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Moustaches! We hairdly new thee!

Moustaches! We hairdly new thee!

April 29th—

Alas, Moustache-a-Thon 2010 has come to an end. But, oh what an end! Our ‘stacheletes, with the help of generous folks from over half of the United States and several countries, raised a ‘stachetastic sum of $10,330.46 for 826CHI!

A huge congratulations to ‘stache tiara winner Catherine M., ‘stache sash winner El Salgado, and the recipient of the ‘stache chap cup, Tommy Q.

Thank you to the ‘stacheletes, all who supported their growth and, similarly, the growth of 826CHI!

T.Hanks to all who made our spring fundraiser Prom Hanks a success!

April 29th—

The photographs rotating below were taken by the awesome Sarah Jane Ree. The photos can also be seen here and here!

Also the terrific Justin Goh posted the photos from his photo booth and some great roaming shots here!

Eggers and Urrea

Eggers and Urrea

April 29th—

Dave Eggers, founder of 826, will be in our neck of the Forest again soon!

Tuesday, May 4th, at 7pm Dave will be joined by acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea for an evening of reading and discussion at the Gorton Community Center.

The event is a joint benefit for Ragdale (the artists’ community in Lake Forest) and 826CHI. Tickets are available right below or by Ragdale phone: 847.234.1063. VIP tickets that include priority seating, pre-show hors d’ouevres and drinks are available as well.

Ticket purchasers! 1st: Thanks for the order! 2nd: Please note that no physical tickets are being issued for the event. All names will be on a list at the door.

Thanks for being so coolgle, google!

March 7th—

We’re searching for the right words to express our gratitude for the great and generous Google! We’ll start with thanks!

826National received a whopping $132,531.98 grant from Google to supply many of the chapters with 15 new laptop computers and vertical laptop storage shelves with locks for their student writing labs. The grant also comes with technical support from the local Google teams.

826CHI Prom 2010: Prom Hanks

826CHI Prom 2010: Prom Hanks

March 5th—

826CH’s annual PROM will be APRIL 24th at 8PM at the historic (and easily accessible via public transportation) Pulaski Park Fieldhouse!
The theme of this year’s prom will be inspired by the 2 time Oscar winning super human. Accordingly, the dress for Prom Hanks is second hand formal and/or dress as a person, place or thing that can be seen in a Tom Hanks movie.

Admission includes refillable cup for hooch, food, silent auction, not silent music, and dancing, dancing, dancing.

Must be 21+.

Tickets: $50 at the door.

Package advance tickets: $40 (includes admission and student written book of poems about Tom Hanks). $50 (Includes admission, book, t-shirt).

Our past events have sold out fairly quickly. Be sure to get your tickets fast! As always, all proceeds from the evening benefit 826CHI and our free writing programs for Chicago students!

Questions … write [email protected]


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