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No more junk food fundraising - PLEASE!

Philip Copitch, Ph.D.


My friend, Mary, is the principal of a church based kindergarten through 6th grade school. Over the years, they have had many fundraisers. This year a few parents said to her, “No more junk food fundraising, PLEASE!”

Mary bounced the problem off me and I suggested: Smencils.

What are Smencils?

Smencils are scented pencils made in an Earth friendly way. They are made from 100% recycled newspaper that is infused with a gourmet liquid scent that will last for 2 years. Each individual Smencil comes in is a corn-based biodegradable freshness tube. It is a fun fundraising item that is also kind to the environment. And, everyone needs a pencil that smells good.

I personally like They have Smencils. Their free guide is very helpful as a starting point.

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Yep, the Smencils come in Bubblegum, Cinnamon, Tropical Blast, Grape, Cotton Candy, Very Berry, Black Cherry, Orange, Watermelon, and Rootbeer scents.

Kids love to collect them

Kids love to collect Smencils! Ordinarygirl951 made a video of her private collection. She has an opinion about each scent. Fun!



A movie

The 5th Graders at Long Meadow Elementary School in Rochester Hills, Michigan made a movie:

Apple Parody

Two boys made an Apple type commercial of Smencils:

Smencils come in lots of forms

Classic (Pencils)

Colored (Pencils)

Smens (Pens)

Smarkers (Markers)

Smanimals: Preserving animal habitats, one eco-friendly toy at a time. has Smencils. Their free guide is very helpful as a starting point.

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