$14,025 raised from 221 donors
Goal: $16,000 from donors
Write Around Portland


Since 1999, Write Around Portland has been changing lives through the power of writing by running a creative writing and publishing program in prisons, shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, hospitals and other social service agencies.

Bottom Line for Portland

This past year, Write Around Portland provided 48 creative writing workshops free of charge for 531 adults and young people who have the least access to arts. Ninety-four percent of participants reported improved confidence and a stronger sense of community due to their participation.


To celebrate Write Around Portland’s 20th anniversary, Hotlips Pizza is hooking you up with a free slice for all gifts $20 or more!

“A nonprofit with a mission to create space for people to be with themselves and others…I think there is no better investment in humanity.” —Julia Matakis, Write Around Portland featured writer

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