In the spring of 2012, WDET teamed up with Operation: Kid Equip on a project called Books For Kids. WDET members helped us raise enough money in 8 days to buy over 22,000 books for local kids in need. Over the summer, we worked with 13 nonprofit and neighborhood organizations to get the books into hands of kids throughout Metro Detroit. This is the story of those books and their impact.
Thank you to our members & the organizations that helped make this project possible:
City of Eastpointe
Yusef Shakur's Backpack Giveaway
Urban Network Cafe & Community Center
Judy Shelton of Backpacking for Success
Camp Michitanki - U of M camp for children with organ transplants
Evergreen/Lahser 7/8 Community Council
Homes for Black Children
COTS - Peggy's Place
Central CME Church
Matrix Human Services
Henry Ford Hospital - Wyandotte
Mt. Clemens Schools
Green Brain Comics
Learn more at wdet.org/booksforkids/.