Supporter of the Month

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

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FridaySeptember 2017

 

Born and Raised Detroit Foundation is our volunteer of the month.

The Born and Raised Detroit Foundation is a marvelous group of native Detroiters who, living locally but also in other US cities and abroad, have remained committed to supporting initiatives that contribute to building a stronger community and positive way of life throughout Detroit. Their idea to begin a foundation to invest in positive, impactful Detroit projects came about amongst a group of friends in 2010 and to date, the BARD Foundation has funded grants of more than $225,000 to nonprofits in the city.

Delightedly, 826michigan’s Detroit-based programs benefit from the generosity of the BARD Foundation. In 2017 alone, we were granted $7,500 to support our creative writing Field Trips for six classrooms, reaching 150 Detroit public and charter school students. Our field trips are quite special and we’re always interested in the ways we can share the experience with even more young writers.

Each field trip guides students on an engaging and surprise-filled journey designed to build students’ confidence in writing. In many of them, not only is there an opportunity for students to solve a mystery or defeat our cranky publisher Dr. Blotch, every student writes and illustrate their own books in one morning—and leaves with a copy of said book in hand.

Now that we’re embarking on a new school year in just a few days, there was little to consider when choosing who to recognize as we prepare to welcome an entirely new group of students into TWO fully-functional writing and tutoring labs for the 2017-18 school year. We are tremendously grateful for the support from each of our donors, but space this month is specifically set aside to appreciate the Born and Raised Detroit Foundation. Thank you, BARD, for investing in our students!

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FridayAugust 2017

There’s nothing like a slice of pizza to make writing fun and delicious—and Domino’s Pizza has filled so many happy young writers’ tummies throughout the school year and this summer through our Family Writing Labs. In fact, Domino’s has donated nearly two dozen pizzas for each Family Writing Lab event!…

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FridayJuly 2017

826michigan serves thousands of students across the region. Last year, we reached nearly 4,000 young writers in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit—before the Detroit Robot Factory even opened. Having now completed five months of full-time service across TWO 826michigan centers—–Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair and the Detroit Robot Factory—–it…

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ThursdayJune 2017

  One of the best things about running an 826 chapter in southeast Michigan is our proximity to the wonderful Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. In addition to fresh, locally-sourced, endlessly mouthwatering foods, Zingerman’s offers top-notch professional development through ZingTrain, and regularly gives back to the local community through community partnerships….

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SaturdayMay 2017

Love and light—those are the two words that come to mind when we think of Juan Martinez. His art is magical and his spirit overflows with warmth and kindness. We’re super fans. In our estimation, Juan is quite simply, a hero. With some specifics, our Executive Director Amanda Uhle would…

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TuesdayApril 2017

This April, we celebrate the Galens Medical Society for its much needed and substantial contribution to transportation funds in support of our Field Trips program. The Galens Medical Society has existed for more than a century to not only bridge the gap between medical students and medical faculty, but to…

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ThursdayMarch 2017

Friends, we are overjoyed to honor the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation as this month’s Supporter of the Month. There are several reasons why of course, but it is especially timely to recognize their contribution to our work in the heart of winter tutoring season. Most notably, the Michigan Masonic Charitable…

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WednesdayFebruary 2017

It may be easy to assume that 826michigan’s community is filled with fans of literary journals. That assumption is totally correct. There are several this writer reads frequently, particularly because literary journals are the keepers of incredible writing by many authors who are mere steps from hitting the NYT bestsellers…

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MondayJanuary 2017

There are few better ways to begin a new year than to say THANKS SO MUCH to those who offer us their invaluable support. To kick off 2017, we want to send out a rousing cheer to the Yelp Foundation for its gift of $3,000 to 826michigan! It’s a gift…

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ThursdayDecember 2016

So much of 2016 has been a celebration of the outstanding growth into which 826michigan has expanded—thanks in part to the consistent and enthusiastic support of friends like you. To end this action-packed year, we could think of no better Supporter(s) of the Month to honor than all who pitched…

Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255