Desert Island Supply Co. is creating student poetry, performances, and publications.
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patrons

$1,049
per month
The Desert Island Supply Co. works alongside students as they develop the creative tools they need to explore and document their worlds.
Tiers
Castaway
$1 or more per month 16 patrons
We are so grateful to be stranded with you. As a Castaway, you’ll receive our newsletters and public posts. 
Island Poet Laureate
$3 or more per month 34 patrons
You love words and words love you. You’re now supporting the Poem of the Week initiative, which sees us hanging a new risographed poster-sized poem all over our Woodlawn Writers Corps schools each week. At this level, you receive access to our newsletters and public posts, plus a digital copy of each Poem of the Week.
Navigator
$5 or more per month 29 patrons
You are never lost. Your imagination is your compass. You are supporting our high-energy, weekly Comic Club, which explores the world of comics and attracts some of our most imaginative students. Thanks to you, they’ll get more comics, more materials to make comics, and more conversations with creators of comics. At this level, you receive our newsletters and public posts, a digital copy of each Poem of the Week, plus access to our Comic Club Gallery.
Stargazer
$10 or more per month 30 patrons
If you look through your telescope on a clear night, you might see the Putnam Poetry Stars, a crew of exceptional middle school poets who perform live shows at DISCO and throughout Birmingham. Help them take their poetry from the page into the studio and onto the stage. Stargazers receive everything from previous tiers plus a copy of our annual Putnam Poetry Stars chapbook and early access to each episode of the forthcoming Putnam Poetry Stars podcast, which will feature live readings and interviews with our poets (available once we achieve our $1,000/month goal).
Friend of the Squid
$25 or more per month 10 patrons
A giant squid looks over our explorer-themed learning center. It sees you and is waving a tentacle of admiration in your direction. As its friend, you are now supporting Squid Inc., our publishing imprint, and you get everything from the previous tiers plus a copy of our annual Woodlawn Writers Corps poetry anthology and a professionally designed, poster-sized risograph of our Poem of the Week (suitable for framing). 
DISCO Baller
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
You are amazing. You get us. You sparkle like a disco ball and you make us want to dance. For this, you get everything in the previous tiers plus an annual shipment of unique DISCO products from our store, curated especially for you by us! (to be shipped in December)
Voyager
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
You are a visionary helping us to discover new frontiers of giving and opportunity for our students. You have a heart as big as a whale, and your generosity is more abundant than all the grains of sand from every desert island around the world. For your kindness, we will immortalize you through epic tales. You will receive all available benefits, plus we will collaborate with students to make you an annual, personalized, one-of-a-kind gift made with every ounce of talent, gratitude, and DISCO magic. It will be your favorite artifact.  
Goals
$1,000 – reached! per month
When we reach $1000 per month, we'll start a monthly podcast featuring student poets of the Woodlawn Writers Corps.
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The Desert Island Supply Co. works alongside students as they develop the creative tools they need to explore and document their worlds.

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Tiers
Castaway
$1 or more per month 16 patrons
We are so grateful to be stranded with you. As a Castaway, you’ll receive our newsletters and public posts. 
Island Poet Laureate
$3 or more per month 34 patrons
You love words and words love you. You’re now supporting the Poem of the Week initiative, which sees us hanging a new risographed poster-sized poem all over our Woodlawn Writers Corps schools each week. At this level, you receive access to our newsletters and public posts, plus a digital copy of each Poem of the Week.
Navigator
$5 or more per month 29 patrons
You are never lost. Your imagination is your compass. You are supporting our high-energy, weekly Comic Club, which explores the world of comics and attracts some of our most imaginative students. Thanks to you, they’ll get more comics, more materials to make comics, and more conversations with creators of comics. At this level, you receive our newsletters and public posts, a digital copy of each Poem of the Week, plus access to our Comic Club Gallery.
Stargazer
$10 or more per month 30 patrons
If you look through your telescope on a clear night, you might see the Putnam Poetry Stars, a crew of exceptional middle school poets who perform live shows at DISCO and throughout Birmingham. Help them take their poetry from the page into the studio and onto the stage. Stargazers receive everything from previous tiers plus a copy of our annual Putnam Poetry Stars chapbook and early access to each episode of the forthcoming Putnam Poetry Stars podcast, which will feature live readings and interviews with our poets (available once we achieve our $1,000/month goal).
Friend of the Squid
$25 or more per month 10 patrons
A giant squid looks over our explorer-themed learning center. It sees you and is waving a tentacle of admiration in your direction. As its friend, you are now supporting Squid Inc., our publishing imprint, and you get everything from the previous tiers plus a copy of our annual Woodlawn Writers Corps poetry anthology and a professionally designed, poster-sized risograph of our Poem of the Week (suitable for framing). 
DISCO Baller
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
You are amazing. You get us. You sparkle like a disco ball and you make us want to dance. For this, you get everything in the previous tiers plus an annual shipment of unique DISCO products from our store, curated especially for you by us! (to be shipped in December)
Voyager
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
You are a visionary helping us to discover new frontiers of giving and opportunity for our students. You have a heart as big as a whale, and your generosity is more abundant than all the grains of sand from every desert island around the world. For your kindness, we will immortalize you through epic tales. You will receive all available benefits, plus we will collaborate with students to make you an annual, personalized, one-of-a-kind gift made with every ounce of talent, gratitude, and DISCO magic. It will be your favorite artifact.