Hello Family and Friends, strangers and countrymen! Lend me your upper lips and I shall tell you a tale:
Once, there was nothing. No sky, no hair, no upper lips. Nothing at all to festoon. Nothing to call your own. No birds, no men. Nothing.
Late 2007 AD, 826 Boston was formed. Birth canal, C-section, pink and fuzzy, rain over the East River, Winston Churchill, vermicelli, crying like an Irishman for his whiskey. Oh yeah, and moustaches. Oh, how there were moustaches.
THE HIRSUTE PURSUIT
There's a movement out there. A pursuit, they call it. The hirsute pursuit. Not too many details are known, but I've heard it's about the children of Roxbury. And has something to do with facial hair. All I know is that I’ve offered my face up for a higher cause.
I am growing a moustache for 826 Boston’s fourth annual Moustache-a-thon, a city wide competition in which men and women alike grow moustaches to raise money for 826 Boston’s free writing and tutoring programs. I tutor there on Wednesday afternoons, come say hello and learn about the importance of the work they do. “The effects of this program are far-reaching,” stated parent Leah Arteaga. “826 Boston gives opportunities to kids that otherwise might not be successful in their academic endeavors.”
I flaunt my moustache proudly in support of 826 Boston.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by March 30th. Just click “Sponsor Me” to make a donation. I'll love you a little bit more if you do.
A donation to 826 Boston means the world to our youth writers:
$3,500 allows us to publish a book of stories such as We Think You’re Old Enough to Know, written by our after-school students.
$1,000 is enough for one student to attend a whole year of after-school tutoring.
$500 pays for one student to attend our science writing camp, Fiddler Crabs, Millipedes, Leeches & Sea Serpents, Oh Yeah!, in the summer.
$250 pays for an entire class to learn storytelling and bookmaking at a field trip to 826 Boston.
Located in Roxbury’s Egleston Square, 826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching creative and expository writing to students ages 6-18, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Since opening its doors in 2007, 826 Boston has provided one-on-one tutoring to over 5,000 Boston Public School students and published their writing in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous original publications such as We Think You’re Old Enough to Know, a book of original coming-of-age stories by high school sophomores.
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