Help spread the word: our campaign is extended till January 30th!


Students from M.S. 302 in Longwood, the Bronx, visited Word Up on Tuesday with the City Year program, to select books for their classroom library, which we’ve helped build from donations.

This afternoon, with still a little ways left to go before meeting the target for our Word Up Community Bookshop Para Siempre campaign by today’s deadline, we heard news from Indiegogo that they will extend our campaign till January 30th! This extension will give us more time to try to reach our stretch goal of $40,000, which includes—in addition to all our earlier stated goals—funding to expand Story Time for Kids to select weekday mornings, expanding our hours in general; funding the Spanish-language portion of a library that a Word Up volunteer is building at New York Psychiatric Institute; fulfilling various classroom library requests from uptown and Bronx schools; laying the groundwork for further sustainability; and so much more!

Thank you so much for all the support you’ve shown our volunteer-run bookshop and arts space thus far! We are on firmer footing each day thanks to you.

Now that we have this special opportunity to go further, we would love your help in spreading the word about the campaign. We know many of you have already contributed, and your contributions can inspire others to do the same. And for those who aren’t in a position to contribute but would love to help, there are surely other people you know who would be interested in Word Up! Please let them know about our campaign by sharing it:

And for those who haven’t looked at the campaign page in a while, note that we have posted LOTS of additional perks: a Word Up recipe zine, music lessons, photo walks, curated book lists, local author books, spoken word tickets, and the Shepard Fairey/Antonio D’Ambrosio poster Let Fury Have the Hour. . . . We’re sure there will be even more popping up on the page between now and January 30th.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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