run-down facility producing pencils from recycled CD cases. After 18 months of improvements the team made were producing an additional one million pencils a year.
At the time there was a string of devastating natural and man-made disasters effecting children worldwide, especially their education.
“Pencils are the most iconic educational tool going back centuries and I wanted to do something with them, something inspirational.” Evan Lewis Founder
After months of research with NGOs and charities it was clear education was a priority the world over. Evan had a potential one million spare pencils being produced each year, but the key was money. Money to rebuild schools, pay teachers and provide essential materials. Evan decided to sell his pencils and other stationery here in the UK and from the proceeds support existing education projects around the world.
Evan also launched Share a Pencil Day, a global education awareness day for UK school children. And his Ambassador for Change programme which provides free pencils to charities and volunteers working overseas. Pencils to be given out FREE to those that need them most.
Since launching our ambassador programme we’ve given away tens of thousands of pencils to UK volunteers working overseas. Sometimes a pencil is all a child needs to be able to attend school.
We are offering anyone on an organised Volunteering Trip the chance to hand out our pencils wherever you are volunteering. Sign up now to become one of our Ambassadors for Change and we’ll send you a bag of our recycled pencils to pop in your bag!
Pencils With Purpose
This programme is aimed at education charities working here in the UK and overseas who may need more than a little bag of pencils. Providing free pencils means charities can spend their money on other important essentials.
If you are an education charity and would like some free pencils, we can offer boxes of 250 or 2000 and more. We can ship them to any UK mainland address. There’s no limit to how many you can have; you just need to be able to get them out to wherever they are needed.
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