You Can Support Pongo


Pongo Publishing (aka The Pongo Poetry Project) welcomes your donations. We are a nonprofit, volunteer-based program, and we operate VERY efficiently. [The young writers and adults pictured above are from a wonderful Pongo-inspired writing project at Friends of the Children, a mentoring organization.]

Please make checks payable to “Pongo Poetry Project” and mail them to:

Pongo Poetry Project

153 14th Ave, #5

Seattle, WA 98122

To make a contribution online, click the yellow “Donate” button on the right hand side of this page. 

Pongo runs writing and publishing projects inside juvenile detention centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and other sites. Pongo also encourages, trains, and supports Pongo-inspired projects that serve youth around the country. Many of Pongo's teen authors have suffered childhood traumas -- but personal writing makes a difference for them.

  • It allows the young people to write about their feelings with candor and with less shame.

  • It allows them to look at their circumstances analytically.

  • It allows them to practice self-expression and engage in a dialogue about their experiences.

  • It allows the youth to feel creative and proud.

And Pongo’s authors learn that writing can be a way to respond to their memories, anger, and sadness, without getting caught up in self-destructive feelings or behaviors.

The Pongo Poetry Project is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to Pongo are tax deductible as allowed by law.