Introducing Joyful Reads

Joyful Reads is a monthly subscription box committed to marginalized voices and books that reflect the world around us. Although we're in our infancy, we want to get inclusive Young Adult fiction into the hands of teenage readers. Many teenagers desperately crave to see themselves represented in the books that they read, and Joyful Reads wants to provide those teens with books that mirror their experience.
Joyful Reads is the brainchild of writer Kristen Carter. While it's a labor of love, it's also an attempt to diversify the homogeneous landscape of book subscription boxes. And I made a GoFundMe because I need your help!
I need $1,500 to get started. With that I can pay for:
$860 - Website Designer
$200 - Shipping Supplies
$300 - Social Media Coordinator
I need to set aside $860 for our website designer. Also, I need $200 for shipping supplies. Such as boxes, cushioning and tape. I want to ensure that we have enough supplies for the first few boxes. Lastly, I asked for $300 so that I can pay my Social Media Coordinator. It would pay her salary for the first few months. The rest of the money will go into our bank account, which we will use for incidentals in case anything unfortunate happens.


Kristen Carter
Philadelphia, PA

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