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Welcome to Our

Give Words Campaign

$82,146 raised of $125,000 Goal

The mission of our Give Words Campaign is to, through community donations and sponsorships, strengthen the Community Literature Initiative’s efforts to provide quality education to support emerging and underserved writers in realizing their dream of publishing a book.

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Our goal is to raise $125,000 before February 24th  to support all three of CLI’s programs, including the publishing classes, the Sims Library of Poetry, and World Stage Press.


This campaign will culminate in a special showcase at the library. Sponsors will have reserved seats for in-person attendance and all donors will receive a link to view virtually.

What You’re Supporting

Funds raised for the CLI publishing classes will go towards student scholarships.


Funds raised for the Sims Library of Poetry will support our community programs and help us extend our hours of service into the evening, so that more school-aged children and teenagers will be able to access the library.


Funds raised for World Stage Press will support the expansion of our book publishing team, helping us create quality books for students and community members.

How to Support

Please join our efforts by donating to our cause below. Hiram Sims, Executive Director, has personally kicked off the campaign by donating $1,000. Our heartfelt hope is for other supporters to join him.


You can also support us by visiting CLI’s Sims Library, which houses the largest collection of poetry books in all of California!

Support Our Programs

Every donation will bloom a writer's dream.

See below for sponsorship levels with benefits starting at $250.

The Sims Library of Poetry may be supported through monthly giving as well.

Join Us as a Sponsor

*All sponsors will be included on the Give Words webpage, as well as receive a bundle of bookmarks and a year-long subscription to the Sim Library of Poetry Newsletter (print and digital).


Thanks to Our Sponsors


Community Literature Initiative is a 501c3 organization.
Donations are tax-deductible. EIN: 47-3601335

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