Rx for Reading Detroit

82% of $150,000 goal
This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT
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An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous Friends of Rx for Reading Detroit matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $6,000
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Rx for Reading Detroit is a nonprofit literacy initiative sponsored by University of Detroit Mercy. Since 2014, we have distributed over 220,000 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 Metro 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 basic principle that 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. We have partnered with over 100 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 Donate button to make a donation of any amount. You can make your gift in honor or in memory of someone by indicating that in the 'Your Message' box on the second page of the donation process.

Your gift can have an impact in the following way:

$20: Purchases 30 brand new childrens books

$65: Purchases 100 brand new childrens books

$350: Sponsors a Free Community Library

$500: Sponsors a Head Start Reading Program for one semester

100% of donations are used to support children's literacy and all donations are tax-deductible. Any associated administrative or processing fees are not deducted from your gift to the program.

Gifts can be made using Venmo, ApplePay, GooglePay, PayPal and all major credit cards.

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Since 2014 we have distributed over 220,000 books to kids in our community! Your gift of any size has an immediate impact—no fees, no overhead. And right now your funds are matched by an anonymous donor, up to $6,000! 

 Give the gift of reading this holiday season.

180 days ago by Judy Wernette
We are so excited!

We are so excited to have distributed over 200,000 books to kids in our community! Each book represents the gift of imagination and opportunity. Help us keep going by making a donation of any size. 100% of your gift is used to support children’s literacy—no fees, no overhead. And check out our latest match from an anonymous donor up to $5,000!  

561 days ago by Judy Wernette

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