I’m Pro Robo. Are you?

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Last month, Paul designed the front-window installation for a really wonderful charity, 826 Michigan — also known as Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair. As you can see from this nighttime photo, it came out beautifully:


He also did a series of posters and t-shirts based on the window display, and as of yesterday, they’re all available for sale in the Onward Robots store. I may be a bit biased, but I think they turned out beautifully. Have a look:

  • Paul's 826 Michigan Robot Poster Series, #1
  • Paul's 826 Michigan Robot Poster Series, #2
  • Paul's 826 Michigan Robot Poster Series, #3
  • Paul's 826 Michigan Robot Poster Series, #4

If you’re not yet familiar with the organization, here’s a bit of introduction from the Onward Robots website:

All proceeds from the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair directly benefit the free student programs offered at 826michigan, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for students aged 6 to 18. 826michigan serves more than 3,000 school-aged students with programs in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and Detroit. A volunteer-driven organization with a focus on creativity and fun, 826michigan offers after-school tutoring in two locations four days a week, in-class support to teachers, a dynamic menu of writing workshops, field trip offerings for K-12, and publishing opportunities for our students.

All programs at 826michigan are offered completely free of charge, thanks, in part, to proceeds from the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair.

The Irwin-Sizer household has a few different ties to 826, as Paul’s sister Nancy (seen here, modeling one of the shirts!) was recently appointed to their Board of Directors, as Director of Development, and we also know a couple folks who volunteer their time as tutors, including the ever-fabulous Jim Ottaviani.

It’s a wonderful organization, so go check out the store and help advance local student literacy! In addition to shirts and posters, you can also buy books written by the students in the organization. Nancy got us some of them for Christmas presents this year, and they’re delightful. Onward Robots!