From February 23rd through April 8th, volunteers, students, journalists, bloggers--anyone who can hold a pencil--will come together to raise $20,000 in support of our free youth programs. Writers set a page goal, seek pledges per page or flat rate donations, and write anything they want for six weeks (from dive-bar menu sestinas to space travel postcard haikus), all while raising funds for 826 Boston. Since all writing is done from the comfort of your own home, you don't have to live in Boston to participate--just love 826 Boston and help spread the word!
We'll host a series of events, from write-ins and live readings to concerts and dance parties, to celebrate participants' writing and their hard work fundraising for 826 Boston.
Thank you for supporting 826 Boston during our end-of-year campaign. With your help, we raised more than $71,000 in support of our free youth writing programs. And we're still tallying your gifts, which leads us to believe we've blown our $45,000 goal right out of the water.
We couldn't support the literacy needs of more than 2,000 students across Boston without you. Thanks once again for your support!
We're excited to announce a holiday fundraiser sure to get your creative juices flowing: WriteSomethi.ng.
Created in partnership with Berman Advertising and Software Nation, WriteSomethi.ng is a communally-written holiday story composed by you and people like you. It's easy, it's fun, and every word you add to the story benefits 826 Boston.
Reporters from WCVB's City Line dropped by 826 Boston's tutoring center in early October to discover why anyone would buy books from Bigfoot. The result is "Taking it to the Streets: Egleston Square," a powerful segment about the Egleston Square community and the role of 826 Boston's after-school writing and tutoring program in the neighborhood. We hope you enjoy this in-depth look at Egleston Square and 826 Boston!