Our Mission

138,572 books and counting!

Rx for Reading is a non-profit children’s literacy initiative sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy.  Our mission is to expand access to high-quality children’s books and support families in reading with their children. Since 2014 we have distributed over 2,500 children’s books a month with the help of our community partners, including low-income health, dental and WIC clinics, homeless shelters, Head Start programs, community centers, churches, and local schools.


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$20 purchases up to 30 brand new children’s books.

We do not solicit donations from businesses or homes; please donate only through our official Giving Site or by check (see Donate tab above).


OUR BELIEF is that literacy is social justice.

OUR MISSION is to expand access to children’s books and support families in reading with their children.

OUR VISION is to help eliminate the opportunity gap by ensuring universal access to age-appropriate reading material.

OUR COMMITMENT is to raising the next generation of readers and leaders in our community.

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Help Us Raise the Next Generation of Readers and Leaders, One Book at a Time!

 


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Rx for Reading Detroit is sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy and housed under the university’s 501c-3 non-profit status.  All donations are tax deductible.

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