Got A Pen? Christmas Appeal

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Make a real difference

This festive season why not contribute to "Got A Pen?" on behalf of your friends and loved ones and make a real difference to the life of a child in need in our community. The perfect thing for the person who has everything, or those who strive to make our world a better place.

Choose a perk from the list and we'll send you a beautifully illustrated greeting card to gift that explains what your contribution means to our most vulnerable kids.

One in seven kids in NSW lives in poverty

That's 181,000 kids. While many of us are sharing this time with family and loved ones celebrating with decadence, there are kids right here in our community who are going without basic essentials.

The NSW Council of Social Services reports that parents are sacrificing clothing, medical care, and even skipping meals to make sure that their children have access to basic needs. School stationery simply can't be a priority when it is a daily struggle to make ends meet.

Not being able to afford school supplies is just one of many problems these children may face, and it’s one with far-reaching consequences. Without reliable access to a pen, their learning is compromised.

You can change a child's life

"Got A Pen?" helps by providing basic stationery to kids most in need within our own community to make sure that they have the essentials, allowing them to participate more fully in the opportunity of education.

Since 2016, "Got A Pen?" has provided almost 10000 stationery kits to Sydney kids thanks to the generosity of community members who want to make a difference. Making sure that our kids have what they need to make the best of their education makes for a stronger community, and it's easy to help!

Give a child the chance to write their story

Just ten dollars can provide a child with a basic "Got A Pen?" stationery kit. In the spirit of giving this festive season, why not give a child in our community the chance to write their own story.

Select an option from the perks list and we'll send you a greeting card to gift to a family member, friend, or loved one.

Gift for a brighter future

Our beautiful greeting cards are made from 100% recycled cardboard with a lovely matte finish, illustrated on the front with a printed message inside explaining the contribution that your generous gift has made to children in need, with ample space for you to write your own message.

(Physical greeting cards are only available for shipping within Australia.)

You have the opportunity to make a real difference to a child, helping them start their new school year on the right path and giving them the chance to reach their educational outcomes and let their future shine a little brighter.

Learn more by visiting our website at or find us on Facebook. Got A Pen? Limited is a not-for-profit organisation registered with ASIC.

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Natalie Panzarino