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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):

Imogene Gideon Elementary School

Carol Nichols

"Oh my gosh, we were clueless in promoting our 1st Read-A-Thon and STILL raised 1/3 of what we made from..."
Avenel Middle School-Gifted

Suzie Feneis Mandell G

"I think the Read-A-Thon was highly effective. All students were really enthusiastic about it and loved reading in class..."
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.
Roberta Tipps Elementary

Betty Offutt

"It went better than we ever thought it would. We will be able to get our 3rd computer lab. Thank..."
South Elementary School

Kelly Zoellner

"The students and teachers really enjoyed the read-a-thon. It was delightful to see the engagement and excitement sounded around reading! ..."
Southridge Elementary School

Cathlin Shahriary

"Read-a-thon is an amazing fundraising opportunity! Not only did it help us make more money than we usually make when selling items,..."

Some Recent Readathon Activity:

$10
"Love the kids"
Unity summer camp
5 hours ago
$25
"U better read! "
East Dover Elementary School
5 hours ago
$25
"we are proud of you! Keep up the good work! Enjoy reading and you will have a lot of great adventures! We love you! God bless!"
East Dover Elementary School
6 hours ago
$25
"Anonymous"
Mt. Woodson Elementary School
8 hours ago
$20
"Good luck, Takoda. Happy reading!"
East Dover Elementary School
9 hours ago
$25
"So proud of you Gavin! You are going to be a good little reader just like your mom:)"
Great Beginnings 3
10 hours ago
$15
"GO MOLLY!!"
Great Beginnings 3
11 hours ago
$10
"Good luck, Molly"
Great Beginnings 3
12 hours ago
$25
"Anonymous"
East Dover Elementary School
15 hours 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