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Start Lighthouse 2020

Start Lighthouse fosters lifelong literacy through a two-generational approach.

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Project Description

As we look to 2021, we are committed to redistributing book wealth and helping children in the South Bronx community grow their libraries. Since launching our fundraising campaign on Giving Tuesday, we've raised $2,740. Your contribution and support make our work possible. We're continuing our efforts to raise $3,500 by January 4.

Start Lighthouse was founded by a team of passionate and dedicated individuals who envision a community where literacy and destiny are not defined by a zip code. Start Lighthouse supports life-long literacy through a two-generational approach. We create access through customized literacy kits, literacy programming with a racial justice lens, and fundamental community workshops for families. 
 

Customized Literacy Kits: Our customized literacy kits are designed to build students’ home libraries and foster their sense of ownership. We provide books that are inclusive, diverse, and culturally responsive. It is so important for students to have access to stories that reaffirm their respective identities and stories. Along with the books, we include bilingual comprehension guides and reflective activities that correspond with each of the books.

Little Woke Activists: Start Lighthouse’s “Little Woke Activists” cultivates a safe space for students to join together to stand up against injustice. We begin by teaching students how multifaceted their own identities are so that they can begin building relationships and creating connections between themselves.

Mentorship Panels: We host monthly workshops for families pertaining to literacy and empowerment within the community. Through our online workshops, families are provided an opportunity to learn more about a particular topic from community members.    

 

We are New Yorkers. The Bronx is a major Borough of New York and yet is often forgotten. Despite being located in one of the most expensive cities in the nation, it is one of the poorest districts in the Nation. We want to provide support for the residents of the South Bronx, New Yorkers.

We aim to redistribute book wealth and help those children in the South Bronx community grow their libraries and provide their caregivers with the skills set and tools to strengthen their own community. We aim to help our communities and for many in the South Bronx who view books as a luxury item, we hope to bridge that discrepancy.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Is Start LightHouse a non profit? 

Yes, we are a 501c3 organization awaiting our tax exemption status. 

Can I volunteer? 

Yes, send us an email with your interest and a copy of your resume to info@startlighthouse.org

For more inquiries please email at info@startlighthouse.org 

01/04/2021
Sponsor 2 Literacy Kits for Grades K-5
$100
Ted Cohen
12/31/2020
Sponsor 2 Literacy Kits for Grades K-5
$300
Rawan
12/31/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Edie Shipler
12/30/2020
Sponsor 2 Literacy Kits for Grades K-5
$100
12/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$450
Lemoine Joseph
12/25/2020
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades K-5
$50
Arjun
12/24/2020
Brand-new culturally responsive books
$25
Calyiah
12/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$30
Cecilia
12/23/2020
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades K-5
$60
Dan Duminuco
12/20/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

19 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Brand-new culturally responsive books
  • Handwritten note and praise from our team members
22 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades K-5
  • Personalized Thank You Letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
15 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades 6 -8
  • Personalized Thank You Letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers 
0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Sponsor 2 Literacy Kits for Grades K-5
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
10 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Sponsor Entire Classroom Literacy Kits
  • Opportunity to connect with Executive Director of Start Lighthouse
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

19 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Brand-new culturally responsive books
  • Handwritten note and praise from our team members
22 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades K-5
  • Personalized Thank You Letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
15 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades 6 -8
  • Personalized Thank You Letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers 
0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Sponsor 2 Literacy Kits for Grades K-5
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
10 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Sponsor Entire Classroom Literacy Kits
  • Opportunity to connect with Executive Director of Start Lighthouse
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
0 Supporters
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