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Gold Hill Elementary School PTO

Love how fast you guys are at responding to questions. Thank you so much! 


Sonoran Sky Elementary

Another amazing read-a-thon year in the books. This year we raised $58,600 and read over 650,000 minutes. Amazing!!! RAT is a no brainer when it comes to fundraising. Families, friends and the community are so willing to donate money to enrich literacy and education in our youth. It is such an easy ask that it is hard for anyone to say no. Most people dread fundraising and asking family or friends for support financially, but we had over 87% participation that were over the moon happy that we were reading to raise fund for our school. We would get emails and text message all week saying... My house is so quiet. Everyone is reading. Thank read-a-thin team for doing this fundraiser. Can we do the read-a-thon all year long, my child has never been so motivated to read in their life, but for a light up ring or Limo Lunch he can’t seem to put the books down. Thank you for all the support


Immaculate Heart of Mary

Wow! Amazing! Engaging! For the last two weeks those have been the most common words we've heard! We are so excited about the results and the incredible support we received by our students, parents, friends, and local businesses. Kari Styne was amazing with her support...I don't think I ever waited more than 15 minutes for response to my questions...and I had many! We learned a lot as we went, and look forward to building from here. OUr first RAT and we raised OVER $53,000! Our goal was $12,000! Thank you and we look forward to the next one. As far as improvements or changes. Oh the minute logging was quite "creative". If only there was a better way to monitor that, but definitely a bit of a challenge. Ability to download daily reports into excel would be very helpful as well. We ran several daily goals, and transferring the information to track was a bit tedious. Otherwise, this was an excellently run website, support system. Thank RAT! I'm sure our Principal would love to provide a testimonial as well. Thank you from Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School, in Wilmington, DE.


Smith HSA

Wonderful experience! The website was so easy to use. The kids LOVED the Read-A-Thon! Other than a couple of hiccups with the system we were extremely happy!! Thank you!!


Morrisville Elementary PTA

The ENTIRE read-a-thon team was supportive and constantly available to help us with any questions or issues that came up during our read-a-thon. We look forward to holding our 3rd read-a-thon next year and utilizing the new 'reading adventure' themes!

Bess Campbell Elementary PTO

Campbell Elementary Loved the Read-A-Thon! The parents were happy, the teachers were happy and the students were able to focus on reading!

Boyer Elementary

This was such an easy (and successful!) fundraiser. Our rep, Tiffany, was so courteous and answered any questions right on the spot. We will definitely participate in this fundraiser again!


Campbell Elementary

Read A Thon went really well for Campbell this year! We changed our prize system to a raffle this year and I think that helped energize students. My only piece of constructive criticism would be to enhance the reports. Given we were doing a raffle, I had to pull reports often and it would have been helpful to sort the students by last name or by teacher's last name. Other than that, Tiffany was wonderful and prompt in answering any questions I had! Thank you!


Richland Elementary

It was a great success as well as all the other years! We are so thankful for this opportunity that your company gives us. We look forward to doing business with you again next year!


Sharon Elementary

Our Read-A-Thon was very successful! Started off with some organizational hiccups - 2 teachers were left out of our shipment and had a glitch with student info pulling correctly on a tracking page - other than that, very easy to manage and the kids had a blast. Thank you!


Garden Ridge Elementary

Read-A-Thon was an amazing experience. The students had so much fun and our students were so excited about reading! We surpassed our fundraiser goal and it was so easy! The program is so organized and carefully planned out. The read-a-thon team is available to answer every question along the way. We will definitely host another read-a-thon next year.


Villa Park Elementary Home and School League

It went better than we hoped. It was so easy to set up and ran smoothly! Only problem we've heard is that when people had multiple kids, sometimes the email links for both kids wouldn't reach donors even though emails were entered correctly.


Cassingham Elementary School

This was awesome! I will be highly recommending your company to next year's Fundraising Chair for the Cassingham Elementary PTO. Our parents and grandparents had very few problems logging in and donating. A few changes that I would like to see on your site. I'm sure that the functionality existed in your dash board, but I was not able to find it. A function that I really wanted to use was to find out the total of one individual student. Example, I wanted to be able to type in "Jane Doe" and see how much she had raised to date. The other functionality, that I would have liked was to see who had raised what per day. For instance, if we raised $1000 October 29th, I would have liked to have seen that $1000 broken out by each individual for just that day.


Willow Elementary

This was a wonderful experience. Kari was a valuable source of support.



Stephanie was fantastic with all of our questions.


St. John Neumann Catholic School

The Read-a-Thon went very well. It raised more money than I expected. I do think that the program is a bit cumbersome for some things. I feel that teachers and parents should not be able to add and delete students. Only the admin of the program. This causes issues and mistakes in regards to rewards and who has donated money. Also, I think that the way the rewards lists work should be a little more user friendly. Other than that, it was great!


Sam Johnson Elementary

Went great!


Broadway Elementary

The ReadAThon went very well for our first time using this online. We have had a great two weeks and it was a big success!


Ute Meadows Elementary

This is our 6th year holding a Readathon at our school. In all past years we have run the readathon ourselves using pamphlets and parent volunteers to log and count minutes. It's a lot of work but 100% of the proceeds went to our school. With Covid, we needed a digital platform and found The sales pitch was very smooth and splashy so we thought the admin site would be too. We were a bit disappointed with the options- especially the marketing options. They are VERY crude and not what we're used to since several of our board members are graphic designers. However, at the end of the day your site helped us raise $5,000 more than we ever have and it's been nice for us not to have as much work. But with the marketing and prize gathering we put in on the backend it was still a lot more than we had hoped. Tiffany was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful and responsive to our questions and needs.


