Family and Friends, 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. You might feel surprised or even put off. Let me explain, 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’ve come to know and love 826 Boston and can attest to 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.” Not only am I asking for your moral support, I hope you will lend your financial support. At present, my moustache is wispy, faint– it may even be invisible to some– but my resolve couldn’t be greater. I publicly pledge to flaunt my moustache proudly in support of 826 Boston. I hope you’ll do your part, too! Please help me reach my fundraising goal 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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