$1,177.50
$1,500
Benjamin Law Story Factory
Benjamin Law
$1,177.50
$1,500
Story Factory
Benjamin Law
Benjamin Law

Benjamin's page has now expired

1120 days ago, Benjamin created this page in support of Story Factory .

With the help of Pen to Paper Challenge 2016, Benjamin gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 26 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $1,177.50.

My Story

In 2008, the US writer Dave Eggers gave a TED Talk about a workshop he started in San Francisco, where passionate readers, writers and volunteers banded together, turned a shopfront into a pirate store, while making the back end a free-for-all writing centre for local kids. Since then, similar grassroots writing centres for young people have popped up around the world.

Sydney's is Sydney Story Factory, known to outsiders as the Martin Embassy. I'm one of dozens of volunteers who help Catherine Keenan—Australia's Local Hero for 2016—and the Sydney Story Factory Team teach hundreds of kids writing exercises that improves communication, builds confidence and demonstrates the importance of their own stories. Many kids are Indigenous, a lot speak English as a second language, and all of them have the best ideas. We need your help in getting them out there.

So please help me support Sydney Story Factory by hitting the 'Give Now' button. Even $5 is awesome. In return, I promise I'll write Series 2 of SBS's 'The Family Law' in record time, ready for 2017.

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Pen to Paper Challenge 2016

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This September writers of all varieties are committing to putting their pens to paper to keep the creativity pumping at the Sydney Story Factory. They're challenging themselves to sit down and WRITE and asking friends and family to sponsor them.
Want to sign up someone UNDER 16? Please click on "Continue Reading" to see important info.
We've already blitzed our original target! Amazing! So we're going higher, with a big bold stretch (gulp) to $30,000. Will you help us get there? $30,000 will guarantee no fewer than 600 places in one of SSF's signature book making or robot bird poetry workshops for marginalised children. Thanks for your support!
Are you registering a young writer under 16? Call the page your child's name. Then all other details, including date of birth, need to be your own to create a fundraising page on Everyday Hero (you have to be over 16 to be able to fundraise). If you have any problems at all email debbie@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Thanks again!

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Pen to Paper Challenge 2016

Pentopaper logoset online01 2

This September writers of all varieties are committing to putting their pens to paper to keep the creativity pumping at the Sydney Story Factory. They're challenging themselves to sit down and WRITE and asking friends and family to sponsor them.
Want to sign up someone UNDER 16? Please click on "Continue Reading" to see important info.
We've already blitzed our original target! Amazing! So we're going higher, with a big bold stretch (gulp) to $30,000. Will you help us get there? $30,000 will guarantee no fewer than 600 places in one of SSF's signature book making or robot bird poetry workshops for marginalised children. Thanks for your support!
Are you registering a young writer under 16? Call the page your child's name. Then all other details, including date of birth, need to be your own to create a fundraising page on Everyday Hero (you have to be over 16 to be able to fundraise). If you have any problems at all email debbie@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Thanks again!

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