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Good writing skills are critical for students’ academic and future success

When you contribute to 826 Boston, you join a community of people who care passionately about supporting the literacy and writing needs of more than 4,000 underserved Boston Public School students. 826 Boston’s programs have been proven effective at improving students’ reading and writing skills and buoying their self-confidence. We also publish our students’ writing every year in professional publications, so you can see your dollars at work when you hold one of our books in your hand!

Join our community of dedicated donors today!

If you have any questions about donating to 826 Boston, please contact Jenna Leschuk.

826 Boston’s Federal Tax ID number is 20-8065915.

Thank You

826 Boston projects are supported, in part, by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Our 2020-2021 foundation supporters include:
AmeriCorps through Massachusetts Service Alliance
Boston Scientific Foundation
Calderwood Writing Initiative
Carole Remick Foundation
Cartoon Network
Clowes Fund
Cradle to Career Initiative
East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
Finding One’s Voice
Frank Reed & Margaret Peters Memorial Fund I
Fuller Foundation
Hawkins Project
Hestia Fund
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Literary Arts Emergency Fund
Llewellyn Foundation
Mass Cultural Council
New England Foundation for the Arts Resilience Fund
Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation
Samuel C. Endicott Fund
Schrafft Charitable Foundation
Spark Foundation
The Bushrod Campbell and Adah Hall Charity Fund
Tiny Tiger Foundation
TJX Foundation
Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation
Wellington Management Foundation

Download our 2019-2020 Annual Report for more information about our impact.

Be More, Think Differently

Nancy Butman is one of those volunteers you don’t know what you’d do without. Not only has she been working with 826 Boston’s in-school program for four years as a tutor, but, along with her husband John, she also contributes to the organization financially.

An indispensable tutor for our in-school book projects, Nancy has worked on multiple 826 Boston publications, from 2012’s A Place for Me in the World, profiles of workers across Boston, to our collection of “memoirs remixed,” currently in progress in author Jennifer de Leon’s 7th grade classroom at Boston Teachers Union School in Jamaica Plain.

“I’ve been fortunate to be a ‘stay-at-home’ mother–an under-valued role if there ever was one–going to games and gymnastics competitions, working in my kids’ classrooms, knowing their teachers, their friends, and fundraising for their schools,” said Butman. “Those experiences are why, when I began volunteering for 826, I thought: ‘I can do this.’ I’d been there for my kids and understood the value of having someone ‘there,’ listening and responding to students.”


Everything 826 does seems to consciously push kids to be more, to think differently, to answer hard questions. The fact that all the programs 826 provides are free is essential.

 -Nancy Butman, volunteer and donor

826 Boston needs all sorts of supplies to run its writing programs. We appreciate anything you can contribute from the following list:

  • Books for our tutoring center library (check out our IndieBound wish list!)
  • Frequent Flyer miles
  • Crickets for Edwina, our tarantula
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Healthy snacks
  • Furniture for new Writers’ Rooms

If you’re interested in donating one of these items, please contact Jenna Leschuk.