2020 Pencils 4 Schools – SAME PROGRAM, NEW LOOK

Due to the overwhelming response we received for our Pencils 4 Schools campaign, registration for pencils is now closed.

All accepted registrants will receive their invitation email to our drive-thru pickup event by Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

William Mattar’s Pencils 4 Schools program has donated nearly 2 MILLION pencils to teachers and students throughout the communities we serve.

At William Mattar, we know that education is key to a successful future for our youth. It seems that more and more teachers end up purchasing supplies for their students with their own money. The William Mattar Pencils 4 Schools program helps to alleviate this burden for teachers and helps students get ready for class on day one through pencil donations. Our goal is to help local educators and students achieve their academic goals and prepare for the future without needing to stress about a basic classroom tool – a pencil.

Even though 2020 has been a year of challenges for educators, parents, and students, we anticipate that there will still be a need for pencils for the upcoming school year. That is why we are pleased to announce that our annual William Mattar Pencils 4 Schools program is back, with a few notable changes.

Buffalo Area Teachers:  

William Mattar law offices will hold a drive-thru pencil pick up event on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at our Williamsville, New York office.

Teachers MUST preregister to receive pencils. The pencil drive-thru pick up will be completely contact less to keep all participating event staff and teachers safe. Social distancing requirements will be in effect, and we ask that all teachers who attend wear a mask and maintain a distance by remaining in their cars during the pencil drive-thru. We will not be allowing the public into our office at this time.

Rochester and Syracuse Area Teachers:

We are also donating a total of 20,000 pencils to Rochester and Syracuse school districts. If you are a teacher in a Rochester or Syracuse school, please fill out the form below to register your school district for consideration. Please remember that registration will not guarantee that your school district will receive pencils.

Available pencils will be shipped to school administrators, who will then distribute to teachers and classrooms. Even though the William Mattar Pencils 4 Schools Program will look a bit different this year, we still plan on donating a significant amount of pencils to Western and Central New York students, bringing our cumulative pencil donations to nearly 2 million.

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA for Buffalo drive-thru pencil pick up:

  • In order to register for the Pencils 4 Schools Buffalo Drive-Thru pick up, you must be a current Buffalo area elementary school teacher. *Priority is given to elementary school teachers, but middle school and high school teachers will be permitted if space allows.
  • You MUST be present on the day the pencil drive-thru takes place and be able to pick up your own supplies. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, we are not offering alternate pick up dates.
  • Registration and pencil box is limited to one per teacher.
  • Fill out the entire registration form below and review before submitting.
  • Please use a non-school email and double-check the spelling of your email address.
  • Add [email protected] to your address book.
  • Spots are first come, first served. Applying does not secure you a place.
  • Please email Dawn at [email protected] with any questions. Read the complete terms and conditions for more program information.


Elementary teachers in the Buffalo area are invited to fill out the registration form below to sign up for the drive-thru pencil pick up event. An auto reply email will be sent to all registrants confirming that your information was received. Please wait to receive an invitation email which will confirm your spot and invite you to the August 15th drive-thru event. Your invitation email is your entry ticket.

If you do not receive the event invitation (containing complete pick up instructions), we may not be able to honor your request this year. Unfortunately, we do not have extra supplies and only those who pre-register and receive an invitation email will receive pencils.

Rochester and Syracuse area elementary teachers are invited to fill out the form below to register your school district for a Pencils 4 Schools donation. Please keep in mind that submitting this form does not guarantee that your school will receive pencil donations. While we would love to distribute pencils to every school district, our supplies are limited.

Registration is now closed.


The car accident injury lawyers at William Mattar law offices know that education is key to a successful future. We’re proud to help give local schools, and teachers, a better start this fall so they can prepare for another year of educating the leaders of tomorrow. A pencil may seem like a small thing, but when a child is ready for a new day with pencil in hand, the educational journey can continue. And with already nearly 2 million pencils donated, the William Mattar Pencils 4 Schools Program is just getting started.