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Thank you Dixon Ticonderoga for donating 14 pounds of pencils and markers to a third grade class in Denmark

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Dixon Ticonderoga donated 14 pounds of 2HB Ticonderoga pencils and Prang Washable Markers to a third grade class in Middlefart, Denmark.

Thank you Dixon for being generous. Thank you Dixon for letting twenty children and one teacher use The World’s Best Pencil to write and draw with.

Why did Dixon Ticonderoga donate pencils to the class in Denmark?

Dixon donated because they are kind and I asked.

I asked a Team Lead in Customer Service at Dixon Ticonderoga if Dixon would donate pencils again. They donated to the same children two years ago, when they were in first grade.

I sent my request to Costumer Service at Dixon at 1:23 in the afternoon on March 12th, 2014, and at 3:14, exactly one hour and fifty-one minutes later,  the Team Lead in Customer Service told me  Dixon Management approved the donation. When a company has a kind heart, and an efficient team lead, it doesn’t take long to approve a donation.

My husband was invited to speak at The DAPUG ( Database Application Programmers Users Group (Danish Embarcadero User Group) computer conference. He is talking right now. As in this very second as I am typing. I am writing this as I listen to him to speak.

The daughter of our hosts in Denmark is studying English in her third grade class in Middlefart, Denmark. I asked if I could speak to the students.

If you had an opportunity to speak to a third grade class in Denmark, and you wanted to give the children a gift from America, what would you want to give the children? What product represents America? What is your strongest memory from your own school days?

The Dixon Ticonderoga pencil,  The World’s best pencil, represents America.

A Dixon Ticonderoga 2HB pencil is the best gift.

Dixon makes “The World’s Best Pencil.” Yes, they do.  I used a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil in first grade in 1964. And 38 years after I graduated from high school, I still use a Dixon Ticonderoga 2HB pencil to write and draw with.

And now there are twenty students and one teacher using the World’s Best Pencil in Middlefart, Denmark. Each student has eighteen sharpened 2HB Dixon Ticonderoga pencils made of premium wood, with latex free erasures, and  eight Prang Markers in classic colors, that don’t bleed through the paper.

Thank you Dixon. Thank you for donated Dixon Ticonderoga pencils and Dixon Prang markers to Denmark.

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What pencil did you use in first grade? Was it a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to know what pencil you used in first grade.

And if you get a chance will you let Dixon know you think they are kind and you appreciate their thoughtfulness.

Dixon Thank you for donating The Worlds’s Best Pencil to Denmark. @DIXONPRANG  (tweet tweet)

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Berdeane Bodley

    I used a “Dixon” pencil when I was in 1st grade & believe me that is a yr. or two ago, Mom.

  • La McCoy

    Nicely done!

  • That’s incredible Pamela! Thanks to Dixon Ticonderoga and thanks to you for asking for the donation! Awesome gift for those kids!

    • Thank you Kim,
      We really had fun. The children were so kind. And they were so happy to receive their pencils and markers.