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This Box of Pencils Supports Schools This Box of Pencils Supports Schools

This Box of Pencils Supports Schools

by Joshua Heller
April 18, 2014


Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola is teaming up with Brooklyn’s own Public - Supply to help kids get creative. The two design-forward companies have designed a beautiful line of classic pencils; picking up a box of these graphite-core orange No. 2’s will send money to an underserved Detroit public school to purchase art supplies.

Shinola, who’s been working to bring manufacturing dollars back into Detroit, uses only the most high-quality, exclusively sourced, American-made components. Public - Supply, who creates simple, hip notebooks and writing utensils, donates a quarter of their profits to art programs at high-need New York City schools.

"Art and design are especially important in today's world," said Adam London, Public - Supply’s co-founder. "We are proud to support the next generation of creatives and innovators."

Public - Supply's collaboration with Shinola marks the first time the company will be donating to schools outside of New York. Partnering with civic crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose, $4 from every box of pencils goes to classrooms in Detroit Public Schools.

The pencils are available on Shinola's website, as well as at Shinola's flagship retail stores in Detroit and New York City.  

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