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Race to 1000 Donors Campaign!

Since 2018, Burst Into Books has been committed to rebuilding our village through the arts, advocacy, educational and family programming. Each year, we have created and provided programming that allows families access to high quality support. Our goal is to continue to design spaces in which the stories of participants can be heard. Also, host events and programs that are representative of the neighborhoods we serve. Last, provide support and resources to help enhance literacy skills.


We invite you to join our “Race to 1000” donors campaign! Through your monthly investment in our organization, we are able to continue to consistently provide literacy-based programs. We are asking each donor to make a monthly investment of $25 or more. 

Below we have listed the initiatives that your donation will support us in. 

Monthly Book Club Sessions

Community Events

Community Garden & Farmers Market

Commercial Building Renovations

Literacy Support

  • Over 200 participants since 2018

  • 40+ guest authors at book club sessions

  • Donations will support programmatic fees

  • Financial assistance for readers

  • Helps support free quarterly community events: Q1 - Black History of Chicago Family Celebration 

  • Q2 - Juneteenth Family Festival

  • Q3 - Words of Wonder Literary Festival

  • Q4 - Holiday Community Giveaway

  • Provides support for costs associated with community events (i.e. author storytimes)

  • Over 40 community events hosted since 2018

  • Free books available at all events for attendees *Over 10,000 books distributed since 2018

  • Assist with costs associated with maintenance of the garden

  • Provide support for families with purchasing produce at farmers' market

  • Instructional classes on gardening and healthy eating

  • Help with build-out of commercial building for programs and services

  • Aid in structural repairs to ensure the longevity of the building

  • Support beautification projects within and outside 

  • Enlarge community bookstore space and commercial kitchen

  • Serve as a shared space for other community organizations

  • Financial support for academic support

  • Aid in purchasing supplemental materials to help assist students

  • Support for parents’ and educators’ workshops

  • Help with purchasing culturally relevant books and materials

  • Free reading level testing

  • Writing and illustration workshops

Here are some photos of the activities conducted by Burst Into Books that your donation will support us in. 

International Partner

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Children Inspired Evolution is a registered 

Non-Governmental Organisation, which was formed in May 2020. It was created to promote equal access to education for vulnerable children.

Their mission is to educate, empower, and change the mindsets of the children and youth in Lufwanyama, Kalulushi, Kitwe (Zambia) and beyond.

Connected to our 1,000 donors campaign, we will be able to use portions of the funding to send them boxes of books each quarter of the year to support their mobile libraries. 

Join the Race to 1000 Donors Campaign now!!



Be A Volunteer!

We have opportunities for volunteers! Join us in our mission to rebuild the village through advocacy, art, educational, and family programming.

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