DONATE TO

THE WORD

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FOR THE COST OF A BOOK HELP US BRING A NEW BOOK TO THE WORLD!
Donate just $15 today
and support a day of mentorship - connect an emerging writer from a marginalized background with an experienced book editor. 

Help us reach our goal of 150 donors at just $15+ and get entered to win fabulous
#MarginsBookstores swag!

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Need ACH information? Email us.

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THE WORD'S PROGRAMMING
HAS GROWN 300%
IN JUST A FEW YEARS


But more than ever we need your help to keep those programs going.

As only 3% of foundation grant dollars go to arts/cultural organizations serving people of color, your donation today is critical to supporting the new spaces for writers, booksellers, & publishing creatives that we as a community are building together.

 

GET #MARGINSBOOKSTORES
GOODIES
WHILE YOU'RE DOING GOOD!


All donations made between now and Dec. 7, 2021 will get:

*Entered to win a #MarginsBookstores Bundle - a tshirt, tote bag + the Margins Bookstores Journal

*Entered to win 1 of 4 copies of the Margins Bookstores Journal


Or help us meet our goal of doubling our Hands-In Club Membership
(see below for all the details) and get:


*Double entered for the bundle and journal giveaways

*All Hands-In Club members at $15+/mo will get a free
t-shirt or tote bag (your choice!)

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More about the Hands-In Club - giving to the Word monthly

All monthly donors receive:

•    A personalized thank-you GIF at the end of your giving year. Just a little something to spark a smile and remind you of the stories you helped shine in this world. 

•    A thank-you in our December Word Monthly newsletter. 

$25+/month donors receive:

•    All the above, plus: 

•    Monthly recommended reads – sent right to your inbox! Searching for your next read from the margins? We got you. Recommendations from our crew at the Word and from our lit community. 

$50+/month donors receive:

•    All the above, plus: 
•    Two free books at the end of a full giving year! Yes, let’s get to reading some of these stories!

 

$100+/month donors receive:

•    All of the above, plus:
•    A special thank-you on our website. 
•    Our monthly writing inspiration newsletter or our monthly equity building newsletter (your choice) to inspire in the ways you need most.
•    A free book every quarter.
•    A Signed free book at the end of a full giving year!

 

$200+/month donors receive:

•    All of the above, plus:
•    A special Word Book Box, with books, giveaways, and goods from local vendors we love made custom just for you, at the end of a full giving year!

 

Interested in giving more?  We’d love to invite you to join our Sustaining Circle. Get in touch to get more information about large and planned gifts. 

More ways to give:

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Use IGive when you shop and support the Word automatically! Yep, just install this little browser plug-in or download the IGive mobile app, choose The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary to support, and shop at the stores you always shop—the store donates a part of your purchase to support us. Yep, home goods, office supplies, and a side of fighting equity. 

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Shop AmazonSmile and choose to support The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary. Delivery and doing good.

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Visit the PayPal Giving Fund to support The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary. All donations made through the Giving Fund will save the Word any payment processing fees!

Donor-Advised Funds:  Donate to The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary through a donor-advised fund. If you have questions or need any tax-related information just reach out to us! 

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Company matches: Did you know that many employers offer to match your charitable donations? If you’re donating, let’s double it by asking your employer about giving too. Let us know if you need any tax-related information! 

Thank you for your support!