Rx for Reading Detroit

$14,560
72%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
146 Donors
101
days left
Project ends on June 30, at 11:55 PM EDT
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Rx for Reading Detroit

Rx for Reading Detroit is a nonprofit literacy initiative sponsored by University of Detroit Mercy. Since 2014 we have distributed over 110,000 new and gently used books to low-income children and families, and Detroit Mercy undergraduates have read with hundreds of preschoolers and elementary students in Detroit. Our mission is to expand access to high-quality children’s books and support low-income families in reading with their children. Our vision is to help eliminate the opportunity gap by ensuring universal access to age-appropriate reading material.

Rx for Reading was founded on the principle that literacy is social justice. Every child has the right to read. Committed to the belief that “it takes a village to raise a child,” our approach is one of community-based collaboration. Rx for Reading has partnered with over 50 community organizations committed to incorporating literacy into their own work for children and families. Our partners include low-income health clinics, Head Start programs, homeless shelters, and churches.

Click on the Give Now button to make a donation of any amount or select one of our "Ways of Thanking You."

100% of donations are used to support children's literacy and all donations are tax-deductible. Follow Rx for Reading on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Good Karma

According to the spiritual principle where actions of an individual influence the future of that individual, you will enjoy a future reward. $0 Fair Market Value.

23 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2018

$25

"A Donation in Your Honor..."

We will email you a personalized certificate recognizing your gift to Rx for Reading in honor of a loved one. After making your donation, please email readingdetroit@gmail.com with the name of the recipient(s) and giver(s) along with an optional personal message (50 word maximum). Sample certificates can be seen here; please specify your preferred design: https://bit.ly/2E9byNU

4 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018

$100

"A Donation in Your Honor..."

We will mail you a personalized certificate recognizing your gift to Rx for Reading in honor of a loved one. Please email readingdetroit@gmail.com with the name of the recipient(s) and giver(s) along with an optional personal message (50 word maximum). We will mail you or your loved one a personalized certificate, printed in color on high-quality card stock. (You can also request an emailed certificate if preferred). Sample certificates can be seen here; please specify your preferred design: https://bit.ly/2E9byNU

1 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018

$150

Sponsor a Little Free Library

Your donation will create a new Rx for Reading Library in a community organization that serves children and families in Detroit. https://rxreading.org/tag/little-free-library/

8 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2018

$300

Purchase/Sponsor a Library

You will receive your own custom built library AND sponsor a library for a community organization in Detroit. Your library will come with your choice of a stand for placement indoors or a pole for planting outside. The library comes unpainted. (Donor must be in the Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor area for delivery). https://rxreading.org/tag/little-free-library

2 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2018

$500

Sponsor a Head Start Program

As a Head Start sponsor you will cover the cost of an Rx for Reading Head Start partnership for one semester, purchasing 180 new books for 18 preschoolers to read, love, and keep. https://rxreading.org/what-happens-when-college-students-and-preschoolers-read-together

2 of 3 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2019
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