Our donors over the years have been mostly individuals, who aren’t parents or alumni of the urban schools we support. The money contributed over the years has helped change the lives of students we’ve worked with in the South Bronx, over 90% of whom live at or below the poverty line. That support helped Bronx Letters create its Writer-In-Residence program and Bronx Loaf student writers’ conference. It has supported school newspapers, literary magazines and poetry slams, and sent hundreds of students on overnight college trips, camping in the Berkshires, and to take college-level classes at Berkeley in California. Several kids from the South Bronx have also visited places like London, Thailand, Senegal and Peru, and studied at prep schools like Exeter and Milton.
How Individuals Can Help
- Volunteer at a school – Tutor or mentor young students, serve as a moot-court judge, participate in a College Application Workshop.
- Attend and/or volunteer to help with FFL’s fundraising events – Galas, Golf tournaments, 5K runs, Literary Salons, and friendraisers.
- Connect the Foundation for Letters or a school with other potential partners, donors and volunteers.
- Support and get to know students by attending school events such as plays/musicals, poetry readings, sporting events, etc.
- Donate an auction item, books for our students, or in-kind services such as photography, videography, printing, etc.
- Make a Donation to the Foundation for Letters.
- Join FFL’s Board of Directors or the Advisory Board of a school.