“I never even thought that I could publish a book.”— Alaila, age 11.
This year's GiveNOLA Day brought unprecedented technical difficulties with the giving platform that made it impossible for Big Class to meet this year's fundraising goals. We were thrilled to get our total up to nearly $3,500 by midnight. However, this is far short of our $12,000 goal for this year.
If you make a pledge to Big Class by 3:30 CT on Friday, May 6, your donation will still count, making Big Class eligible for the Greater New Orleans Foundations lagniappe fund. And 826 National is still matching all donations.
We’ve been putting together an organizational video, and as we’ve been interviewing students, we’ve been blown away by how blown away they are by the experience of becoming a published author in Big Class programs. Enjoy this short teaser of the upcoming video, and please consider making a pledge to Big Class. Your donation, and that $12,000 total, would underwrite our ability to publish books by 1500 young writers like Alaila in the 2016-2017 school year, and will ensure that GiveNOLA Day is a success after all.