Feb 2, 2021

Life Journeys Writing and Mentoring Project 2.2.2021 Report

Our Life Journeys Writing and Mentoring Project, funded by generous donations to our GlobalGiving Online Crowdfunding Campaign during June 2020, and now, our GivingTuesday Campaign, held in December, has afforded us much. First, it kept our social and website presence going, even throughout the COVID-19 Global Pandemic of 2020 and into 2021. The nonprofit, the Life Journeys Writers Club, Inc., is still not taking in any revenue, and offering all its LJWG consultations and workshops, free. We have been able to financially provide for several writers to get published. We plan to do more. We gave away incentive literary giveaways to shelter residents, and even gave one writer a brand-new laptop, because that writer has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to learn, write, and a thirst for engagement throughout the project, even while going through hard times.  

Again, we kept those who felt isolated and stressed, engaged by offering virtual one-on-one mentoring check-ins. The GivingTuesday Campaign on December 1, 2020, took us over the halfway mark of our fundraising goal of $20,000. And now, we feel we’re going to make it. Assured by donations, we have been able to prepare for a guest speaker for our February 2021 Season Opener that will mark the nonprofit’s 14 years of service. We will expand our Life Journeys Writing and Mentoring Project to include, not only the visually-impaired but also the hearing-impaired (youth) to encourage them to love reading. And we’ve already begun to work with and mentor two more writers (a husband and wife couple) to bring them to the finish line of authorship. We were also able to pay our employee and purchase a printer for that employee to make the work easier.

All in all, we are very grateful!!!!!  Thank you.

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        The Life Journeys Writers Club, Inc. (our DBA is Life Journeys Writers Guild) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization celebrating fourteen years, serving those passionate about the Literary Arts and making a difference in the world around us. The LJWG serves as an economic and empowerment bridge of access to the Literary Arts and its therapeutic benefits by way of Literary Therapy www.lifejourneyswritersguild.org 240.427.LJWG (5594)

Oct 5, 2020

Life Journeys Writing and Mentoring Project, October 2020 Report

Empower, Engage, Voice, Discover, Heal, Validate
Empower, Engage, Voice, Discover, Heal, Validate

Our Life Journeys Writing and Mentoring Project, funded by generous donations to our GlobalGiving Online Crowdfunding Campaign during June 2020, has gotten off to an invigorating start! Because you gave, the Life Journeys Writers Guild never missed a beat, conducting multiple Writing Workshops each month—even while the effects of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic loomed heavy. We kept those who felt isolated, stressful and who missed mentoring communications to uplift their creative self-expression and voice via writing, learning and meaty discussions. We were even able to render open invitations to those who had not heard of us—yet.

In July, the nonprofit was able to assemble an LJWG Dream Team of amazing, nurturing and passionate professionals to enhance, empower and mentor those who come to us.

In August, The Dream Team, consisting of authors, editors, writer coaches, performing arts directors and therapists, was able to obtain additional training/updates in Mental Health First Aid, thanks to your donations. Also, in August, the LJWG participated in Community Back-to-School Drive-byes to give away school supplies, book bags and even a few toys meant to inspire reading.

In the September/October and October/November issues of Writer's Digest Magazine, the LJWG was able to promote the Life Journeys Writing and Mentoring Project, nationwide.

In October, and upcoming in November and December, 2020, the Life Journeys Writing and Mentoring Project will conduct a series of special writing workshops, and its mentoring, to the visually impaired as well as seek partnerships with several organizations that support those who are disabled. In fact, the two-to-three-hour workshops have already begun. Everyone has a Story!!! Come share yours with us!!!!  

     Please know that the LJWG is a service organization, and these specially designed workshops, aimed to fuel and empower the disabled as well as the general public, are based on person-to-person relationships able to build on trusted and professional interactions. Our most important asset comes down to caring people, passionate in the Literary Arts. And we, at the LJWG, thank you for making all this possible!!!!!

There's Plenty Room to Zoom!
There's Plenty Room to Zoom!
LJWG Back-to-School Drive-by
LJWG Back-to-School Drive-by
LJWG Back-to-School Drive-by #2
LJWG Back-to-School Drive-by #2
Mental Health First Aid, Writing Can Help!
Mental Health First Aid, Writing Can Help!
C'mon on in! Engage and Empower!
C'mon on in! Engage and Empower!

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