DEAR Texas, Inc. is a 501.c.3 non-profit volunteer based organization in Austin Texas that works diligently with its partners to get books into the hands of Title 1 schools, family shelters and select public libraries.
DEAR Texas 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 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 two years was honored this year by the Texas Legislative Senate & House of Representatives. In addition, DEAR Texas has proudly awarded over $20,000 in books to Title 1 Schools and Libraries.
Drop Everything and Read Texas (DEAR) rely on sponsorships to fulfill our efforts during our local and statewide literary festivals taking place throughout Texas each year. Sponsorships and volunteers are vital for our success.
Title and Presenting Sponsorships Local and Statewide:
$25,000 – Super Reader Title Sponsor
Title Sponsor will be recognized at two events produced by Dear Texas, Inc., includes local event items noted below, full page ad on printed material, 8 complimentary tickets to any of our events (where applicable). Title sponsor will receive a VIP gift from DEAR Texas
$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 Texas, Inc., 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 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 website. Logo on all event material.
For other none profits and small businesses, we do offer sponsorship programs at the rate of $250 or $100. Please contact us directly to arrange a level program that best works for you.
All Sponsors receive placement on event website page along with a brief ‘info’ statement and link to their company webpage and includes logo on the event banner.