Help me support 826 Boston!
So, I’m an intern at 826 Boston. And I LOVE it. I started last September and I’m going to be really sad to leave this May. But I love it so much, there’s no way I’m not volunteering at 826 Seattle when I move back to the Pacific Northwest.
826 Boston is one branch of a national nonprofit that focuses on encouraging writing and creativity in kids ages six to eighteen. All the programs offered at the center are ABSOLUTELY FREE.
How do we manage that? By fund-raising! 826 Boston’s annual Mustache-a-thon started today and so YOU can now support 826 Boston while encouraging me to make the most ridiculously beautiful mustache ever. Unfortunately, I can’t grow my own, but I will be making a bigger and bigger one every week.
AND for every $50 I get, I’ll wear a fake mustache for a full day.
So, if you’d like to support me and help an amazing nonprofit organization, just click here!!
My personal goal is raising $250, which will pay for one entire class to spend a morning at 826 Boston, to learn about storytelling and bookmaking. I take part in these field trips every Friday and love it. The class works together to write a beginning and middle of a totally original story, and then each kid goes off by his or herself to write the ending. We have an illustrator design the cover as well as an illustration for the cliff-hanger, and then before the kids leave we’ve bound a book for each student, with their ending right in there! It’s a great experience and I think it really encourages students to think that writing (and getting yourself published!) is completely doable.
If you have any other questions, I’d love to answer them. Every little bit helps!