Bathgate Elementary School Foundation

Read-A-Thon was a amazing way to get students to read and raise funds for the school! We have been amazed with our results and we look forward to doing it again next year. 


Orange Grove Primary School

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!


Richland Elementary



Springdale PTC

For our first year we felt this went really well. Our staff liked that it didn't involve at lot of extra time on their end. We will be evaulating and gathering feedback for next year. 


Northwest Christian Schools Elementary

We enjoyed our read a thon. We now know better how to run it in the future, and we raised way more than we thought we would. Thank you!



It was awesome, thank you so much!


Big Woods Elementary

It went really well!! We polled our families and they prefer the Read-a-thon to other fundraisers. We chose the model with no prizes and came up with our own school wide intensives. It worked well. I loved the website you had. It was very easy to use!


Walnut Heights Elementary

Definitely some technical glitches but overall an easy process. I’d say the model of taking 25% is a bit high. Even with prizes. Not sure if we will continue given the large percentage we have to give up.


Great Bridge Primary PTA

We reached our financial goals and supported our schools love of reading. We are very happy with our readathon.


Flour Bluff Primary

This was our first Read-a-Thon and it went beautifully! We'll make some prize adjustments; but absolutely loved working with the Read-a-Thon team.


Helena Intermediate School

We've been amazed at the success of this fundraiser! We discontinued a fundraiser that made about $5000 and decided to try something new with read-a-thon. Our parents have LOVED it and we made over $20,000. They loved the emphasis on reading and encouraging academics. And it was easy to email grandparents and donors for support. We will definitely make this a yearly tradition!


Forest Oaks Elementary School

It was wonderful!!


PS118 Maurice Sendak Community School

Thanks. The process was great overall.


Leawood Elementary

We had a great time with the Read a Thon! It was INCREDIBLY easy to use, and we did all of our own events and prizes. The kids absolutely loved it, and we are so happy with how well it went


P.S. 30 The Westerleigh School

Our read a thon went very well. Thank you.


Daulton Elementary School

It has been another fantastic year for our Read-a-thon!



Another great year!


Southwood Valley Elementary

I think there could be improvements noted with your handouts and posters were not large enough. I think the individualized log in options can be very confusing. I think if there had been one blanket log in option that it would increase number of participants. I think the whole premise of the readathon is great! We have other schools in our district interested though.


Beaubien Elementary PTO

We had a great Read-A-Thon!!


P.S.118 PTA

Thanks for another great fundraiser!


Brooks School Elementary PTO

Everyone loves participating in the Read-a-thon!


St. Joseph Catholic School Placentia

The read a thon went even better than expected! We had some issues with people logging in and getting their kids registered, but overall it was great. We look forward to working with you again next year.


Equestrian Trails Elementary

The Read-a-thon was excellent! 


Polenta Elementary

Our Read A Thon not only reached and surpassed our fundraising goal, it crushed it! We loved Reading and Raising together.


P.S.118 PTA

We had another fantastic Readathon this year! Thank you so much for your great service and website.


Bess Campbell Elementary PTO

Another successful Read-A-Thon for Campbell Elementary! We love the focus this fundraiser puts on education and the simplicity of running the Read-A-Thon.


Mountain View - Northeast

We LOVED Read-a-Thon — it was so easy and effective. We will definitely repeat this fundraiser for our schools!!


Covenant Christian School

It was awesome! This was so easy for us to implement to make so much money that our school really needs this year. This is our second year with Read-a-thon and we raised way more money than we did the first year by following the instructions given to us by Tiffany. It was a wonderful experience!


P.S. 360Q PTA

We have done Read-a-thon for the past few years and love it. 


Frost Elementary

My Read-a-Thon went very well. The only thing I would say needs improvement is the communication between the RAT rep and the campus administrator who is hosting the RAT at the campus. She did not really check on me throughout the process and this was my first time doing Read-a-Thon.


Gravenstein Parent Association

We loved it!


St. Mark Catholic School

This Read-a-Thon was a great fundraiser! It was easy to set up and run. The staff is friendly and helpful and the website is easy to use.
The only suggestion I have is please expand the reporting options. It would be nice to see who got the most donations or read the most by each day. Also when I see a kid's total I would like to be able to click on it and see the list of donations or minutes.
Overall this was a great experience and we will do it again. Thank you.

Canongate PTO

This is our school's fourth year using Read-A-Thon and my third year managing it for my children's school. This is a great fundraiser that teachers, students, parents, and family members enjoy. This was our most successful year yet!


Brandywine ES PTO

Our Read A Thon was a great success! The Read A Thon Fundraiser is a well thought out program and easy for our school to use. Read A Thon has great support and overall, I would recommend it to anyone who asked. The IT dept and customer service staff at Read A Thon were very helpful throughout the entire two weeks. Thank you! Lisa Hickenbottom Brandywine ES PTO


Bachrodt Elementary

This was such an amazing fundraiser for our school! It was very easy to implement and the students and families were excited to participate. It would have been helpful for us to do more education for our school community prior to the start of the Read-A-Thon to get more families to participate in the fundraising aspect - this was the first time we had done an on-line fundraiser. All of the materials that were provided were very helpful and professionally done. I also got amazing support from Kari. We will definitely do this again next year! Thank you!!

Ashland Ranch Elementary School

I love that this program is online and that we don't have to handle the money. I really like that it can connect directly to social media. I think that it worked really well for those families that took advantage of this feature.

Parents-As-Leaders, Inc

This was the second Read-a-Thon for our school and the results were impressive.

It is an amazing fundraiser that lines up with our school’s core values by empowering each one of the participants and turning them into leaders of their own fundraisers. By being in charge of their personal pages, our students are learning important skills from using technology, to fundraising, working as a team and let’s not forget the most important one: they are reading!

