UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY via Crowdrise
December 28, 2014
BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
RX for Reading Detroit supports children's literacy, one book at a time.
Reading is one of the most powerful tools we have for promoting healthy childhood development and long-lasting educational benefits. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends daily reading as a key part of a healthy childhood.
RX for Reading Detroit works to expand access to high-quality children's books and support families in reading with their children.
Reading proficiently by the 4th grade is the single most important predictor of high school graduation and a successful career. Research has proven that having access to books improves reading performance and children’s attitudes towards reading. RX for Reading Detroit distributes new and gently used children's books to kids and community partners in Detroit.
How can you help?
All donations to RX for Reading are tax deductible. ALL financial donations are used to purchase new books for kids in our community.
1) Donate Online in less than 2 minutes. You will receive an email confirmation and tax receipt!
2) Write a check to University of Detroit Mercy with "RX for Reading" in the memo line. Checks or cash can be mailed: RX for Reading Detroit; University of Detroit Mercy; 4001 W. McNichols Drive; Detroit, MI 48221. Include your contact information so that we can send you a tax receipt by email or mail.
3) Donate new or gently used books to be distributed in our community. Books can be delivered to an RX for Reading student coordinator or faculty coordinator Mary-Catherine Harrison.
Our Amazon Wish List allows you to purchase books and other materials that will be shipped directly to RX for Reading at University of Detroit Mercy.
Literacy is social justice. Join us!