Shop Amazon and Support Your Redford Library!
Support the Library by shopping Amazon through our website! Click on the secure Amazon link shown above, shop the Amazon site as you normally would, and a percentage of your final purchase price will be donated back to the library. Yes, it's that simple! These funds will go to purchasing more materials for the Redford Library. There is no extra charge to you for shopping through our website so please bookmark this page and help our library grow!
Would you like to support the library AND make sure that your favorite magazine remains a part of our collection? You can do both by joining our "Adopt-a-Magazine" program. You select a magazine and pay for a one or two-year subscription; the magazine can also be donated as a memorial. We will acknowledge your donation with a special magazine cover. Look for "Adopt-a-Magazine" forms in the magazine area or at the Adult Reference Desk.
Kroger Community Rewards
Shopping at Kroger can now benefit your Redford Library! To get started, all you need is a Kroger Plus card, available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Visit Kroger.com and select "Sign in" or "Create an account". Once your account has been activated, make sure you are logged in and click on the "Account Settings" tab on the left side of the page. Select "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the list of options. Click on "Edit Kroger Community Rewards" and enter the library's number: 90838. Select "Redford Township District Library" from the list of Organization names and click on confirm. The library name should now be listed in the Community Rewards section of your "Account Settings". To continue earning rewards for the library, you must re-enroll each year during April.
Remember, you must swipe your Kroger Plus card, or use the phone number associated with your card, at the register for each purchase to count. Thank you for helping our library grow!
Dick Scott Automotive Donation Vouchers
Dick Scott Automotive Group provides an easy way to support your Redford Library! Whenever you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, print out a Donation Voucher from the link below and shop a Dick Scott Automotive Group location first! When you find your vehicle, simply present your voucher at the time of purchase. Once the sale is complete, the Redford Library receives a check for $100!
Dick Scott Donation Voucher
Frances Carpenter Endowment Fund for the Redford Township District Library
A remarkable woman, Frances Carpenter went back to school at the age of 65, earned her bachelor’s degree at the age of 72, then came to work at the Redford Township District Library in 1989. For many years, Frances was the “voice of the library,” calling to let patrons know when reserved items were available to pick up. In 2010, Frances retired at age 94, still sharp, active, and much-loved by patrons and staff alike.
Frances passed away in April, 2012, but her legacy lives on through the Frances Carpenter Endowment Fund for the Redford Township District Library.
This endowment fund was established in Frances’ honor on her 90th birthday in March, 2006. Funds donated by her family, friends, and the Friends of the Redford Township District Library initially seeded the endowment, which has since received ongoing donations from many people. Making a contribution to the endowment is a fitting way to honor Frances, as it will give back to the library she loved for years to come.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan holds the endowment (www.cfsem.org). Its monies are securely invested with a large pool, earning optimal dividends. As the fund grows, the Community Foundation gives the Library an annual grant of funding to support its mission.
Making a gift to the Library in this way may qualify donors for the best charitable income tax deductions. (Please check with your tax advisor.)
To contribute to the fund, please make your check or money order payable to Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan with a note in the memo field referencing Frances Carpenter or the Redford Township District Library. Your donation may be dropped off at the Library to the attention of the Director, or mailed to:
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
333 W. Fort St., Suite 2010
Detroit, Michigan 48226-3134
You will receive acknowledgements from both the Community Foundation and the Library.
To give online to our endowment fund, please visit the Community Foundation’s secure online giving page. Select the radio button next to “Agency endowment funds” and you will find "Redford Township District Library" listed alphabetically in the pop-up box. You will be receipted by the Community Foundation, who will alert us of your gift.
We extend a heartfelt thank you to our generous donors. Your contributions to this fund ensure ongoing support for the Library well into the future.
Questions? Please contact:
Lisa Hoenig, Director
RedfordTownship District Library
25320 W. Six Mile Road
Redford, MI 48240
Become a Giving Reader!
- Shop at GivingReader.com for books, audio books, DVDs and music.
- Choose the Redford District Library to benefit from your purchase.
- Instead of taking a discount on your order, as you might elsewhere, that portion of your purchase is placed in an account for your library to use to buy more product.
- You will be charged 80% of the suggested retail price for each item, and the remaining 20% will be donated to your designated public library.
- If there is an additional amount you would like to contribute to your favorite public library, there is a simple way to do so on each order.
- You will receive an e-mail confirmation for each order, including the amount paid for the purchased items, the amount you contributed to the library, and the total amount billed to your credit card.
- We try to keep all current titles in stock. These titles should ship quickly.
- Older titles are specifically ordered to fill customer requests. These titles should ship in ten days.
- Future Release titles will be shipped when available from the publishers.
In these times of tight public funding, your contribution will allow your public library to increase their product purchases for their patrons, and you will be making a tax deductible* contribution to a truly worthy cause.
Enjoy your shopping experience.
* Ask your accountant if this deduction is appropriate for you.