The tools for promoting the fundraiser are really helpful and easy to use. Read-a-Thon is a great fundraiser for any school.


Saint Ambrose Catholic School

The Read-a-thon fundraiser was such a success for our school! We exceeded our goal of $20,000 and the students enjoyed all the reading time. We had mystery readers for the two weeks and two authors come speak to the students. It was truly an easy and enjoyable fundraiser!


Wright Elementary

Our students LOVED the Read-A-Thon! What a great way to raise funds... and as a double bonus - encourage reading! I've done many fundraisers, but this by far takes the blue ribbon!


Northpoint Christian School - Elementary

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.


Manor Hill PTA

This was a GREAT fundraiser!!! We were able to keep more money than we have compared to our other fundraisers, and family and friends loved to give because this was focused on reading! 


Lily Lake Elementary

I was very impressed with how quickly questions and concerns were answered by our Read a thon coordinator Tiffany. I loved how easy it was for parents and donators to sign on, and it was a great way for our school to be involved in something that had meaning.


Bay Haven PTO

Everything went well! Our school loved it.


Anna May Daulton Elementary

Daulton's Read-a-Thon was a success! It was a positive experience for all. Thanks to Tiffany Alexander for always answering my questions and helping me through the process.


Rice Elementary School PTA

Our Read-a-Thon was wonderful! We had such encouraging feedback from parents, teachers, and staff!


Red Bug Elementary PTA

Our school loved the Read-a-thon! I think a good parent should be able to create a username and password verse having a student code. A lot of our parents, creating more than on fundraising page for their kids because the student code email was going to their junk/spam folder. Some parents were not able to access their child’s fundraising page because of this which caused them not to bother. A family page would be nice so families that have 2 or more kids don’t have 2 fundraising pages that they are trying to log onto. With a family page, it could automatically divide pledges evenly among siblings. Overall, I feel like this platform was not the most user friendly which I believe caused us not to raise as much money as we could have.


Bennett Elementary

This was very successful for our school. We are going to send out a survey to the parents when everything is complete on our end to get their feedback as well. The only thing I would change is I like the original dashboard - not a fan of the new layout


Bachrodt Elementary

Awesome! The set up and process are easy and I love all of the reporting that is available throughout the time frame. The staff is always SO helpful and quick to respond. Overall, it is really terrific. THANK YOU!


Rainbow Elementary School

I loved the read-a-thon. It was very easy! 



Our Read-a-thon was great! The kids and teachers loved it!


Parent Teacher Enrichment Group for Pinellas Prep

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!

Mountain View Elementary School - PTO

Read a thon went well. A little slower than last year, but still happy with our results. Only question is - would it be possible to get the business flyers sent out to us next time earlier than the other flyers? Our school is always behind on getting us the class lists, which pushes our timeline to solicit businesses back. Just a thought.

Thank you again for helping us with a successful fundraiser!

Evergreen Mill Elementary School PTA

We have had great success raising funds with the Read-a-thon! This year we exceeded our goal by over $1500. We did miss being able to process checks through the Read-a-thon site this year, but have noted that change for next year. We also had some feedback from some parents regarding the grammar of the solicitation email that the site generates. They felt that it was too casual and the grammar errors were off putting. As an administrator, it would be nice to have a report by date that gave a more precise snapshot of that day- basically if you could have what is on the dashboard in a report form. It would really help us track if our advertising campaigns are working and data year to year. I resorted to pulling data from multiple reports to put together my own report, but it would save time on my end if it was an auto report option. I did find our customer service rep to be very responsive and helpful in correcting any issues we had. Thanks Tiffany!


Nevada City School of The Arts

Our Read-A-Thon was a great sucess! Our students were so motivated to read and we raised more than we anticipated! Things that you might do to improve: Add a way to track cash donations :)


Evergreen Mill Elementary School PTA

We had a great Read-a-thon this year! We raised the most we have in 3 years. The Read-a-thon reps were very helpful trouble shooting a few little hiccups and always very responsive. It would be nice to be able to easily filter reports. It would also be nice to have additional information on donors- perhaps what state donations are coming from so that we could build in some additional challenges for our students. We have appreciated that the minimum donation amount was lower to $10. That makes a big difference to our school population.


Pine Grove School PTA

Awesome experience!!! Looking forward to next year!


Flint Hill Elementary School

Great success. Easy, easy! Once suggestion would be to allow readers to donate a percentage of their donations for the online store to go back to school.


Peter Cooper PTO

I am in awe of this fundraiser! This was by far the best and most successful fundraiser our school has ever participated in. It was so unique and exciting to find a fundraiser that encouraged reading while raising money at the same time. It gave an opportunity for not just our PTO to raise money but the children and their families and friends to all come together for a great cause...our new playground! A big thank you to Kari Styne for being so accessible and helpful! We loved all the materials you sent! Everything is so well organized and easy to execute! Thank you!!!!

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Rosewood Magnet Elementary School

With very little prep work we launched Read-a-Thon. Within out first week we have received over $10,000! We ended up bringing in over $19,000 and our PTA is thrilled. We opted for the 75% track, so our students got to shop from their own online store and everyone is a winner! We are looking forward to returning to this fundraiser again next spring with even more prep work and communication with teachers, we know we can exceed this year's numbers. Thanks Readathon!


Redland Elementary

We LOVE Read-A-Thon! Everything is so convenient and simple to use. This is our second year using RAT and we will definitely continue to do so. We would love to be able to utilize Paypal as a payment option in the future.


Summit Park Elementary School PTA

Everything went very smoothly. The customer service was fantastic and always available to help.


Washington Elementary

This was awesome! Thank you



It was great--thank you!


P.S. 198 The Isidor and Ida Straus School

We enjoyed this fundraiser and our students did too. Will definitely do it again!

