OKR Free Book Festival

Support Literacy In Detroit, MI!

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Juneteenth than with hundreds of diverse books! Our Kids Read is partnering for the 2nd consecutive year with the Ford Motor Company Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) Detroit! OKR will bring books and storytellers to the Juneteenth event. Children will also be invited to participate in the Our Kids Read evening remote virtual Reading Buddies program.

Event Partners:

Key Partner

The Detroit Southwest Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) was the first in a global network of community centers Ford Fund operates to help carry out its mission of partnering with communities to move people forward and upward.

The FREC has been a central community hub for the neighborhood for more than a decade bringing nonprofit partners together under one roof to offer critical services and programs. The Center has been a critical gathering place for our partners to deliver services, from a client choice food pantry, legal assistance, income tax preparation, education and job initiatives to hosting cultural celebrations with friends and neighbors each year. And now, free books and storytelling from Our Kids Read!

Our Kids Read is proud to partner with the Ford Fund in this Juneteenth celebration at one of the Detroit, MI FREC centers.

Pick one of two (2) ways to support

OPTION | 1 Give the gift of a book in the virtual book drive
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to access the virtual book drive

Donate one or more books for children to take home with them during this event. Here is a sample of the diverse books that we will be bringing to this event:

OPTION | 2Donate to Defray the 2K event cost
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to Donate

OKR is a 100% volunteer organization but we do pay contract musicians, storytellers and part-time staff. Please donate to support the cost of bring the best event possible to the students we serve.