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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

$41,818.36

"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
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Teacher
Administrator

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):

Vanoss Public School

Beverly Rambo

"We learned a great deal from this first trial run. We will be participating again in this program. ..."
Case Avenue Elementary PTO

Tara Metro

"THE FOLKS AT READ A THON ARE SO HELPFUL. THIS IS OUR 2ND YEAR WITH THE READ A THON..."
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.
DOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Lauren Falcone

"It was great! We will do it again. Very well organized and easy to do...."
Greenbrook Elementary PTO

Melissa Funderburk

"This has been one of the easiest fundraisers that I have dealt with thus far. We have received lots of positive..."
Legacy Elementary

Allison Robertson

"Loved how easy this fundraiser has been. Thank you!..."

Some Recent Readathon Activity:

$20
"Your going to become the best reader ever! Love Monkey-Monk"
Harvest Christian School
4 minutes ago
$25
"Good job Alex!! "
Brook Knoll Eagle Connection
6 minutes ago
$50
"So proud of you Avery!!! Love you kid! "
Richard Gordon Elementary
8 minutes ago
$25
"Not sure you can become a better reader. You're already amazing!"
Richard Gordon Elementary
10 minutes ago
$20
"Books open minds, keep going meatball. Annie loves you most! "
Harvest Christian School
10 minutes ago
$25
"Go get 'em Tanner!"
Richard Gordon Elementary
13 minutes ago
$25
"Nick, Continue to read! It will help you greatly in your future endeavors :) you got this!!"
Sand Pine PTA
14 minutes ago
$25
"Daddy and Mommy are proud of your dedication to read!"
West Boulevard PTA
28 minutes ago
$15
"You have become such a good reader, we are so proud of you. Reading doesn't just bring knowledge, it brings an adventure into your future. Love you mommy, daddy and Mossimo"
East Dover Elementary School
35 minutes 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