204,354 books…and counting!
Rx for Reading is a non-profit children’s literacy initiative sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy and housed in the Department of English and College of Liberal Arts and Education. 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 2,000 children’s books a month with the help of our community partners, including low-income health, dental and WIC clinics, homeless shelters, Head Start and Great Start programs, community centers, churches, and local schools. 100% of donations are used to purchase new books and free community libraries.
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.
Help Us Raise the Next Generation of Readers and Leaders, One Book at a Time!
Rx for Reading Detroit is sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy and housed under the university’s 501c-3 non-profit status. 100% of donations are used to purchase books and free community libraries. All donations are tax deductible.
Find out more:
- Our Blog profiles recent Rx for Reading events and initiatives.
- Our Clinic and Community Library Initiative works to promote reading as part of a healthy childhood by placing free libraries in community organizations that serve children and families.
- Our Head Start Partnerships pair college students with preschoolers to help model a lifetime love of reading.