Chaparral Elementary

This was such a fun, easy and amazing program! Thank you so much!



We are thrilled with the success of our Read-a-Thon event! Parents loved seeing their kids challenge themselves with a reading adventure and commented on how easy the system is to use. Our PTO organization is amazed at how much money we raised in such a short period of time. Tiffany, at Read-a-Thon, was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. This program is a win for everyone!



We loved the readathon! I was very easy to do and manage. However, the secret code for every student was a nightmare and not user friendly. We did find a way around that where students could link from the school page and then find their name under their teacher. But, other than that, it was great.


Anna May Daulton Elementary

Great experience!


Garden Ridge Elementary

We love the Read-A-Thon. Our students read over 200,000 minutes and raising money while doing so is just icing on the cake. This is the easiest and most rewarding fundraiser our school has ever done. Thank you!


Manor Hill PTA

Our Read-A-Thon went great. It is an easy fundraiser with how it is set up.



We loved it and will do it next year again


it was great. i would love ideas to keep donation motivation up towards the middle/end when donating slowed.


John McLoughlin

We are very excited about how well we did! Thank you for all your support.


Signature Preparatory

Thank you for all of your help and support. We will certainly do another Read-a-thon next year!


Monrovia Elementary School PTA

Read-a-thon far exceeded my expectations! Tiffany was friendly, professional and willing to answered all of my questions. Thank you Read-a-thon! MES PTA


Frost Elementary

The read a thon went great. I like the new dashboard. It was very easy to use.


Frontier PTSO

We LOVED it! Your system is so easy to use, your staff is absolutely wonderful to work with - so responsive AND friendly. Highly recommend to any school looking for a new way to fundraise! The only reason we are not doing another RAT is simply because we usually do 1-2 years and change it up.


North Pike Elementary Library

It has been an awesome event! So easy to participate. Anything to promote literacy while raising funds is a great thing!


Montgomery Elementary PTA

Our Read-A-Thon was awesome! Our students really got into it, and our community support was amazing. We will definitely do this again in the future!


Rancho Elementary PTA

Our school loved participating in our first ever Read-a-thon! We got great, positive feedback from families, especially grandparents enjoying the touching messages and cheering their students on. We experienced a few glitches with the system where donation comments didn't go through but got amazing support and customer service from Kari at all times (even in the evening hours). Thank you, it was a fantastic fundraiser, especially under the circumstances!


Rancho Elementary PTA

Our school loved participating in our first ever Read-a-thon! We got great, positive feedback from families, especially grandparents enjoying the touching messages and cheering their students on. We experienced a few glitches with the system where donation comments didn't go through but got amazing support and customer service from Kari at all times (even in the evening hours). Thank you, it was a fantastic fundraiser, especially under the circumstances!


Normandy Elementary

A simple and exciting fundraiser that highlights family literacy and the importance of daily reading habits!!! Very excited that this will fully fund our school's One School, One Book program!

Maize Central Elementary

This was an amazing experience. It was a great way to promote reading, school spirit, and community involvement. Your company had everything organized so well. We chose not to go with the prize option. The time read to earn a prize did not seem realistic. We are excited to hold this event again next school year. Thank you!!


Charles Reed Elementary

Our Read-a-Thon was awesome! The teachers, students, and parents loved it! It was super easy to run and the customer service was outstanding!!


Aviano Elementary School

Thank you for making the process so smooth! Our kids had a great time with the read-a thon!


Littlewood PTA

It went great and we were very pleased with read-a-thon. One thing that would improve for us is choosing the prizes a little later in the process and not having them printed on the back of the secret codes. We had to change prizes because of Covid and that caused some confusion. Thanks for a great fundraiser!


Hammer Montessori Elementary

Yes the teachers appreciated the event and we were happy to raise money in a positive way. A few concerns were the prize levels were high for many of our participants.


St Christopher School PTO

This may be available already but an FAQ would be great to have regarding simple questions. Overall we had a great experience so far with this fundraiser and we will certainly do it again!! Thank you.


East Coventry Elementary PTA

This was an amazing experience! We are thrilled with how easy it was to use the site and how it was all set up. The only issue we ran into was the site lagging behind causing people to add double minutes by clicking to many times. This was important as we were running a contest for most minutes read. Other than that it was wonderful!


Hozho Academy

Thank you for allowing me to continue the readathon for purposes of tracking minutes, even though donations stopped. It was helpful for students to keep striving for prizes with their reading minutes.


Rescue Elementary PTC

This was our most successful read-a-thon ever. Thank you for a program that is easy for us to run and fun for our families to participate in!


Brown International PTA

It certainly met my expectations but I would like to hear from the school how they think it went. We had a rough start so I think we would have had higher participation if we had started a week sooner and we may rethink it over the holiday's. But we met our fundraising goals and got so close to meeting our reading participation goal.


Park Ave Elementary PTA

This was our first time doing a read-A -Thon it was a huge success we will definitely be doing this again next year! We may change the time frame and do it in the Fall and hopefully get more teachers to participate.


Harvest Christian School

We have participated in the Read-A-Thon for multiple years and have found this fundraiser to be the easiest and the most fruitful of any we have used in our 37 year history. We completely recommend it to every school!


Spring Creek Matanzas Charter

It was great for our first time. Has a great experience and I would do it again.

Odyssey Charter School

This was our first experience with a read-a-thon and we are thrilled with the outcome! It will certainly become an annual event/fundraiser at our school. Thank you so much for all of the support!


Brookfield Elementary

Above expectations.


Brookfield Elementary

Above expectations.


Prairieview Elementary School

I really liked the Read-A-Thon. It was very easy to use and the customer service was very responsive to questions. My only comment is to improve the prize center a little bit. A lot of the prizes seem a little babyish for elementary school kids - especially the older ones.


