“We are so excited and most grateful to have a permanent home, uniquely designed to fit our needs; a place where we can set roots and grow our program and fulfill our mission to empower students, equalize the classrooms, and give hope throughout Tulsa County.”

- Nancy Bolzle, The Pencil Box Founder & Executive Director

The Pencil Box

Every child in Tulsa deserves the school supplies needed for successful learning — and Selser Schaefer Architects is proud to be a part of the initiative. 60% of students enrolled in Tulsa’s public schools live at or below the federal poverty level. Accordingly, these families are struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford to provide school supplies for their children. The Pencil Box is a charitable organization that seeks to equalize the learning potential of all children by providing a wide variety of classroom supplies at no cost to disadvantaged public schools.

The Pencil Box’s expanding outreach and operations have outgrown its existing space. We’ve teamed to design a new facility that embodies the lively, child-focused brand from the outside while serving the busy non-profit’s business needs inside including retail, administrative offices, shipping-receiving, processing, and warehouse storage.

Learn more about The Pencil Box here.