BENEFITING: 826NYC Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
Founded by Dave Eggers, Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co is the shell company that houses the secret lair where 826NYC operates for the benefit of children all over New York City. For ten years, 826NYC has provided creative writing workshops, drop-in tutoring and unparalleled, Superhero goods for the young people of NYC.
I've been lucky enough to volunteer as both a tutor and purveyor of said superhero supplies and have decided to use my efforts as a wanna-be superhero in pursuit of my second New York City Marathon to raise money for this fine organization. The money raised by my swift (or not-so-swift) footfalls across 26.2 miles of New York City pavement will provide supplies, operational funds, and staff to spread literacy and creativity to thousand of kids.
Seriously, guys. I've seen lots of these workshops go down. These kids legitimately love them. They write original stories, perform original plays, and they even film movies they write themselves.
So, if you're a love of creativity and want kids to put down their phones and pick up their pens, donate to my Marathon training fundraiser for 826NYC!