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Start Lighthouse's 2021 Projects

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

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2021

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.

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.    

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

How will I receive my rewards?

In order to receive your reward, we will need your mailing address. Please include this information during check-out. We will also be sending out a survey to collect your address from you so keep an eye on your inbox.

For more inquiries please email at info@startlighthouse.org 

Winny
03/02/2021
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades K-5
$50
Jacklin Sailo
01/17/2021
Sponsor 2 Literacy Kits for Grades K-5
$100
Jason Terrell
01/16/2021
Sponsor a Literacy Kit for Grades 6 -8
$95
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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25.00 USD
Brand-new culturally responsive books
  • Handwritten note and praise from our team members
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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
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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 
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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
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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

0 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Brand-new culturally responsive books
  • Handwritten note and praise from our team members
0 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
1 Supporter
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 
1 Supporter
Select this reward
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
1 Supporter
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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