Parent Teacher Enrichment Group for Pinellas Prep

Our read-a-thon went well. This is our third year and this year and last year were about the same. The first year we did much better. The first year had several business sponsors. Since you raised the minimum amount our businesses rather give us the money directly and advertise with us because it is more affordable. $250 for a small business is a lot. We will continue to do a read-a-thon because we believe in the no sell approach when it comes to fundraising and prefer the enrichment aspect of the read-a-thon.


Edgewater Elementary PTA

We had a fantastic Read-a-thon. Thank you so much for all your support.


Primary Charter School

This was an amazingly easy fundraiser for our school! Our goal was to raise $10,000 and we surpassed that!


Rancho Gabriela Elementary School

We love how easy the read-a-thon is!!!! This is our second year using this company. Kari and Scott are amazing and so quick at responding. They helped me every time I had trouble.

Overall we're happy and will use you in the future. Thank you

JW Alvey Elementary School

We loved the Read-A-Thon. It was easy to setup up and run. The kids, parents and staff loved having a fundraiser that could be incorporated into the school day.

Greenwood Mill Elementary PTO

Fabulous program just like last year!


Macy PTA

This has been a great way for our school to continue to fund raise during these challenging times.


Hilltop Elementary

Our students and staff love the Read-A-Thon fundraiser. Not only do we raise money for our school but the students get excited and competitive about reading.


Sugar Mill Elementary

We had so much fun during our Read-A-Thon!


W.W. Gordon Elementary

This was Gordon Elementary's first ever Read-A-Thon and we could not be more pleased. The fact that the program was all online is a huge plus and the personalized material made the program easy to launch. We had about 70% participation from our students which makes this a great start for our first year! As a school we were able to focus on the reading aspect as we tied this into our school book fair - fantastic. There were some learnings along the way, but again - that's to be expected for the first year. Thank you for all quick responses to our questions and for helping us run a successful event!



Everything was made so easy for us! I believe that adding printable certificates for top readers, largest amount raised, etc. would bring it up to the next level. Educators are always using certificates.


Norterra Canyon School

Great support. Thank you for being there for us to answer all our questions and to walk us through everything.


Kyrene de la Esperanza PTO

This Read-a-thon was awesome and the results created an amazing experience that will be very memorable and rewarding! Our Teachers, Readers, Parents, and Sponsors loved how their reading habits picked up, not just for prizes and rewards, but also to pick up a random book and immerse their imaginations in travel, animal life, and stories they could relate with. Overall, Read-a-thon was one of the best fundraisers we’ve ever done, and will do again. Thank you Kari for being with the Kyrene de la Esperanza PTO throughout this event!!! The only complaint during this event was some had payment issues, and some resolved those issues on their own and others just gave up. We would like to understand why and how to overcome these problems in the future.


Lumberton Primary School PTO

We had a wonderful experience with Read-A-Thon and look forward to doing it again next year!


We were very happy with this year's read-a-thon, as we raised over $12,000 for our school! The kids really enjoyed logging their minutes and several students developed solid reading habits as a result of their participation.


Friends of Woodland PTO

Our Read-a-thon rep, Kari Styne, was great - knowledgeable, responsive, patient, professional! And the tools offered by the RAT sight are excellent. Our printed materials came quickly and were very accurate. It was a very positive experience and one I would recommend for other schools. I had thought the Photo Showcase would be more of an incentive but didn't realize only teachers could submit photos. It didn't get much traction for us, was just one more thing for teachers to manage. We'll try to handle that differently next year.


BASIS Flagstaff

It would save us a lot of time if the coupons the kids receive were more customizable. I had to print on top of the coupons that were sent to us because the coupons didn't match what our teachers requested, so I had to choose a generic prize coupon. Another option would be to expand the choices available. I would also like see an app that parents can use on their phones which would be more user friendly. Overall, the ease of parents and families to pay in a secure way online was exceptional, the accessibility to use paypal as an option to pay was big. I have done a "manual or by hand" read a thon years ago and this was FAR easier, less maintenance and work and we raised more money. The amount that was kept by the company was a bit much for the services they provided, a lot parent complaints about the amount kept by company. Reports from the teachers view were confusing, user friendly dashboard for each teacher would be nice and they would participate more. We may look for a company that keeps less amount, has an app and is more user friendly for the teachers to use on a daily basis for next year. Thank you all for your service for this year. I hope to see you guys do more improvements by the time our read a thon comes around next year to make it worth it for us to use your service again. Not sure yet if we will use you again, we will see what upgrades and a better balance of money kept by company for next year.


Brown International PTA

The only issue this year with COVID would have been the ability to ship prizes directly to the students. Its unfortunate your company couldn't accommodate this as it has been a logistical nightmare for myself in trying to provide times for prize pickup for registering and now all prizes will be sent via egift cards because your prize option couldn't accommodate shipping directly to the reader. Other than that each year we get more participation from our teachers and our students/community. We didn't raise more money than last year but about the same.


Liberty Elementary PTO

This was a great fundraising event for us. Read-a-thon made it so easy. Compared to our other fundraisers this was hands down the easiest. We didn't need a ton of volunteers to make it happen. Having a mobile app would be a great enhancement to this program.


Sage Elementary

We were absolutely amazed with this program. We made way more than we thought and it was easy on our end. Thank you so much. I do think it would be nice to end the donations at the same time as the read -a-thon so we would be able to get our money sooner.


PS 166Q

Our school had a great experience and it was a success!


Piedmont Community Charter School

This fundraiser is the best one I have ever been involved in-from start to finish, it was motivating for our students to read even more than they already do-plus we had so many families, friends, and local businesses contribute each day that helped us achieve our goal to raise money for our new playground. We are super excited because we will now be able to start construction on our new playground because of Read-A-Thon! Thank you so much!

