826 National

I wanted to share a quick note regarding the charity I selected to receive the profits from my soon to be released book, “Seasons of Sentiment, A Collection of Poetry and Prose”. 

Below is a brief write up for 826 National, the same write up that is found at the front of my book.  I selected this organization based on its mission and the fact that it has several locations throughout the country to reach people interested in improving their writing skills.

I hope you take a minute to read about the organization and click on the links to their website to see how your donations, and the profits from my book, can help their cause. 

Thank you in advance. 

All of the author’s profits from the sale of this collection will go to charity.  Sirrah has chosen 826 National for their noteworthy efforts to develop the writing skills of individuals throughout the United States. 

About 826 National

 “826 National is a network of tutoring, writing, and publishing centers for youth in eight cities around the country.

 “Since the birth of 826 National in 2002, our goal has been to assist students ages six through eighteen with their writing skills while helping teachers get their classes passionate about writing. We do this with a vast team of volunteers who donate their time so we can give as much one-on-one attention as possible to the students whose writing needs it.  Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

 “Through volunteer support, each of the eight 826 chapters-in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, DC-provides after-school tutoring, class field trips, writing workshops, and in-school programs, all free of charge, for students, classes, and schools.  826 centers are especially committed to supporting teachers, offering services and resources for English language learners, and publishing student work.  Each of the 826 chapters works to produce professional-quality publications written entirely by young people, to forge relationships with teachers in order to create innovative workshops and lesson plans, to inspire students to write and appreciate the written word, and to rally thousands of enthusiastic volunteers to make it all happen.  By offering all of our programming for free, we aim to serve families who cannot afford to pay for the level of personalized instruction their children receive through 826 chapters.”

www.826national.org

Twitter: @826national.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/826National

 

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