If I’ve fallen out of touch recently, I apologize. I’m not in trouble. I’m not angry. It’s nothing you’ve done, I assure you. It’s just... It’s just that I’m growing a moustache. A moustache... It’s true. Perhaps even a Van Dyke (look it up). You might feel surprised or even put off. Let me explain-- I'm sacrificing my vanity for a higher cause.
I've joined the team "The Hirsute Pursuit" and am growing a moustache for 826 Boston’s fourth annual Moustache-a-thon, a city wide competition in which men and women alike grow and sculpt moustaches to raise money for 826 Boston’s free writing and tutoring programs. Being able to write well is a fundamental skill for whatever one decides to do in life. I’ve come to know and love 826 Boston and can attest to the importance of the work they do.
Not only am I asking for your moral support, I hope you will lend your financial support. At present, my moustache is a bristly abomination (note:the moustache in the photo is a fake), but my resolve couldn’t be greater.
I pledge to flaunt my creepster moustache proudly in support of 826 Boston.
Because of the generosity of past donors I might very well exceed my fundraising goal. If you see that I'm past $500, don't let that discourage you from making a donation! Donate now! Beyond giving me extra bragging rights, all of those extra donations will just keep 826 Boston running longer and stronger!
Please help me raise as much money as possible by March 30th. Just click “Sponsor Me” to make a donation.
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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