The Pay-it-Forward Project


The Pay-it-Forward Project is something that was created with the intent of being available for people to visit a table at every pen show, with an intent of giving back to the community of fountain pen enthusiasts as much as possible. We had a successful debut at the Washington D.C. Pen Supershow in 2017, and are continuing our efforts to spread across the Continental United States, and have a Pay-it-Forward table available to all, with the goal of visiting each and every pen show possible. 

We have two different purposes with the Pay-it-Forward table. We will have some "Fountain Pen starter kits" that consist of introductory pens, some ink and small notepads or notebooks for new users and children. And for our veteran pen enthusiasts, we will have miscellaneous items that you can take. Feel free to bring any items you have that you do not feel you show enough love to, and would like to offer up for adoption to a new home. 

We are operating this table with a not for profit purpose. All donations will be applied towards the cost of the table, supplies and giveaways throughout the shows. Any pens or pen paraphernalia you would like to donate would be more than welcome, we are deeply grateful for any support. Please drop your donations at our table when you come to visit, or you can mail them in advance by contacting me, and I will provide you with more information. Please be assured that your privacy is paramount to us and will be protected. Any personal information you provide will not be shared. 

"To say I am overwhelmed by it would be an understatement... I am speechless... I am just really, really amazed by this, and I love it." - Brad Dowdy, Pen Addict Podcast Episode 265 (35:00)

Company sponsorships are being provided in the form of an advertisement space on a brochure that we will hand out at different shows. In our brochure we will support your business by providing all of our visitors with your logo, website, and information.