10 pack HB Grey-lead pencils, or 10pack Coloured pencils 30cents at Officeworks
Great for school kids or to have around the house. Officeworks also had 3 packs of plastic rulers on clearance for 30cents. My local officeworks in Coburg, Vic, had heaps of pencils and rulers.
I buy packs of the grey-leads and Friends of Same (via Rotary) who send them to East Timor for the kids to use at school. Maybe you could encorage your kids to buy a pack or two with their pocket-money to help children in need.
You can get in touch with Friends of Same via their website, or ask Rotary.
To post them, to be sent overseas, this is the address: Woolshed 37 @ 400 Somerville Rd, West Footscray. 3012, Victoria.