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November 2021

#GivingNovember is Here


It’s #GivingNovember! Our incredible board is matching up to $30K in donations to 826DC, right now through 11:59 PM on November 30th.

This couldn’t have come at a better time. 826DC’s programs are back, bustling, and brimming with energy and creativity. We’re writing science fiction and fantasy stories. We’re exploring journalism. We’re crafting admissions essays that would knock your socks off.

All of that is happening because people like you make it possible. Thanks to this #GivingNovember match, you can have even more of an impact by donating now.

Gifts are going twice as far. Here’s what yours could do:

An AWL student smiles in the 826DC writing center.

A $25 donation could cover a week’s worth of writing supplies for not one, but TWO students at our After-School Writing Lab.

They are currently working on a new chapbook.

An 826DC volunteer supports a student

A $50 donation could cover not one, but TWO months of transit costs over to the schools we serve.

Every time we enter a classroom, we make a teacher’s day easier.

A $100 donation could cover not one, but TWO months of printing supplies for our onsite bookbinding studio.

We just used our bookbinding equipment to publish a student-written story about a huge talking turtle and his pet human.

A field trip book titled "The Friendship and Revenge of Pooky and Bacon"

A $250 donation could cover not two, but FOUR field trips, where DC students work together and leave as published authors.

Featured in those stories lately: crocodiles, friendship, candy, and solving problems.

Before the month is up, can 826DC count on your support?

You can donate here online.

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