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Support Split This Rock for Do More 24 on June 8!

Image of Do More 24 logo including the words Do More 24, One Day, Our Community in shades of red, orange, and blue.

Do More 24™ is a DC area movement spearheaded by the United Way of the National Capital Area that brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference. Through focused online giving on June 8, 2017, Do More 24 provides the opportunity for people to create solutions to our region’s most difficult social challenges by determining which issues matter most to them and channeling their funding towards tackling those problems.

Help Split This Rock Do More! Donate Today & Sign Up to Be Part of Split This Rock's Thunderclap to help us spread the word!


Split This Rock, through its national reach, provides opportunities that amplify the voices of DC-area poets, bring nationally acclaimed poets and poetry to the region, connect DC poets, educators, and activist groups to valuable resources; and connect the DC-area to national and international social movements fueled by the larger literary community. With your tax-deductible donation, we are able to:

  • Host Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, DC’s premiere poetry event and the only one of its kind in the country highlighting poets working at the intersection of the imagination and social change;
  • Present two regional youth poetry slam festivals (Hyperbole and Louder Than a Bomb-DMV Teen Poetry Slam);
  • Provide a platform and development opportunities for young poets, such as Split This Rock's award winning DC Youth Slam Team and Ushindi Performance Tribe;
  • Offer workshops, open mics, readings, and other events open to people of all ages, often at little to no cost;
  • Foster opportunities for poets to participate in creative activism for social justice and peace;
  • Support the growth and voices of teen poets by placing extraordinatory adult artists serving as Teaching Artists in area schools at no cost to schools;
  • Offer DC area teachers free lesson plans that make poetry an engaging and relevant part of their curriculum;
  • Engage with local activist groups, connecting them to passionate poets willing to support their work;
  • Celebrate and award the outstanding work of poets combining poetry and activism; and
  • Provide resources that inform and inspire poets, equipping them to play an active role as public citizens.

Will you invest in the power of poetry today?

Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Visit Split This Rock's Do More page to learn what a gift of $24, $48, $124, or more can do!

Donations can be pre-scheduled beginning May 25 at the #DoMore24 website

DONATE ANYTIME on June 8 between 12 am and 11:59 pm!


Be Part of Split This Rock's Thunderclap for #DoMore24! Sign up by June 8, 8:50 am!

What is a Thunderclap? It's a new social media tool that allows people to post to Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr all on the same day at the same time. Sign up & help to maximize our #DoMore24 message!

Simply visit click the link below and choose "Share on Twitter", "Share on Facebook", or "Share on Tumblr" and the message below will be posted on your social media page(s) on June 8 at 9am!