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Fundraising Reception
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Iqrama Muhammad, The PEACES Collective, Executive Director

School changes reading program after realizing students 'weren't actually learning to read

  You Are Invited!  

The PEACES Collective is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Community for Action Reception, on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The 3rd, 10215 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, Maryland, 21044.


The Community for Action Reception serves as the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts for our literacy initiative, "SpREAD the Word," enabling us to create meaningful change by promoting literacy and education. It is also an evening of inspiration and celebration of our collective accomplishments toward building thriving communities. Engage in meaningful conversations, enjoy the delicious fare of Next Level Chef, Chef Stretch and dance to the tunes of D.J. Lexi Lex.


Your presence will be a testament to your commitment to advancing literacy in our community. So please join us for a festive and productive evening. Together, we can make a significant impact in promoting literacy and education, fostering a brighter future for all!

Attend the Event

Join us at the event. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of children and families, promoting a love for reading and empowering future generations.

You can purchase a ticket to attend the event by clicking the button below!

Event Partners

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Nuri Muhammad, Chef Stretch

Catering by Gordon Ramsay's Next Level Chef Semi-Finalist.

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Dj Lexi Lex

A Baltimore-raised female DJ and rap artist, blending the beats for our event.

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LaToya Cook, Sheree Harvest Wine

A woman-owned and operated private boutique winery in Maryland

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 A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors For Supporting Literacy

ICLI Rising

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy


Intact Technology

KareFree Travel, LLC

Stephanie Brown Coaching

How You Can Support Our Event


At The PEACES Collective, we believe that the future of communities is shaped by where we choose to spend and donate our money. That's why we are dedicated to using art, creativity, and service to help build thriving communities through economics and education.

Your support can make a significant impact on promoting literacy and education in our community. By contributing to our "SpREAD the Word" literacy initiative, you can help us create meaningful change.

Together, we can foster a brighter future for all. Your donation, even if you can't attend our Community for Action Reception, can make a real difference. Thank you for your support!

Become a Sponsor

Consider becoming a financial sponsor of our event. We have several sponsorship packages with associated benefits. The Community for Action VIP Reception raises funds to expand our literacy initiatives, enhance community libraries, and develop innovative programs for early literacy. We firmly believe that partnering with area organizations like yours can make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.

Sponsorship Levels



  • HARMONY Sponsor logo printed on all marketing material

  • Listing on social media and website as Sponsor

  • (1) event ticket



  • LOVE Sponsor logo printed on all marketing material.

  • Listing on social media and website as Sponsor

  • Business card size, b/w advertisement in program

  • (2) event tickets



  • UNITY Sponsor logo printed on all marketing material.

  • Listing on social media and website as Sponsor

  • Quarter-Page, color advertisement in program

  • (3) event tickets




  • FREEDOM Sponsor logo printed on all marketing material

  • Listing on social media and website as Sponsor

  • Half-Page, color advertisement in program

  • 1 featured social media post

  • (4) event tickets



  • PEACE Sponsor logo printed on all marketing material

  • Listing on social media and website as Sponsor

  • Premier Full-Page, color advertisement in program

  • 1 featured social media post

  • Logo or name to follow the official event logo

  • Verbal recognition during the event

  • Speaking opportunity

  • (5) event tickets


Silent Auction Donor

Consider donating an item for our silent auction. Our silent auction is one pillar of this event, and we believe your contribution would make a significant impact. Your donation will not only help raise crucial fuds but also showcase your commitment to our cause. Whether it’s a product, service, or gift certificate, your contribution will be highly valued and prominently featured in our event.

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About the PEACES Collective

The PEACES Collective, founded in 2018, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to community development and supporting local businesses. The PEACES Collective’s mission is to embrace and promote our heritage as Makers, to help build thriving communities through collective economics and education.

About SpREAD the Word

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SpREAD the Word aims to promote reading, learning, and positive social growth through culturally and developmentally appropriate literacy programming for children and their caregivers. Disturbingly, the National Assessment of Educational
Progress (NAEP) report that only 33% of 4th graders, 31% of 8th graders and 37% of 12th graders in public schools can read at or above proficient standards. For Black students that percentage drops to approximately 16%.


Our SpREAD the Word initiative encourages reading by creating a cadre of volunteers who engage young learners in reading and writing activities. The initiative offers a series of integrated literacy "fests" focused on the 4Cs of literacy – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Activities for parents and children include:

 📚  Developing and conducting a series of SpREAD the Word Forums and Workshops with early learning, elementary school, and community-based programs that encourage parents to establish home libraries and read to their children.

 📚  Hosting SpREAD the Word Reading Festivals to cultivate a passion for reading and learning at an early age, including book distribution, interactive story-telling, and hands-on workshops.

 📚  Installing SpREAD the Word Mini Libraries at informal settings such as barbershops, salons, and other community-based groups to encourage personal and social reading by children and adults.

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About The 3rd

The 3rd is a 501(c)3 non-profit, co-created community of Women of Color entrepreneurs. The 3rd believes Women of Color need a community that understands their unique gifts and unique challenges, as well as a space to build, execute, and thrive as they turn their ideas into economic power, freedom, and realized dreams. The 3rd is a mixed-use community hub that provides a gathering place for the entire community while showcasing and incubating business owned by Women of Color.

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