At Written Word Media we believe that reading is a fundamental human right. That’s why we chose to partner with Book Harvest. 61% of America’s low-income children are growing up in homes without any books. Book Harvest’s mission is to dramatically alter that statistic to the positive. Their goal is to provide home libraries to every low-income child in Durham and beyond, and to demonstrate the benefits that accrue when children in poverty grow up with a wealth of books at home.
In its first four years, Book Harvest placed more than 265,000 donated books in the hands and homes of low-income children in the Triangle; an average of more than a thousand books a week. Written Word Media provides ongoing financial and in-kind support to Book Harvest.
At Written Word Media we believe that black literary representation is important. That’s why we support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. The Hurston/Wright Foundation nurtures Black writers through writing workshops, public readings, writing competitions and an annual awards ceremony. To date over 1,000 writers have participated in their small-group writing workshops.
At Written Word Media we believe that every author deserves a shot. That’s why we partner with the SPF Foundation to provide aspiring students the opportunity to get their indie author careers off to the best possible starts. The SPF Foundation provides four scholarships each year that provide aspiring indie authors with the full suite of resources they need to achieve success. Each scholarship includes Editing, formatting and cover design services, Immersive online marketing training and Promotion of their title to thousands of readers.
As a small business, we feel it’s important to do our part to combat climate change. We may be small, but if enough small businesses take action, that will add up to real impact. Written Word Media has partnered with Green Places to go carbon neutral. Through this partnership, Green Places calculates our annual carbon footprint and proactively offsets our carbon footprint by investing in green projects for a sustainable future.
In addition to our partnership with Green Places, Written Word Media has also joined a growing community of Stripe users committed to carbon removal and scaling technologies to combat climate change. The partnership with Stripe Climate we contribute a portion of every transaction on our site to carbon removal. This provides a meaningful way for our customers to participate in our efforts and propels us from being carbon neutral to being carbon negative as a company.
Written Word Media is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As a part of this commitment, Written Word Media, is a founding member of The Diversity Movement’s new DEI Navigator service. The Diversity Movement is a results-oriented, data-driven strategic partner for organization-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Their team of experts provide a customized mix of online learning, tools, events, and consulting services that help their partners create sustainable culture change and better business outcomes. DEI Navigator is a monthly membership service designed exclusively for small- to medium-sized businesses that are committed to DEI action and results. As a founding member, Written Word Media is able to gain access to The Diversity Movement’s