When you make a contribution to 826michigan, you’re directly improving the lives of local school-aged students. Our programs help students succeed in school and in life. Donors make that possible.

Whether you’d like to contribute one lump sum, distribute your gift into monthly installments, or give annually on your birthday, we’ll take care of the legwork. And whether it’s $10 or $10,000, every cent will be deeply appreciated and used judiciously. Here are your options:

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Mail a check or money order to: Judy Tipton, Development Director, 826michigan 115 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.


How will your donation impact 826michigan and our students?

Here are a few examples:

$50 Pays for the bare bones supplies for one week at 826michigan: pens and pencils, lots of copier paper, markers, erasers, and staples.

$100 Covers one afternoon of hands-on homework help for dozens of students in 826michigan’s popular after-school tutoring program.

$500 Funds a two-hour workshop session on anything from writing comic books to college-entrance essays. Class sizes are small and each student receives individual attention on their work.

$1,000 Allows an entire second grade class to experience our signature Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip. Here students are given a unique learning experience that is both rigorous and fun, collectively writing a story and experiencing the elements of storytelling first hand. Each student returns to school with their very own unique book.

$2,500 Covers the cost of one summer partnership in which 826michigan interns develop and teach original creative writing curriculum to students in need through summer camps and other programs.

$10,000 Funds our annual signature book project in an under-resourced public school, including everything from training the volunteers to enter the classrooms to copyediting, designing, and printing a hardcover book of the students’ original writing, released to the public at the end of the school year.

If you have any questions about your donation, please email Development Director Judy Tipton at Donations are typically acknowledged within about two weeks and are not anonymous unless the donor specifies as such. 826michigan’s Federal Tax ID is 20-1963960. You can also visit our profile on for more information.

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Download a copy of 826michigan’s 2019 Year End Letter here.

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115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
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1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
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