Harvard Book Store Gives Back: 826 Boston
Today, your purchases at Harvard Book Store support 826 Boston
December 9, 2012
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
The Gives Back program is a way for the Harvard Book Store to contribute to local organizations during the holidays. On each Sunday of the holiday season, a percentage of in-store and online sales will go to one of our selected charitable organizations.
826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.
Since its founding in San Francisco in 2002 by award-winning author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari, 826 has sparked students’ imaginations. Our programs are completely free for all students and steeped in the simple idea that celebrating creativity is key to engaging and assisting youth. Ultimately, as public schools continue to cut back or eliminate arts programs, we hope that our model offers a sustainable way to replace arts education programming for low-income and under-resourced young people in urban areas.
Learn more about 826 here: http://826national.org/
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes
As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.