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Claudia was Diagnosed with Dyslexia the Previous Spring
"Friends and family knew she struggled. When we sent emails asking them to encourage Claudia through the Read-a-thon, I was overwhelmed."
"As a parent, it was nice to see, because it wasn’t only me telling her how important it was to read, it was family and friends telling her it was. That meant a lot to me!"
- Kelly Pouncey
Our Vision and Mission
That children throughout the United States, and around the globe, are encouraged to develop a passion for reading.
Read-a-thon has been encouraging schools to focus on reading as a means to raise money since 2014. We are proud of the number of minutes children have spent reading as part of our school fundraiser.
1,887,645,932
Minutes logged at www.read-a-thon.com
Read-A-Thon In The News
"A program called Read-A-Thon offers a new alternative that helps schools raise money safely and easily, while also providing an incentive for kids to read..."
"Officials worry about students congregating in classrooms, gymnasiums, and cafeterias, where essential activities take place..."
"La pandemia del COVID-19 ha obligado a las instituciones académicas a impartir sus clases de manera virtual, pero también ha limitado los eventos de recaudación de fondos para las escuelas..."
"How to fundraise even during a pandemic..."

"Read-A-Thon fundraiser helps Michigan schools raise money through reading"

DETROIT – The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced many Michigan schools to find new ways to fundraise.

Elementary School Fundraising in a COVID-19 World
  • Eliminate person-to-person contact
  • Eliminate the need to handle cash
  • Eliminate large crowds or gatherings
  • Can be done from home or school
  • Has the ability to raise large sums of money
  • Is something everyone appreciates
Schools Across America are Excited about Reading
Mouse over any state to see Read-a-thon’s in that state
"This fundraiser exceeded any expectations we had prior to starting it!! We are blown away with the success of our Read-a-thon and we greatly appreciate the support we have received from our school families and community!""
Orange Grove Elementary School
$29,217.00
Recent Read-a-thon Activity
$25
"We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work. "
Saluda Elementary School
2 minutes ago
$20
"Anonymous"
Canongate PTO
12 minutes ago
$50
"Anonymous"
Canongate PTO
13 minutes ago
$25
"I'm so proud of you Zoey! Keep up the great work! "
OJ Neighbours Elementary PTO
14 minutes ago
$25
"KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK "
Westside Elementary School
15 minutes ago
$50
"Hi Noelle, I am so happy that you are reading. And that you're doing it for your school is extra special. I know you will be so good at this goal, and that you will reach your goal so quickly. I'm so proud of you for doing this. Love, Aunt Marcy"
Rancho Elementary School
24 minutes ago
$25
"GOOD JOB! YOU ARE DOING GREAT. FOR THE SCHOOL AND YOURSELF KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, GRANDMA COOPER"
Hidden Hollow Elementary
25 minutes ago
$50
"Bravo Max!"
River Glen School
37 minutes ago
$25
"Keep reading! "
Duello Elementary
41 minutes ago
Love the Academic Aspect – Not Only the Dollars

Kristina with Sonoran Sky Elementary shares why Read-a-thon was so much more than just a fundraiser. Their original goal was to raise $20,000. They nearly tripled their goal and Kristina now strongly believes this is the fundraiser every school in America will be using.

Sonoran Sky considered a Fun Run but decided there was really no comparison because of the educational element to Read-a-thon.

Sonoran Sky raised: $55,402.82

Three great programs to choose from

No Rewards
  • No Cost to start program
  • Read-a-thon provides color take home and reminder sheets for each student
  • Posters for you to hang around your campus
  • Reminder bracelets for each student
  • Local business sponsorship package
  • Read-a-thon system that tracks reading and supporters
  • 80% of all donations go to your group
Reward Store
  • No Cost to start program
  • Read-a-thon provides color take home and reminder sheets for each student
  • Posters for you to hang around your campus
  • Reminder bracelets for each student
  • Local business sponsorship package
  • Read-a-thon system that tracks reading and supporters
  • Readers earn a portion of their donations to spend in an online reward store
  • Rewards are shipped to you separated by class at the end of your Read-a-thon
  • 75% of all donations go to your group
Instant Rewards
  • No Cost to start program
  • Read-a-thon provides color take home and reminder sheets for each student
  • Posters for you to hang around your campus
  • Reminder bracelets for each student
  • Local business sponsorship package
  • Read-a-thon system that tracks reading and supporters
  • Read-a-thon provides reward coupons for you to hand out during your Read-a-thon event
  • Rewards are given for both reading goals and sponsorship goals
  • You choose the rewards you want for each level
  • Rewards include fun certificates for activities provided by your school
  • 80% of all donations go to your group
Start a Read-a-thon

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

Does your school currently hold a Fun Run or Boosterthon? Click Here to hear why Read-a-thon might be a better option.

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