Dixon and the Kids In Need Foundation

If you laid 13 million pencils end to end, they would extend more than 1,436 miles worth of pencils.  How do I know this? That’s how many pencils Dixon Ticonderoga Company has donated in the past five years. I am on a quest to donate the number of pencils required to reach from coast to coast.

Over the course of the last five years, Dixon Ticonderoga Company has donated more than $4 million worth of product to Kids In Need Foundation Resource Centers across the country.

Last week, we sent another donation with one million Ticonderoga pencils to Kids In Need. The Kids In Need Foundation is dedicated to providing high quality school supplies to underfunded teachers and students in low income areas nationwide, and so am I. That’s 6 out of 10 Teachers across America!

Our annual Kids In Need Donations have become an important event at Dixon Ticonderoga Company. On September 25, 2013 Kids In Need celebrated 15 years of service since its start. As the CEO of some of the finest people I have ever worked with in my career, I was very humbled that they recognized Dixon as one of the Top 15 KINF supporters over that time period. As their chosen National Pencil Sponsor, I can tell you the honor was all mine to support the Kids In Need team across the USA. They are making such a difference, so our giving nature in Dixon really comes easy when it comes to KINF. Teachers Rock and so do you KINF!



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  1. Betty Johnson

    I saw an article in our local paper and thought how truthful it was. I school my grandchildren at home (their parents died in a car/train accident Aug. 2008) and I have to agree the Dixon Ticonderoga is the best pencil ever. I have used the Dixon yellow pencil no 2 and other non- name brand and could never get the lead sharpen before it broke and before I knew it I had sharpen the pencil to the eraser in one setting and wasn’t able to use it. Anytime I see the Ticonderoga on sale, I always get them because that is one product I can’t go wrong. Please don’t stop making them.

    Thanks and I am so grateful to your company.


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