Wentworth Elementary

We are very pleased with our Read a thon! It was easy to facilitate with the materials provided by the company.


Ridge Ranch Elementary School Paramus, NJ

We loved our first Read A Thon and plan to make this an annual fundraiser for our elementary school! The students were so excited and loved logging their minutes!


Los Paseos Elementary School

Read-a-Thon created an educational fundraiser for our school.

Hanawalt Elementary

Was a great platform once everyone figured out how to use it (teachers/parents). Still are not sure it's worth losing 20% of our funds, however.


Wintergreen Intermediate

This has been a great easy fundraiser to do while lots of families are virtual. Thanks for making it easy!


PS 116

This is P.S. 116's second year using and we love the convenience and user-friendly features!


High Point Elementary

We loved it! It was so easy!


Everette L. DeGolyer Elementary

Overall, the read-a-thon was a great experience! The staff was super friendly and helpful. I do appreciate how easy it was to execute!

Saint Ambrose Catholic School

It went well. Everyone was very helpful and answered our questions. It will be helpful from the back end to search students individually and also have pages with total reading minutes for the entire school.


Westerly Elementary School

We had an awesome read a thon. We raised 14,000. I was unaware of the extra recess incentive. I may have selected that, but was not aware. It ended up being a great incentive, but I may use it differently next year!I may set a goal for the read a thon and then all students will receive an extra recess if we meet the goal.


Canongate PTO

This was a fantastic experience! The students and supporters love it!


Donaldson Way PTA

Everything went really well. We made more than we thought, and although there were a few tiny hiccups, they were solved quick enough, and we learned more for next year.

Oaklawn PTO

This is our third year doing a Read-a-thon and we love it. The teachers love how easy it is, and it can be run by one person!


Oakridge Elementary PTA

The tools are easy to use. I would have like to see a few more columns in the reports for teachers--Title


Parent Teacher Enrichment Group for Pinellas Prep

It was a good year again! We did better last year, but Hurricane Irma definitely hindered our fundraising. We will do a Read-A-Thon again next year!


Harbour View PTA

The Read-a-thon was Fabulous! My Contact Tiffany was absolutely amazing to work with! And the system/program was a dream. Thank you so much for helping us with a successful Fundraiser option this year!


Woodside Middle School

We love your company. Very easy to work with. You made running our Read-a-thon much easier and it was worth the fee!

Larkspur PTA

Read-A-Thon was so easy, so efficient, and surpassed our expectations!! We are so happy with how it turned out, and how accessible this fundraiser was to all students.


Our Lady of Grace School

The Read-a-Thon was a great experience for our school. Parents, students, and teachers all loved the program. We coupled it with our Book Fair and made October a reading awareness month. As the administrator it was very easy to use and set-up. Our school exceeded what we anticipated we would earn! Easiest fundraiser I have ever done!

Friends of Woodland PTO

The Readathon staff, site, and tools really made our Readathon easy, both for administrators and families. I love the real-time dashboard and student/teacher reports. I used them daily (usually multiple times). Our liaison, Kari, was friendly, responsive, and very professional. I personally used the email and social media tools (Facebook in particular), which I did not do as a parent last year. It was easy, AND we saw results beyond my expectations! Our biggest challenge is getting parents to go to the site, register, and USE all the great tools (we do have a number of parents for whom English is a second language, and there may be some cultural barriers we need to overcome...more research needed on both fronts for us!). If you have advice there or "best practices," please let us know.


North Shore Adventist Academy

North Shore Academy’s Read-a-Thon went very well, we raised 11K of our 15K Goal ????. We exceeded last years Goal o. We are hoping over the next few days that the remaining $4000 will be donated. Thank you for your support.


Ayersville Elementary School

We had a great time with the Read-a-Thon and it went very well for our school! The kids had a blast, the teachers were involved, and it was so easy for us to manage thanks to the website and dashboard. Thank you!


Lupin Hill PFC

Would love to have had the reminder sheets to be 'live' so that only those who have not created their page set up reminder sheets will print out--otherwise that is a waste of paper and time to sort through for those students that are needing the reminder.


Dickinson Elementary

It was fantastic! The kids had a wonderful time, we raised a lot more than last year! The daily incentives really made the difference!


Parkview Elementary- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

Loved it! Will definitely do it again! Was the best and easiest fundraiser ever!

Brookfield Elementary

What a wonderful way to earn dollars but more importantly it gives our students and families the opportunity to read together and encourage everyone to read.


St. Paul s Lutheran School

It went great! Easy and encourages reading wonderful will def do again!


Oak Mesa Elementary

This is our 2nd year. What an easy and great fundraiser!


St. Louise de Marillac School

The R.A.T. was an easy way to fundraise and get the word out that our students love to read. The real time information is an excellent feature. Being able to email, text, and post via social media that our R.A.T. is happening is an added bonus. There's no need to physically track anything. Having a coordinator to keep us on track, answer questions, and provide support is very helpful and useful. The biggest disappointment was the functionality of the webpage when donating. There is a complete disconnect after a donor provides payment information. Many donors including myself did not get email receipts and did not have an opportunity to post messages to the reader(s). Sometimes when this info was entered the website would not save the info and allow submission. It just stalled and froze. This technical problem needs to be resolved as some donors were unsatisfied, including myself because the children enjoy reading the encouraging messages and motivated them.


Steubing Ranch Elementary

We enjoyed it but hoped for a better outcome. It didn’t do as well as we hoped for, but we still really enjoyed doing it. Maybe if there was more promoting help or even an assembly where somebody came out to get the kids excited like (apex or fun run). We would like to give it another try in the future I think, thank you for all the help and a chance to participate in this program.



