I'm participating in a Write-A-Thon to help 826 Boston raise much needed funds for its free youth writing programs. A Write-a-thon is much like a walk-a-thon or a hot dog eating contest, except that I will be spending my days and nights writing, all for a very good cause.
Located in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, 826 Boston provides one-on-one tutoring and writing support to more than 3,500 underserved Boston Public School students each year. Since opening its doors in October 2007, 826 Boston has provided more than 75,000 hours of tutoring to local students and published their writing in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in a variety of original publications like I Want You to Have This: A Collection of Objects and Their Stories from Around the World.
"The effects of this program are far-reaching," said after-school program parent Leah Arteaga. "826 Boston gives opportunities to kids that otherwise might not be successful in their academic endeavors."
Please help me reach my personal fundraising goal--and help 826 Boston meet its $20,000 goal--by April 3rd. Just click "Sponsor Me" to make a donation.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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