Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

Happy gift guide season! 826DC has some new products we’d love to share with your readers. There’s a little something for everyone, and 100% of proceeds benefit our free writing programs and publishing opportunities for DC youth. Readers can shop the full inventory here and learn more about getting involved with our programs here on our website.

For those not familiar:

“826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our 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 we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-school programs, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our 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.”

Full list of thing to support the cause:

Ski Hat — $15
Up your cozy-game with the latest addition to our lineup of 826-branded apparel. No guarantees that the “third eye” will help you see into the future, but we do predict you’ll get MANY compliments on this new ski hat.

Patron Saint of Magic Candles – $6.99
This holiday season, why not pay tribute to the masters? Our unscented wax candles come in three iconic varieties, perfect for the magic history-buff on your list.

Gold/Kohl Soaps – $12.99
A stocking stuffer that doubles as shade? We’re sold. Get everyone on your list exactly what they deserve (*wink*) with these organic, goat’s milk soaps from Beekman 1802.

“Having to Tell Your Mother Is the Hardest Part” – 826DC’s 2017 Young Authors’ Book Project – $15
Praise from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie published in the NYT Magazine: “There was something so clean and pure and true about his writing, don’t you think? Increasingly I find that that’s the kind of thing I want to read.” Our latest student publication makes a perfectly local gift.

Psychic Reader Bandanna – $10

Add hipster flair to your next holiday party outfit with this cotton bandanna designed by local artist Travis Pietsch. We recommend pairing with a crystal ball and giving unsolicited predictions to fellow partygoers on New Years Eve.


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