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Why use Read-A-Thon?

Our award winning Read-A-Thon platform makes it easy for you to raise more money while boosting education. Whether your campus is in person, virtual or hybrid Read-A-Thon is safe, secure and simple to run.

How much could you raise?

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Over 2.1 Billion minutes read | Over $30 Million in donations
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More Than a Fundraiser
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."
Claudia went on to be the top reader and get the most donations at her school during the Read-A-Thon.
Recent Read-a-thon Activity
$50
"Wishing you lots of wonderful reading adventures! Much love, Nana"
SJCS-Read-A-Thon
2 hours ago
$25
"Great job reading Helena! "
P.A. of P.S. 144Q
2 hours ago
$25
"Anonymous"
John Brown Elementary School
6 hours ago
$100
" We are very proud of you Nayeli! Keep it up!!"
GALWAY LIONS PTA
6 hours ago
$20
"Go Danica Go!"
Kindergarten Prep and Beyond
7 hours ago
$25
"Good job! Keep reading and finding adventures in books!"
John Brown Elementary School
7 hours ago
$25
"Enjoy your reeding Evie. You have always loved your books - I enjoy sharing them with you. Love, Nana"
PS 281 PTA
7 hours ago
$50
"Anonymous"
Discovery Charter School Foundation
7 hours ago
$30
"Brilliant work, Alexis!!! We miss you! "
East Side Elementary School PS267
8 hours 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
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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