We are still glowing from Eat Your Words - what a night!
Thank you to everyone who joined the 826CHI community at the Chicago Cultural Center! We were moved by your belief in 826CHI's mission and deeply humbled by your generosity. Together, we raised over $160,000 in support of 826CHI's tuition-free writing programs. Your philanthropy makes it possible for us to serve 3,500 of students from across Chicago this school year, starting today.
When Luvvie Ajayi shared her journey to becoming a writer, she reminded us why this mission is critical:
"The work 826CHI is doing ensures that young people don't have to doubt their power for such a long time."
Efficacy-building starts early, that's why we encourage and amplify Chicago's youngest writers all year long.
We invite you to continue engaging with our organization by visiting our space, becoming a regular donor, volunteering, and attending events. Your support enables 826CHI to expand our reach to serve even more students in schools and neighborhoods with limited access to literary arts resources.
A special to 826CHI’s Board of Directors, and to the following individuals, volunteers, and organizations that made this event possible:
3 Floyds ● Captivate ● Cards Against Humanity ● Caviar ● Ambrose Holiday of Delicious Design League ● Dusek's● Dyson ● Field Notes ● Flora ● Ira Glass ● Dave Eggers ● Monica Eng ● Luis Alberto Urrea ● Jeff Tweedy ● Girl & the Goat ● Josh Noel ● Library Hotel ● Macy's Culinary Studio ● Meeting Tomorrow ● Parachute ● Steve Dolinsky and Pizza City, USA ● Erik Jones, Lional “Brother El” Freeman, and Sound Voyage ● Chris Quinn and The Beer Temple ● The Gage ● Lanie Bayless and Topolobampo/Frontera Group ● Ketel One ● Acanto ● Bellemore ● Best Intentions ● Big Delicious Planet ● Breakthru Beverage Group ● City Mouse ● Demera ● Dove's Luncheonette ● Formento's ● Goose Island ● GT Prime ● mfk. ● Pan Artesanal ● Parson's Chicken & Fish ● Scofflaw ● Seasons Sparkling ● Swift & Sons ● Virtue Cider ● Alondra (Rose) ● Alondra ● Alpana Singh ● Carmen Gomez ● Halleemah Nash ● Isaiah ● Luvvie Ajayi ● Michaela ● Toni Preckwinkle ● Julia Collins ● Leah Allen ● Jill Manuel ● Alyse Festenstein ● Lauren Fihe ● Tricia Lunt ● Rosemary Lane ● Jeffrey Levine ● Shannon Waldman ● Nikki Lacewell ● Caroline Bilicki ● Rowan Beaird ● Stephanie Malmquist