About Hope



About Hope

 Our aim is simple; to help children get the education they deserve. Supporting projects all over the world, one pencil and one mission at a time. 

Pencils are an iconic symbol of education and the cornerstone of our mission based approach. For every pack of Hope pencils purchased we are giving £1 towards educational and school projects globally. 

We make all our Hope pencils in our dedicated pencil factory in Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire.
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Globally UNESCO estimates 250 million children lack basic reading, writing & maths skills. According to UNICEF  more than 50 per cent of Syrian refugee children and adolescents outside Syria are out of school, that is more than 600,000 children and this number continues to grow. 

Learn more about the sorts of projects we are getting behind with our first Hope mission. The Bright Futures campaign.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

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  • Hope is the creation of Everything Environmental founder Evan Lewis. Based in Bristol Everything Environmental Ltd is the leading light in Environmental and Ethical Promotional Merchandise in the UK and across mainland Europe. Initially called Pencils for Poverty, the vision for Hope was born out of our desire to create a social benefit from the extra production capacity at our pencil factory in Worcestershire.

    ONE machine, ONE million pencils, ONE mission: to educate EVERY child.

    The team at Everything Environmental give their time to Hope for free. Packing pencils, creating websites, promoting Share a Pencil day and plenty more. It is all squeezed into any spare time there is while doing their day jobs. Hope doesn't pay anyone a salary for the work they do. Hope is not officially a charity, we call it a Giving Enterprise. Hope has to cover its costs to keep on going, and to keep on giving. We are not giving back though, to give back implies taking too much to start with.

    “Hope is another step towards making the world a better and brighter place to live. Having spent years focused solely on Environmental and Ethical issues it was clear we had to help in other ways. Lifting people and communities out of poverty, helping children affected by humanitarian or natural disasters is a huge challenge. Without doubt education is the most effective route to achieving this important goal. Thank you for all your support.”

    Evan Lewis, Founder

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