Great program! I liked the improvements to the site from last year.


Forest Knolls Elementary School PTA

We had a great experience with RAT! The support from Tiffany was amazing! Off the top of my head, the only thing I can think of to improve the process would be 1)to have a printed page of a more detailed explanation of the process for teachers that they can read. They were a bit confused. 2) To have the Parent introduction letter already printed and put in the packet and to have it translated to Spanish. 3) Make it easier to enter the reading log minutes manually for the administrator. I had to enter students' minutes and it was very tedious. 4) It was not clear from the beginning who was responsible for providing the actual prizes (not the coupon or voucher to receive one). It seemed a bit misleading. Other than that, we really enjoyed this fundraiser and look forward to doing it again next year! Thanks so much, RAT!


Sunset Primary

This was our first Read-a-Thon and it was such a success! It was so easy and fun! Our kids loved it and we were able to raise more for our school than we have in the past with "traditional" fundraisers! Win-win!

Sunset Primary PTA

Buist Academy

This was much better than shutting the library down for a book fair.


Cedar Road Elementary

This was our first Read-A-Thon that went extremely well! We are so proud of our Dolphin Readers and I expect that we will have another Read-A-Thon again. Way to Go Cedar Road Elementary School!


Washington PTA

This was such a successful event. Read-a-thon makes fundraising so much easier!


Walton School PTO

Our read-a-thon went very well! A couple things: Would you be able to enter email addresses for all participants at the start? Also would it be possible to provide a custom flyer or poster through your website? Maybe you could provide a template? Also, being able to edit the language in the readers personal page would be a great feature. Thank you!


St. Demetrios Preparatory School

The best fundraiser that promotes literacy and love of reading while building community. Our 1st Annual Read-a-thon raised almost $13,500 while our children read almost 100,000 minutes, in class and at home over two weeks!


Freedom 7 Elementary APT

Our RAT went better this year (our 2nd year) as we went above


Warren Elementary PTO

Another successful Read-a-Thon. Read-a-Thon is easy to conduct and well supported by parents.

Dora Small School

We have been thrilled with both the amount of minutes our students read during the read a thon

Old Forge

Unbelievable how easy this fundraiser was to take part in. The materials, both print and digital, were professional and engaging. It truly runs itself!


Evergreen Mill Elementary School PTA

Great fundraiser!!! Read-A-Thon staff were very responsive and helpful.

P.T.O. of P.S. 122-Mamie Fay School

I think it went really well!


Rancho Gabriela Elementary School

We love the Read a thon. So easy, and successful every time. Thank you


Glenkirk Elementary PTO

This was our first read-a-thon, and the community seemed to really enjoy it.


Lowell Elementary PTSA

We were pleased with the Read-A-Thon and how easy it was to set-up and edit/add students or provide codes to parents who misplaced theirs. It's wonderful to see the comments that parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends leave for the little readers they are supporting!


Walnut Heights Elementary

Our PTA loves that the Read A Thon fundraiser helps to foster our student's love of reading. We also love how painless of a fundraiser it is for our busy volunteers and how supportive the staff at Read A Thon are when we have questions or issues!

Cora Spencer Elementary PTA

As always, the read a thon was a great success for our school. I did have one parent with a suggestion that there not be a $15 minimum, based upon if a family has more than one child in that school, it is hard to get people to donate $15 to each child.

Service was great

Note from RAT:We wish we could lower the minimum but that would force us to reduce your profit percentage based on the transaction costs for smaller donation amounts.

Lubbock-Cooper West Elementary

Our read-a-thon was much more successful this year over last year. 


Cora Spencer Elementary PTA

This was a fun and easy fundraiser! Thanks so much for your assistance. We raised money for our school while the kids did what they love to do....READ!


St. Margaret of Cortona School

We loved our first experience with Read-a-thon! We were impressed with our promotional box and how organized it was explaining step by step what we had to do. We most definitely do it again :)


Rescue Elementary School

This was the most successful fundraiser our elementary school has ever had!

Rescue Elementary School

This was the most successful fundraiser our elementary school has ever had!

Dover Intermediate School PTA

Thanks for making this so easy!


Lumberton Intermediate

This was such a wonderful experience for our campus! Our parents were impressed with our students' dedication to reading during this block of time and were gracious with their monetary support. This is definitely a fundraiser we would consider in the future.

St. Sebastian School

This was our first time doing a read-a-thon at our school, and it was a great success! To promote literacy and a love for reading, AND raise funds for our school, is a winning combination!


D.E.L.T.A. STEAM Academy

Our kids LOVED doing the readathon. We got great parent support and the process was easy and painless. We will definitely be doing another readathon!


Lino Lakes Elementary STEM School PTO Read-a-thon

Love how easy the read-a-thon is to facilitate in our elementary school.


Grant Line Elementary

This is our school's second read-a-thon. This year we increased participation from students from 38% last year to 50% this year. All of our teachers supported this fundraiser this year (not all did last year). We exceeded the goal we made monetarily this year. Read-a-thon customer service is the absolute best. Thank you for the support from beginning to end.


Oaklawn PTO

This experience as fantastic! The read-a-thon staff was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions at all stages of the event! Being our first year using this fundraiser, we learned a lot and plan on doing this again. It was so easy!

Littleton School PTA

I loved that this fundraiser encouraged a love for reading in our students! Online donations made requesting sponsorship easy, the kids were excited about the prizes, and Kari was so helpful and prompt with any issues or questions that we had. We will definitely be doing this one again!

St. Louise De Marillac

We had an amazing Read-A-Thon. It ran itself. Thank you


Delphi Academy

Went much better than expected! Ran smoothly . The tools from the Readathon team really helped us launch and roll with this fundraiser. We intend to make this an annual thing!


