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Elementary School Fundraising Post COVID-19
  • 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
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$10,000 MORE than our manual Read-a-thon

Friends of Marquez

Pacific Palisades, CA

We just finished our three-week Read-a-Thon, and we made just shy of $20,000. Here's what I did:

  • I sent emails to all our teachers a week before we started, to make sure they were all on board.
  • I made an official announcement at the school assembly on the start date of our Read-a-Thon.
  • I put up multiple posters around campus.
  • I passed out flyers to local businesses to get additional sponsors.
  • I got the local Dominos to agree to donate free pizzas to the winning classes.
  • I sent regular emails to teachers and students with instructions, reminders and tips.
  • I posted weekly leaders, to get the readers and their parents competitive.

For comparison, last year we did everything painstakingly by hand (passing out and collecting weekly readers logs, tallying minutes read by hand), and we only made about $10,000.

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The Perfect Library Fundraiser
Northpoint Christian School Raised $20,598.44
"I am beyond thrilled with hosting our first Read-a-Thon. This event raised abundantly more than any book fair could! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for our school library."
Students Read More & Raise More with Instant Rewards
If your goal is to have students read more and raise more money for your school or library then consider our new Instant Rewards prize program. The program allows you to build a custom reward or prize sheet that offers incentives to readers who activate their Read-a-thon personal page, reach different reading goals and raise different amounts.

We will send those prizes to your school along with your starter kit so you can distribute rewards on a daily basis in the classroom. The instant rewards program makes your Read-a-thon more of an event that will keep your students more excited about reading and raising money. And there’s still no cost to start your Read-a-thon.

Simply choose Instant Rewards during the sign up process.

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Make Reading a Rewarding Journey
What if you could raise the money your school needs by focusing on reading instead of selling over priced fundraising products? Now you can. Running a Read-a-thon through your school, group, or parent organization is free to start, raises a ton of money, and requires little to no volunteers. It really is the most rewarding fundraiser ever.
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Success Stories
"We LOVED this fundraiser! After one bad experience after another with the traditional fundraisers. We decided to try Read-a-thon. What a true pleasure it was from start to finish. The parents, teachers and even the students loved it. It was our best school wide fundraiser to date and raised nearly $20,000.00. We will never go back to the traditional fundraiser again! "
Parent Teacher Enrichment Group for Pinellas Prep
John Foss
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Outrageous Results!

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
Recent Read-a-thon Activity
$25
"Anonymous"
Epsilon Zeta Omega
46 minutes ago
$50
"Read Read Read! Opening your mind to all the wonders the world has to offer. So very proud of the smart and pretty little lady bug you are. Aunt Chelle and your cousin Brandon."
Epsilon Zeta Omega
1 hour ago
$10
"Way to go Tyrien!"
Epsilon Zeta Omega
3 hours ago
$25
"keep up the good work, Parker!"
John M Palmer Elementary School
4 hours ago
$25
"good going Parker!"
John M Palmer Elementary School
5 hours ago24 seconds ago
$25
"good to see you reading, Peyton."
John M Palmer Elementary School
5 hours ago
$25
"good job Peyton!!"
John M Palmer Elementary School
5 hours ago
$50
"Go get them, Champ...."
Metro Delhi International School
6 hours ago
$25
"Happy reading Tyrien!!"
Epsilon Zeta Omega
6 hours ago

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 rewards 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

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