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Join the Shipmates Society!

We appreciate that a lot of you support our young writers year after year. We created the Shipmates Society to recognize you generous land lubbers. Everyone who gives $100 annually will automatically become a member of the Shipmates Society, no seafaring experience required. Membership benefits for monthly donors are based on their total annual giving.

Members that give $250 or more will receive the following benefits:

Lookout – $250+

  • Acknowledgment on 826 Valencia website and in our Annual Report.

Rigger – $500+
The above, plus:

  • Invitations to 826 Valencia Quarterly book release parties, where young authors read their original work aloud and sign copies of their published books. Juice and cookies included.

Sailor – $826+
The above, plus:

  • Invitation to the Young Authors’ Book Project release party, where high school writers read their nationally published work aloud.
  • Acknowledgment in the printed book.
  • Copy of the Young Authors’ Book.

Helmsperson – $1,000+
The above, plus an additional benefit to be announced soon!  

Boatswain – $2,500+
The above, plus:

  • Private tour of 826 Valencia at your request.

Ship’s Master – $5,000+
The above, plus:

  • Invitation to a dinner with fellow 826 Valencia supporters, featuring special guests, or an invitation to a Storytelling & Bookmaking event.

First Mate – $10,000+
The above, plus:

  • Complimentary Sailor-level membership for the friend or associate of your choice.

Captain – $25,000+
The above, plus:

  • Private Storytelling & Bookmaking event for adults or children (up to 20 guests) at your request.

Ready to come aboard? Give today.