For our February community outreach initiative, the CWRU English Department is collecting funds to purchase books for Reach Out and Read Greater Cleveland, a local affiliate of a national organization that promotes early childhood literacy through pediatrician visits. To also address our departmental goals of inclusion and diversity, we plan to use donations to purchase books written by a diverse collection of writers, with an emphasis on writers of color. We have a wish list of books ready to go — now we just need your help! To support our effort, please visit our secure giving page, https://english.case.edu/support/giving/ and click the link to donate using a credit card. From there, you will have the option to choose a designation from a drop-down menu: please select “English Department Community Outreach Initiatives.” All funds collected by the end of February will be used to buy books for this project. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our wish list, please reach out to Mary Assad (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for any and all support!