Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawing! We are deeply grateful for your support of our free student programming at 826 Valencia.





Congratulations to our lucky winner, Paul Krygowski!

While we are no longer selling tickets, we’re always accepting donations online, at the pirate store, or by post. Come by anytime to stock up on our latest student publications, as well as eye patches, peg leg oil, and all your pirating needs.


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826 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6–18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.