As many of you know, I'm a little obsessed with Scrabble lately. I'm getting pretty good at it. But not good enough to win a tournament without cheating.
Before I began spending my days glued to the computer "professionally," I was a volunteer tutor at 826NYC, a non-profit, after-school drop-in center founded in California (826 Valencia) by Dave Eggers. While 826 helps kids with all of their homework, the main goal of the organization is to support students age 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.
Great right? A free after-school, drop-in writing lab! Yes! But it costs money to run. That's why I've signed up with my friend Dan(Team: The Prospering Cheaters) for Scrabble for Cheaters, January 19. But it costs us every time we cheat. Plus, we're playing with the likes of John Hodgman and John Oliver (The Daily Show) and Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent), and frankly we want to kick their asses... while raising money for the kids, of course.
Don't you want The Prospering Cheaters to invent a word in your honor ($500) or maybe just buy an extra vowel ($50)? Also, don't you want a tax write-off before January 1?
Donate to the Prospering Cheaters
Learn more about 826NYC
Thanks and happy New Year!