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Imagine if READING Replaced Product Fundraising in Schools

Wouldn't you rather have your kids focus on reading rather than trying to sell the same old over-priced fundraising products that nobody wants? Groups raise 2 1/2 times more with a Read-a-thon than their previous product fundraisers.

Richland Elementary's Read-a-thon raised


"The principal loved it, the teachers loved it, the students loved it, and the parents loved it because of the educational theme and that we raised two and a half times more money than our previous catalog fundraiser. I especially loved it because I look like a hero for recommending it!"     Elizabeth Williams

Kids focus on reading instead of selling
All the money was handled and tracked for us
Kids earn games and prizes in their very own prize center
Real time reporting lets us see exactly how we were doing

So Where Does All the Money Go?

Your School or Group gets to keep 90% of all the money raised.

Famous Thoughts on the Importance of Reading

Dr. Seuss
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
Laura Bush
"A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning."
Walt Disney
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
Jaqueline Kennedy
"There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all."

What people are saying about our Readathon program (click here to read more):

DeWitt Public Schools - Fuerstenau Early Childhood

Erin Sermak

"This fundraiser was extremely easy to use and helped us raise money that we have not been able to until..."
Ritchie Park Elementary School PTA

Jeanne McNally

"So far so good. The Read-A-Thon program runs itself with little work required. The support staff has been very helpful..."
Plan in minutes

You can plan your Read-a-thon in just a few muinutes.

Just follow our simple steps to plan your Read-a-thon and get everything you need to raise more money than you ever dreamed.
Ben Franklin Middle School Reading Team

Danielle Lancaster

"I was very pleased with how easy the set up was for the read-a-thon. It was exciting for the kids, and..."
Reeces Creek Elementary PTA

Jennifer Massa

"The Read-A-Thon was amazing for our school. It unified the staff, students and the PTA with one goal, to read. We would..."
Longden Elementary School PTA

Melanie McShane

"I loved having the Read-a-Thon for our Spring fundraiser! It was such a simple way for the kids to generate funds..."

Some Recent Readathon Activity:

"Good luck, Amara! Can't wait to hear what you read about. XO"
Soquel Parent Education Nursery School
17 minutes ago
Holy Family Catholic School
25 minutes ago
"Daniel -- I am so proud of you and very happy to help support this! with all my love, auntie jana"
Yorkville Community School P.S. 151
26 minutes ago
"Reading is so exciting.I am so glad I can enjoy it with you live grandma and grandpa"
Yorkville Community School P.S. 151
38 minutes ago
"We love "March is Reading Month" at our house. I hope you have the love of reading that all of the Kohlmanns do! I'm sorry this is late in the month but I hardly ever check this LCC email address anymore. Good luck with your fundraiser! We're so proud of you!!!! Love, Aunt Sherry and Uncle Tom"
DeWitt Public Schools - Fuerstenau Early Childhood
43 minutes ago
""You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book." ~ Dr. Seuss"
Holy Family Catholic School
44 minutes ago
""He that loves reading has everything within his reach." ~ William Godwin"
Holy Family Catholic School
58 minutes ago
""Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."--Maya Angelou "
Holy Family Catholic School
1 hour ago
"Go Addy! Keep up the awesome work with your reading. You are doing a great job! I'm so proud of you! Love, Aunt Julie"
Andover Elementary PTA
1 hour ago

Think about it...

Your students are already doing it. All your readers have to do is read for 30 minutes a day for 10 days.

It's easy as pie.

The hardest part is deciding to get started. From there we provide everything you need for your read-a-thon.

We make it fun.

Our system was designed for kids. It's fun, encourages participation and even includes prizes and rewards.

Learn More About Read-a-thon Fundraisers:

There is no better way for a school, school group or group of school aged kids to raise money than a Read-a-thon. Why? Because family, friends and neighbors understand how important education and reading skills are. When asked most people will make generous donations to encourage a child to read. Very few fundraising ideas offer such clear benefits to children and the groups they are raising money for.

We provide a complete read-a-thon system. We help your readers get the most sponsors possible with print materials, email campaigns and social media tool. We provide a prize center as an incentive for readers to get as many sponsors as possible. We collect all payments so children are not handling money. We send daily report cards to readers and administrators showing current results along with suggestions on what actions should be done to maximize the effectiveness of your read-a-thon.

Our read-a-thons consist of 10 reading sessions. Each session is 30 minutes long. Readers can read in class as a group or they can hold their own reading sessions. Once your read-a-thon is set up you click on Start a Reading Session and start your 30 minute timer. If you're reading in class everyone in attendance is given credit for that session.

Currently Holding a Book Fair or a Product Fundraiser?

Check out this page to see whether a Book Fair or Read-a-thon is better for your school. Click Here

And, before you start your next product fundraiser, take a look at the information found here. Click Here

Here are some great resources to learn more about whether a Read-a-thon makes sense for your group:

See how much money your group can raise with our Read-a-thon calculator: Click Here

Get the answers to your basic questions in our Read-a-thon FAQ section: Click Here

Get a brief explanation of how our Read-a-thon system works: Click Here

Check out a sample prize store: Click Here