1712 E Riverside Dr., Ste. 56, Austin, TX 78741 – 512 554 9560
DEAR Indie, Inc. is a 501.c.3 non-profit volunteer-based organization in Austin that works diligently with its partners to get books into the hands of Title 1 schools, family shelters, and select public libraries.
DEAR Indie is committed to providing assistance for the foundational knowledge and skills that allow children and young adults to be curious, confident and successful learners. In partnership with the Texas Association of Authors, Texas Authors Institute of History, Literacy Texas, local and statewide businesses, families, schools, and communities we sponsor reading programs during our literary festivals where students are encouraged to participate.
Our dedication to literacy over the past five years was honored this year by the Texas Legislative Senate & House of Representatives. In addition, DEAR Texas/Indie has proudly awarded over $25,000 in books to Title 1 Schools and Libraries.
Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Indie relies on sponsorships to fulfill our efforts during local and statewide literary festivals which take place throughout Texas and the country each year. Sponsorships and volunteers are vital to our success.
Events & Program:
DEAR Literacy Program: The events below help us raise money to get books into Title 1 Schools & Libraries. Over the past four years, we have donated over $25,000 in books, a far cry from the need that continues to exist.
Book Festival Network: Produces several book festivals in the state of Texas in smaller communities that do not have access to book stores. We bring authors to the locations to introduce the reading community to them and encourage reading.
National Authors Day: A day set aside to celebrate all types of authors. A parade/march will be held in the city selected for that year. Then, authors, readers, and family members gather to listen and learn from each other, while also having the joy and convenience of shopping in an on-site bookstore.
Super Readers: (Wish List Item) This is a long-term program designed to show children and young adults that by reading through their lifetime, they can, in fact, become their own Super Hero. We do this through a fun comic book series showing our four characters fighting crime and having fun with knowledge gained from reading, and In some instances, with special abilities. This gives children a short, simple, fun read while learning. You can learn more about these characters on our website.
The form attached has the sponsorship levels listed. We hope we can count on you to help us continue our growth and outreach across Texas and the country. We look forward to your call to discuss how we can best promote you in one of our sponsorship levels and to answer any questions you may have.
B. Alan Bourgeois
Title and Presenting Sponsorships Local and Statewide:
$25,000 – Super Reader Title Sponsor
Title Sponsor will be recognized at two events produced by Dear Indie, Inc., including local event items noted below, full-page ad on printed material, 8 complimentary tickets to any of our events (where applicable). As a Title sponsor, you will receive a VIP gift from DEAR Indie
$10,000 – Committed Reader Presenting Sponsor
Local event items included. As Presenting sponsor, you will be listed as Presenting Sponsor on one event produced by Dear Indie, Inc. This includes 4 complimentary tickets (where applicable). Sponsor is given an option to host a table/booth to promote their business and activate attendees accordingly.
$2,500 – Book Nerd
Includes local items, event listing in the program book and marketing material during special programs, includes 2 tickets to one of our events (where applicable), verbal recognition at the event.
$1,000 – Fanatic Reader (Local event)
Local event items included, logo placed above the Reading Partner logo, verbal recognition at the event.
$500 – Reading Partner (Local event)
Contact information and logo on the event website. Logo on all event material.
All Sponsors receive placement on event website page along with a brief ‘info’ statement and link to their company webpage and includes a logo on the event banner.
We appreciate your consideration of one of our levels of Sponsorship. Please complete the form here to properly process your sponsorship.
DEAR Indie Inc., 1712 E Riverside Dr., Ste. 56, Austin, TX 78741