Day 245: 826LA & 826CHI
Whoa, lots of numbers in the title of this post. Today’s give is a 2 for 1, meaning 2 donations to the same org in 2 different cities, 826LA & 826CHI. I was searching the new projects on Crowdrise today and noticed, one of my favorite actresses Zooey Deschanel joined Crowdrise and was raising money for 826LA. An organization that provides tutoring services to children to help them develop the writing skills and inspiring them to continue writing. As I was checking out their mission, I remember hearing that 826 tag before and sure enough there is a Chicago chapter. So, I decided that I would give to both chapters.
Their 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. With this in mind, they provide drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of their programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
Amount Donated: $20 ($10 to each location)