Supporter of the Month

Care to meet the generous people and businesses whom we’ve honored as 826michigan Supporters of the Month?

WednesdayApril 2014
One thing we’ve noticed after two years of our Supporter of the Month program is how often we find ourselves writing about how grateful we are to be in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and now Detroit. Our Supporters of the Month have been businesses, individuals, and fellow nonprofit organizations — and what unites them all are their contributions not only to what we do here at 826michigan, but also to the quality of life in this area generally.
Through that lens, there’s really no topping the Ann Arbor District Library. Sure, we’re proud Ann Arbor-ites inclined to love our library no matter what, but the Ann Arbor District Library is just objectively a great library. With five branches, programs ranging from story hours to video game tournaments to book discussion groups, and a huge selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and musical instruments (like a theremin!) to check out, the library really does have something for everyone.
As individuals, we at 826michigan appreciate having the downtown branch of the library right around the corner from our office. As an organization, we can’t really overstate how much we appreciate the support we’ve received from the Ann Arbor District Library over many years.
The library has partnered with 826michigan in many important ways — we certainly can’t leave out our annual robot-costume-building workshop in anticipation of Festifools — but perhaps the most significant is our current partnership. We’re very pleased to announce that several of our most recent major publications, including 2013′s All I Could Do Was Look Up and perennial favorite Don’t Stay Up So Late, are now digitally archived and available for instant download to AADL cardholders! At 826michigan we’re all about helping our students experience the magic of publishing, and this is the magic of publishing in a whole new way.
We sometimes, in more grandiose moments, fancy ourselves to be warriors for literacy. If that’s the case, then the Ann Arbor District Library is the BEST ally we could imagine — an ally that clearly has our back and (we hope) will for many years to come.
TuesdayMarch 2014

826michigan is proud to be a member of The Arts Alliance, a county-wide organization working to create an environment where culture and creativity can flourish and the arts are accessible to all. The Arts Alliance says of its work, “We’re an assembly of organizations and people just like you who believe…

MondayFebruary 2014

From our perspective, there’s always been something a little bit magical about Literati Bookstore. From the day (a year ago now!) that we learned there was a new store coming to our block, to the day we learned it would be a BOOK store, to the day we first set foot…

ThursdayJanuary 2014

Painting the Town: January’s Supporter of the Month is Kayj Michelle of Community Rebirth! We at 826michigan may be best known for our love of writing and reading, but when it comes down to it we’re great admirers of all sorts of creative expression — music, design, theater, visual art,…

SundayDecember 2013

A few months ago, we were pleased to find a Google alert leading us to this article about our 2010 publication, Don’t Stay Up So Late: Bedtime Stories by Children, For Children (written by students at Ypsilanti’s Erickson Elementary School). Don’t Stay Up So Late has long been a favorite…

SundayNovember 2013

Here We Go A-Wafeling: November’s Supporter of the Month is The Wafel Shop!   This reporter distinctly remembers one fine day in the 826michigan basement, when our Executive Director Amanda Uhle came running downstairs and shouted, “GREAT NEWS! THERE’S A WAFEL SHOP OPENING NEXT DOOR!” At the time, we knew…

WednesdayOctober 2013

We hope you have heard about our upcoming fundraising dinner/autumn picnic in Detroit, Sweater Weather. (If you haven’t heard, it’s on October 19 at 7pm and it will be great! You can get tickets right here: What you may or may not know is, this is actually Sweater Weather…

ThursdaySeptember 2013

We’re pretty sure Jeremy Peters has invented the 30-hour day. Or that he has a Harry Potter-style Time Turner in his arsenal. How else to explain his seemingly endless list of efforts and accomplishments? Jeremy is the Director of Creative Licensing and Business Affairs at mega-cool record label Ghostly Songs,…

SaturdayAugust 2013

We here at 826michigan are fortunate enough to share a town with the University of Michigan. UM brings us more, and more impressive, volunteers than we can count: from PhD students who lend their science and math knowledge to our tutoring programs to Residential College undergraduates who bring creative prompts…

TuesdayJuly 2013

It’s the Month of the Designer and we’re honoring our many friends in the design and visual-arts community. One of those friends is Print-Tech, a commercial printing company based right here in Ann Arbor. We have used their services to print several large and important projects, including invitations for our…

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