Get Involved


826 Valencia’s student writers grow and thrive thanks to the generous support of our donors. How will your donation impact 826 Valencia? Here are some concrete examples:

  • $50 Buys two new chairs for our writing lab. With an average of eighty-five students visiting our center every day, our chairs get a lot of use and must be replaced regularly.
  • $100 Helps to pay for the bare-bones essentials for one week at the writing center — paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners.
  • $200 Buys ten packs of binding strips for our book binding machine. 826 honors our student writers’ hard work by producing high-quality publications.
  • $500 Pays for a two-hour workshop session on anything from writing comic books to college-entrance essays. Class sizes are small and each student receives individual attention on their work.
  • $1,000 Allows a class of elementary school students to experience our signature Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip. Here students are given a unique learning experience that is both rigorous and fun, collectively writing a story and experiencing the elements of storytelling first hand.

Whether it’s $20 or $20,000, every last cent will be hugely appreciated and put to good use. 826 Valencia’s tax ID # is 04-3694151.


Donate online

Make a onetime or monthly donation online. It’s easy to do and helps us enormously.


Donate Stock

Gifts of long-term appreciated stock or mutual fund shares are an easy way to make a contribution to 826 Valencia.

Benefits include:

  • Income tax savings – for securities you have owned for longer than one year, you can take an immediate income tax deduction.
  • Capital gain tax savings – avoid capital gain taxes you would have incurred had you sold the stock or mutual fund shares.

Prior to transfer, notify 826 Valencia with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Number of shares
  • Name of stock or fund

826 Contact Information

Allyson Halpern
Development Director
826 Valencia
826 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
415-642-5905 ext. 202

Brokerage Account Information

Morgan Stanley
DTC# 0015
One Sansome St., 38th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94104
Attn: Denis Roy, SVP
Account Name: 826 Valencia
Account # 164121740


Donate by mail

Mail a personal check or money order to:

826 Valencia — Donations
826 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110


Drop off your gift

Stop by the Pirate Store any day between the hours of 12 and 6 p.m. Pick up some Scurvy Begone while you’re at it.