Donations to our Literacy Partner Program “Authors Under Construction” gladly accepted.

EWI took it’s literacy commitment with Harms Elementaty to the next level in 2015 and collaborated with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project, to co-sponsor the “Writer in Residence” program. This program arranges for local authors to visit the school once a week to work with the children as they learn how to write creatively. At the end of the school year, their work became an anthology book which was published through InsideOut (see picture below).

This is an amazing program and through the year with the support of our member firms, we were able to sponsor 85 children, giving them an opportunity to learn how to write stories and poems. As powerful as this program is, a program requires funding. Would you like to be a part of it?

Please consider donating to the Authors Under Construction program. All levels offer you and your employees an opportunity to spend time with the children in a classroom if you so choose.  You would be welcome to join in special projects, parties, and/or our upcoming Year End Honor Awards program – being a reader and thereby encouraging a love for reading in these children. In addition, all donation levels will recieve the FIRST book of poems authored by the students of Harms Elementary during the 2014/15 school year  – “Fireworks”.

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The first book by student authors at Harms Elementary in Southwest Detroit

** Donations of any amount are gladly accepted. ** 

Donation Levels:

Adopt a School / $11,000+: One full year of the InsideOut model for the school, which includes the Writer in Residence, all creative supplies and materials, and a literary magazine

Adopt a Classroom / $4,000: Full program to one classroom of 32 children

Publish a Book / $1,000: Publishes the school’s literary journal

Adopt a Student/ $500: Provides one (1) student with a full year of 25 sessions

Creative Supplies & Materials / $100-$300: Provides supplies and materials for one classroom


Friendship Donation/ $25-$99 / Provides you with knowing you are making a difference

Best Seller Book (we think so) $10 / An anthology of the children’s writings

Donate Today!

Click on the button below to donate by Paypal or Credit Card. Contact Renea at to donate by check.

Please note that 100% of your gift will help fund the Authors Under Construction program at Harms Elementary in Detroit.

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