It’s that time of year again!
As a member of the QWF community, you can really take pride in what our Writers in the Community (WiC) team accomplished last year. Under the superb leadership of program coordinator Sarah Haggard, our team of talented writer-facilitators presented 15 ten- and eleven-week writing workshops in nine different community organizations or schools in Montreal, Dorval, Lachine, Laval, and the Laurentians.
In all, we worked with 158 at-risk young people in groups small enough to really have an impact. We also piloted a fantastic new “product”: instead of a zine, one of the workshops, under the fabulous leadership of writer-facilitator Chris Masson, created a gripping professional-quality podcast!
Last year we surpassed our goal of $15,000 and raised $18,724.80 thanks to the generous members of the QWF Community!
This year we are aiming to raise $19,000 in support of the 2020 Writers in the Community Program.
How can you help?
Continuity is important to the young people we work with, so we try to run projects at each of our partners twice a year, but almost none of our partners are able to make a financial contribution to the program. We raise most of the money we need from foundations and public funders, but it’s not enough. Fortunately, the QWF community has been extraordinarily generous since we launched our first Pyramid campaign in 2011; each year our members have contributed a significant proportion of the funds that help us to finance the Writers in the Community workshops. Last year we raised well over $18,000, and this year we’re aiming for $19,000. We’re counting on you to help us reach it. That may seem like a lot, but we know it’s possible. Here’s one way we can do it:
- 55 “Count me in!” donations of $30
- 77 “I can do more!” donations of $50
- 45 “I sold my book!” donations of $100
- 14 “I have a real job!” donations of $500
- 2 “Angel” donations of $1000
Simply click on the “Donate Now” button below and select “Writers in the Community Program” from the “Fund/Designation” dropdown menu. Or, you can send a cheque to:
Quebec Writers’ Federation
1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3
Westmount, QC H3Z 2X4
Be sure to include your address so we can mail you your tax receipt, and let us know how you’d like your name to appear when we acknowledge your gift.
QWF is a registered charity, and all donations are tax deductible.