We give back.
We have donated $8105 since we began.
Though TWS’ goal is primarily to teach students how to write, our team wanted to optimize our impact. The fees we charge for our classes are donated to local non-profit organizations to further make a change in our community.
TWS donated $310.11 to the CDF Freedom Schools.
CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment through a research-based and multicultural program model that supports K-12 scholars and their families. They utilize, high quality academic and character building enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, and resources to aid in nutrition, physical health, and mental health.
TWS donated $287 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide through local chapters in all 50 states.
TWS donated $318.93 to EmpowHERment.
EmpowHERment, Inc. is a Charlotte, NC based non-profit organization committed to empowering girls and women to be leaders through mentorship, talent development, and advocacy. Mentoring programs pair girls in 6-12 grade in Charlotte and the surrounding areas with a supportive one-on-one mentor in their community. Mentors commit to helping their mentee build a talent development portfolio and advocacy platform through a 12-month EmpowHERment curriculum.
TWS donated $525 to LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast.
The LGBTQ Center of Cape Fear Coast, formerly known as the Frank Harr foundation, provides programming, advocacy, and outreach for the LGBTQ+ community and allies in southeastern North Carolina.
TWS donated $670 to VT Seva.
VT Seva (Volunteering Together for Service) is a volunteer driven global non profit organization. It was registered as 501(C)3 non-profit organization in USA in 2008. It’s Sister Organization ‘Vikasa Tarangini ’(VT) established in India in 1992 has been rendering yeoman services with more than 75,000 active volunteers. It is also active in England, Australia and Tanzania. In March, this organization fundraised for the Indian COVID crisis.
TWS donated $575 to Red Canary Song.
Red Canary Song is the only grassroots Chinese massage parlor worker coalition in the U.S. There are over 9000 workplaces like these across the country with no political representation, or access to labor rights or collective organizing. Anti-trafficking NGO’s that claim to speak for migrants in sex trades promote increased policing and immigration control, which harms rather than helps migrant sex workers. They also organize transnationally with Asian sex workers across the diaspora in Toronto, Paris, and Hong Kong.
TWS donated $550 to Note in the Pocket.
NITP provides clothing to students identified by various schools and social service agencies in Wake County. Note in the Pocket works with Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) social workers and case managers from 12 other agencies, including Family Promise of Wake County (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network), The Salvation Army, The Carrying Place, and Communities in Schools, that serve the homeless and impoverished.
TWS donated $420 to Book Harvest
Book Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners.
TWS donated $615 to Alexandria House in honor of the late Naya Rivera.
Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. It provides safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, they also serve our broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for their neighbors as well as residents.
TWS donated $735 to Read and Feed
Read and Feed is an after-school literacy program that provides meals, tutoring and books to children from low-income families in Wake County.
78% of children who attend a Read and Feed program have improved reading attitude or confidence. And teachers say that their discipline improves and the students do their homework.
TWS donated $50 to Leadership Initiatives Team 1073
Funds raised are used to incubate small businesses in Nigeria and community ventures, pay staff to run the program on-site, fund student-created solutions, and invest in training for local leaders and entrepreneurs. Leadership Initiatives uses fundraised money to develop a network of support for actionable change and accountability between our team, the Leadership Initiatives staff, and the community stakeholders we work with.
TWS donated $652 to the Frontline Foods
Frontline Foods aims to support local restaurants that have been impacted by shelter-in-place measures while feeding healthcare workers during the global pandemic.
They’ve partnered with World Central Kitchen (WCK), a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization led by chef José Andrés. All donations made in connection with this project are tax‐deductible and funds raised by Frontline Foods go directly to feeding frontline workers through local restaurants in communities across the country.
TWS donated $424 to the Lebanese Red Cross
Explosions rocked Lebanon’s capital on August 4. The blasts injured more than 6,000 people and claimed about 200 lives. The Lebanese Red Cross is providing aid integral to the people in Beirut.
TWS donated $424 to the American Red Cross benefiting Hurricane Laura victims
Hurricane Laura devastated east Texas and Louisiana, and people are still suffering. The Red Cross is on the ground, working closely with partners to provide emergency lodgings, food, water, relief supplies, and other support for people whose lives have been turned upside down.
Dozens of service sites are available across the hardest hit areas, and every day, thousands of people are visiting these sites to get water, food and emergency relief supplies. The Red Cross also has teams of volunteers circulating through accessible neighborhoods to assess damage and provide food, water and snacks.
TWS donated $450 to Common Cause North Carolina
For 50 years, Common Cause has been working to build the democracy we all deserve. They have been on the front lines, holding people accountable and ensuring that our government answers to the American people — and nobody else.
TWS donated $350 to Wake County Black Student Coalition
The WCBSC is a local advocacy group led by students of color from Enloe High School. They strive to be a voice for the Black students that are being silenced in Wake County and work to amplify those voices, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to accomplish great things, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
TWS donated $736 to Smart Start & North Carolina Partnership for Children
Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally-recognized initiative to ensure that every child reaches his or her potential and is prepared to succeed in a global community. Smart Start helps working parents pay for child care, improves the quality of child care and provides health and family support services in every North Carolina county.