The Gift of WITS

Every child has a story to tell. As the largest literary arts organization in Texas and the leader of an international movement for creative learning, Writers in the Schools (WITS) teaches creative writing to 23,000 children and teachers in Houston annually. WITS helps students explore literacy in creative ways, helping to close gaps in achievement and opportunity. Please join our wonderful  supporters and help WITS provide a creative education to more children in our community. A gift of $50 provides a yearlong education for one child, helping them craft the stories of their lives. Your support will make a big difference.

In memory of or occasion:
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Please visit our donation page to choose a different amount or give for a designated cause. 

Sustaining Gifts

A recurring gift to WITS makes a lasting difference.  Please visit our donation page to set up a recurring donation that can be paid over time. In addition to receiving the below gifts, you will be recognized at the Night WrITerS creative writing workshop series for adults.  

  • Supporter | $10 per month – Receive a “Plant a Story” book 
  • Patron | $25 per month – Receive a writer’s survival pack
  • Friend | $50 per month– Receive a limited edition print by John Palmer Art

Matching Gifts

Many companies also have matching gift programs that can double or triple your impact. The WITS Tax Identification Number (also known as Employee Identification Number or EIN) is 76-0338549. 

Other Ways to Give

Arts education programs, such as WITS, are transformative. WITS is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit with high standards for excellence and accountability.  If you would prefer to use another method of payment or would like to discuss investment opportunities, please contact us or mail your contribution to:

Writers in the Schools (WITS)
1523 West Main, Houston, TX 77006
phone: 713.523.3877 | fax: 866.793.4865 | email us

On days when I observe the remarkable capacity of school children to open themselves to art without judgment, or to write about art with no restrictions, a connection with the universe seems conceivable, maybe certain. Thanks for your support of this singular program. It elevates us all.

-Karl Kilian, the Menil Collection