Deep Patrons help kids write and publish their first stories.
“When you teach kids how to tell stories, they have a better chance at everything.”—Sherman Alexie
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli all had patrons who helped them get their start. And now, with your help, deserving young people in Savannah, Georgia can have patrons, too. Deep’s Patrons make a monthly or annual gift to support young writers at a time when they need it most—middle school. You can inspire excellence. You can be a patron.
Choose a way to give
By check: Mail a check to the Deep Center at PO Box 5582 Savannah, GA 31414
Give online: You’ll be prompted to select your gift and frequency. $12 a month sponsors a scholarship for one kid
Sign up and get a free gift!
Just for signing up to be a Patron, you’ll get a Deep window decal to put on your car or anywhere.
Sponsor one scholarship ($12/mo or $144/yr), and you’ll ALSO get a free book!
Sponsor scholarships ($24/mo or $288/yr), and you’ll ALSO get the latest set of (4) books!
Sponsor three scholarships ($36/month or $532/year), and you’ll ALSO choose an original print by our cover artist, YoungJu Kim.
Deep provides every Young Author Scholarship at absolutely no cost to the kids, parents,or schools. Your gift can bring this award-winning program to these talented young authors.
How it works:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a Deep Patron?
Being a “Deep Patron” means making a recurring gift (either monthly or annually). Even a small recurring gift is ver powerful and truly makes you a patron of the arts! Just $12/month (or $144/year) is all it costs to put one kid through the entire semester-long workshop series (including publication!).
How is the money spent?
Your gifts provide scholarships to the Deep after-school writing program. Scholarships fund classroom materials, anthology publication, curriculum development, and (most importantly) rigorous training and continued support for the Writing Fellows, who mentor the kids every week. Click here to learn more about where the money goes.
Do I have to do recurring monthly gifts? What if I just donate once?
Deep Patrons make a recurring online gift, but if you make a one-time donation, we appreciate that support, too, of course! Monthly or yearly gifts benefit both you and Deep; they’re easy and affordable for you, and they provide the Deep program with stable, regular income that helps us recruit our students earlier and plan our workshops more effectively.
Do you really need my help?
YES! We absolutely need your help! As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we depend on the generosity of our community members to make this mission happen. You patronage means that one more student will get to tell his story. Being a Deep Patron doesn’t take a lot of money, but it does make a big difference in a young person’s life.
How do I cancel?
It’s easy! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll cancel your subscription within a week. Or, click go to your confirmation email to click and manager your subscription, and just select “unsubscribe.” (But please don’t!)
Thank you to all of our generous supporters—our patrons and our investors!
Deep Pa•tron /dēpˈpātrən/ n. 1 [Formal] a citizen who believes in our youth, particularly the youth of Savannah, Georgia, and esp. one who signs up to sponsor a scholarship to Deep’s Young Author Project in our local public schools (see PHILANTHROPE) 2 [Informal] a generous person who invests in Savannah’s most precious commodity: our youth 3 [Slang] Believer
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