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Dawn A
Buckeye Road
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the project

After seeing the effects of adult illiteracy in my neighborhood firsthand, I decided to start Comics at the Corner. Comics at the Corner seeks to put relatable and visually appealing forms of literature in as many hands as possible by way of culturally relevant comic books featuring characters of color. The success of the project last year lead me to realize that the work is not done and more people in my neighborhood want to know about these characters. 

the steps

  • Purchase the comics
  • secure distribution locations
  • put literacy in the hands of my neighbors

why we're doing it

The success of last year's project allowed me to purchase over $1,700 worth of comic books and to see the interest in the characters from community members from every age group. Unfortunately, the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood has the city of Cleveland's highest illiteracy rate, above 90%. I've witnessed the effects first hand, conversely, I've also witnessed the impact of putting something relatable and enjoyable in the hands of the people and to see their faces light up because of it. 

My goal is to keep putting comics in the hands of as many people in my community as possible. I believe that even if a person can't read the words on the page they can follow the visual cues in the pictures. I also provide them with a low barrier brightly colored resource guide if people want to know where their local library is and or where they can get help learning how to read. 



Comic Books $1,000

Resource Guide Printing $150

Masks for Distribution $100 (Custom superhero-themed reusable masks for distribution day volunteers)

Support for Volunteers $150 (Gift cards or hygiene care packages)

Bags for comics $100

Supplies/bag stuffers $426.44 (snacks, wipes, hand sanitizer, stickers)

TOTAL RAISED = $2,132.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $106.60
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $63.96

Comic Books $900

Resource Guide $150

Snacks and bags $150

ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $67
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $40
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $1,342


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