Pongo Celebrates 25 Years

Pongo Community,

Thank you for making Pongo’s 25th Anniversary such a memorable occasion. From Richard’s heartfelt toast to Naomi’s moving reading and stories of Pongo’s impact, it was a truly special evening. If you want to relive the festivities, you can find a recording of the event right here on Youtube.
And because of your tremendous outpouring of support, our campaign to establish the Richard Gold Visionary Fund was a roaring success. We asked you to help us raise $1,000 for every year of Pongo’s journey and you brought us across the finish line. We are proud to share that YOU raised $25,800 for Pongo’s therapeutic poetry writing programs serving marginalized youth in detention centers, psychiatric hospitals and beyond.


The following feedback, from a Pongo youth author at the Children and Family Justice Center program site (formerly King County Juvenile Detention), exemplifies the impact your donations will support:
It makes me express my feelings in a way that I never have before.

Your contributions will help Pongo offer youth a crucial vessel for expressing their grief, and unburdening themselves of the tremendous emotional weight they carry.

Thank you to each and every one of you for your love and support. We’re incredibly grateful for the Pongo community and it’s the reason we’ve reached this milestone.

Here's to 25 more.
With Gratitude,
The Pongo Poetry Project



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