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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WednesdayFebruary 2017

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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 list. They’re packed with gems, friends. Midwestern Gothic was already on on our list of journals to enjoy, and overtime has catapulted to our favorites category for their incredible investment in our students as well.

cover art for tell me how it was anthologyIn early 2015, Midwestern Gothic helped us to publish a special edition title, Tell Me How It Was: An Anthology of Imagined Michigan Histories, with students at Ann Arbor’s Scarlett Middle School. The entire book design and layout was managed by our friends at Midwestern Gothic and they sold the book directly through their retail channels. (It’s a cool collection that is still very available HERE: http://midwestgothic.com/2011/01/tell-me-how-it-was-an-anthology-of-imagined-michigan-histories/).

Since then, Midwestern Gothic has continued to be supportive of 826michigan’s work with an even more direct investment of 15% of ALL SALES from each of their titles for an entire month! Yes, friends—Midwestern Gothic donated fifteen entire percent of their entire sales to 826michigan from December 20, 2016 through January 20, 2017. Talk about happy endings and marvelous beginnings! Such generosity is simply invaluable and we deeply appreciate it.

If this is the first time you’ve ever heard of Midwestern Gothic, we encourage you to head over to your favorite independent bookstore and pick up a copy of the latest issue. (You can also pick it up online: http://midwestgothic.com/). It’s a literary gem that takes the art of writing seriously, and believes in making tangible investments in community, too. We know you’ll love it.

Thank you, Midwestern Gothic, for your tremendous support!

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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…

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TuesdayNovember 2016

We’ve been talking about it a lot lately, but we’re so thrilled to have finally opened the Detroit Robot Factory!e It’s been eleven years in the making and we are bursting at the seams in anticipation of the many students who will join us soon to craft the next generation…

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SaturdayOctober 2016

October 2016 will forever stand as one of our favorite months in the entire history of 826michigan because it’s the month when we FINALLY got to cut the ribbon to the Detroit Robot Factory! It’s no secret that we’re thrilled about it, as evidenced by our talking about it HERE,…

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ThursdaySeptember 2016

The Detroit Public Library is an invaluable resource for the entire region, providing books, educational programs, and community events, to all who enter its doors. Of the twenty-two Branch locations across the city, 826michigan is privileged to have offered programs at five of them—Campbell, Franklin, Redford, Skillman, and the Main….

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MondayAugust 2016

Inside 826michigan’s writing and tutoring lab on Liberty Street, The Lunch Room makes mouths and hearts water. It’s because the inviting eatery serves up a bountiful portion of community giving along with its delectable vegan fare. Last month, for five Saturday night dinner services in a row, restaurateurs Phillis Engelbert…

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FridayJuly 2016

Stroh’s. For most, the name calls to mind the spectacular beer dynasty that was founded in Detroit in 1850 and operated for more than 100 years. For 826michigan though, it invokes thoughts of an artist and author who has decided to use her creative gifts to make a tangible impact…

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FridayJune 2016

With great joy, we celebrate and acknowledge the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs! Their grant programs and awards to 826michigan have helped make our free writing and publishing programs possible for school-aged students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA)…

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SundayMay 2016

  826michigan is able to offer free writing and tutoring programs to more than 3,200 students across Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit because of the tremendous generosity of individuals and the enthusiastic support of businesses throughout all three communities. Alley Bar is one such business. This year, Alley Bar has…

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