On September 26, JustUs Partners Foundation honored The Writing Den as 1 of 11 San Diego County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations inspiring healing and helping underserved youth, families, and communities at their virtual Sawubona Gala. We are so grateful for their $1000 grant as well. Click here to see the gala presentation.
We are proud to share The Writing Den’s continued growth and impact in our second year of helping the homeless communicate and (re)connect through the power of handwriting. Read in detail about our 2019 growth, impact & achievements!
The Winter edition of University of Washington Magazine features alumni and Writing Den leaders Kay Stelter and Executive Director Jill Higson for the positive impact our dens have in Seattle, New York, and San Diego. Click here to read the article.
We were grateful for a holiday visit from Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s office. She joined guests and staff for festive writing and greetings at our Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen monthly den on December 11, 2019.
Co-Founder Jill Higson is honored and grateful to be chosen as one of thirteen innovating and inspiring "Soho House Pioneers" by the Soho House in collaboration with RIMOWA. Get to know the work of Jill and other game changers in House Notes November 2019 issue.
On October 28, 2019, The Writing Den opened our second Seattle den at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter and is overseen by Den Leader, Kay Stelter. We are thrilled to partner with UGM, the city’s oldest organization with the mission to end hunger and homelessness. 1,000+ meals are served daily and accompanied by social services for men, women, and children guests.
In our effort to create continued awareness of NYC's homeless issue, we were thrilled Erick Bottcher, Chief of Staff and Wyatt Frank, Council Aide to New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson stopped by our Muhlenberg Library monthly den on October 15, 2019.
The Writing Den thanks for Optimist Club of Coronado for hosting us at their April 25, 2019 meeting. It was a great opportunity to introduce what we do and interface with members of their benevolent organization. Coronado Optimists president Carla Fargo is pictured here with Writing Den Co-Founder Christian Michaels.
Easter Sunday 2019's edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune featured an article about The Writing Den and the work we do. Reporter Gary Warth had the opportunity to interview some of those in need who have benefited from the writing services we offer, click button or link to view article.
On April 17, 2019, the Downtown San Diego Partnership held a luncheon for its new members. The Writing Den is proud to be one of them! We hope to align our mission to connect those in need with their homeless outreach programs. For more about the Downtown San Diego Partnership and the great work they do here, please visit downtownsandiego.org.