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Spelling Bee for Cheaters

Daniel Handler, Lisa Brown, and Shivani Ray look on in profound concentration at 2011’s Spelling Bee for Cheaters

What do two adults dressed like bumble bees, one mustache made of bacon, a vat of homemade chili, and the creators of Portlandia Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen all have in common?

They’re all players in past 826 fundraisers, that’s what. Every year, we need to raise significant funds to pay for our many, always-free programs — and that’s where our local community comes in. Our fundraisers have taken the form of proms, parties, comedy nights, concerts, writing workshops, thumbwrestling competitions, mustache-a-thons, a gala and a spelling bee. Critical funding is raised, folks learn about the important work we do here at 826, and fun is had by all. You are cordially invited to browse our calendar and find an upcoming event that’s right for you.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you or your company would like to sponsor an upcoming event or host an event in our honor, we can arrange a package of sponsorship benefits to meet your needs. Sponsorship levels vary with each event, so contact us to start the conversation.