Kyrene de los Lagos PTO

There needs to be some other way to make kids accountable about their reading. There was also one reader who was able to enter a lot of minutes at the end, too many minutes to have been read on a school day. Otherwise everything was great!


Lubbock - Cooper Central Elementary

It was great, look forward to doing it again next year!


Foothill Elementary

Our read-a-thon went really well and most people found this online tool very helpful. It was hassle-free in terms of not collecting any money or counting minutes by hand. It was kid friendly.

Here are a couple ways to improve the experience:

1) Provide prizes for reading - Kids were disappointed to not see any visual motivation for reading, similar to those for receiving donations. It would have been so great to have prizes for their reading minutes. The purpose of our Read-a-Thon was to motivate reading at our school. And, so it would have been beneficial to give kids prizes for reading.

2) Some kids accidentally pressed the "10 minute", "20 minute," or "30 minute", timer for their reading session. There isn't a way to go back and undo it. Or, the child is not asked "Are you sure?" So there was some skewed minutes.

3) We raised over $12, 000 but our school only receives about $9500. It's sad to see $2500 go towards prizes and back to your company. It would be better for us to get more of a percentage back, instead of just 85%.

I will probably plan on participating on another Read-a-Thon again, but really wish some of the items above are changed.

Thank you,


Note From RAT: Thanks for the testimonial. Great suggestion with prizes for reading. We can't afford to give those prizes but many schools offer freebies like a movie pass, pajama day, etc, for reading goals.

Love your suggestion about the timer. We are adding an edit reading minutes option.

We do offer a no prize model that increases the cash you receive by 5%. You might consider that next time.


Greenbriar West Elementary PTA

For our first time doing a Read-A-Thon I think we did great. The children had fun reading and it was definitely fun watching the donations come in each day. Hopefully we will do this again in the future and do it even bigger and better. It was a fun experience for everyone. I would suggest plastic wristband for the students, as they are more durable and they can wear them for a longer time to advertise the read-a-thon and in turn get more sponsors. The Read-A-Thon Adventure is a very good idea for a fundraiser.


What a great way to encourage our children to read. Thank you for making it so easy.

Polenta Elementary

Ours did ok. I feel as though the current conditions have but a huge hurt on it.


Brock Elementary PTC

It was amazing! Better than we expected!


Orchard Hill POWWER

it was amazing. It was super easy to use and a great way to raise funds. Our only suggestion would be to have a way to turn off minutes prior to the official start. We started getting kids signed up a week before and they immediately started logging minutes which made it a little difficult to keep track of who was actually the top class and readers.


Greenwood Mill Elementary PTO

This was a fabulous fundraiser. I appreciate how all of the papers came grouped together by teacher. Super easy!!


Discovery Charter School

The kids had a great time with our Read-a-Thon! The parents and teachers love not having to gather cash. And the kids are excited about reading and the Spirit Days! All while raising money to buy more books! It's been great, thank you for offering this service and having great customer service. The easy to use website has been great! I have made morning announcements giving the kids updates on the highest reading classes and students, the highest earning classes and students -- I can hear them cheering from their classrooms! So great! And I couldn't have done that without the easy Reports and tallies you offer! Thank you!!


Stark PFO

We loved the read-a-thon and it was a great success for our school. This will definitely be an annual fundraiser for our school. The customer service was incredible and loved dealing with the people at read-a-thon. The students took such a big interest in the reading and that is a success all be itself. The website was extremely user friendly and I can’t think of anything that would make it better. Thank you Starkbrights!


Edgewater Elementary PTA

We have loved the Read-a-thon. It's great seeing students excited to read! Thank you.


Poquoson Primary

So easy and wonderful. Teachers, students and parents loved it!


Hilltop Elementary

We loved how all the prep work was done for us and how easy this was to raise funds for our school. This was a great way to promote the joy of reading while raising funds for our school.

McAuliffe Elementary School

The Read-a-thon went better than we could have ever imagined. Kids were reading and excited about it. We were able to make a lot of money for our school in a very short amount of time with very little work on our part. I would recommend to anyone looking for ways to motivate kids to read and if your school needs money.



First time - loved it!


Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

We had hoped to reach $15,000


Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy did the Read-a-Thon for the first time this year. We did not know what to expect but was truly surprised by the outcome. We raised $8800 for our school and it was the easiest fundraiser we ever did! The children enjoyed reading while contributing to a fundraiser for their school. They enjoyed the ability to shop for prizes with their earnings. We look forward to doing another Read-a-Thon!


Fox Chase Elementary Home and School Association

Our school loves this fundraiser!! Who doesn’t want to support kids reading?? This was our most successful fundraiser yet and it was so easy to do. Thank you!!


Los Paseos HSC

I love this RAT program because it can be tailored to fit our exact needs from the timeline to the prize structure. I am wondering why you do not offer a pay-per-minute option though. I had quite a few parents asking about that and missing that feature. Thanks, and until next time! ~Sarah Lee RAT Chair


Mile High Academy

We loved our Read-a-Thon. The kids read so much and we raised over 11,000 even though we are a small school! We will definitely participate in another Read-a-thon!


Harvest Christian School

This is our 3rd year in a row using Read-A-Thon as a fundraiser for our school. We can't be more happy with how easy it is to use, also how much money we've raised each time, and lastly how reading is stressed to the students and parents. If you are using any other fundraiser you should stop immediately and switch to Read-A-Thon. You will not be disappointed.


Alexander Wilson Elementary School

Easy set up. Prize selection could be better but overall pretty good! Easy to collect donations. Easy to send reminders. Easy to stop. Over all 10/10 Would recommend.


Dora L. Small Elementary School

Our Read a Thon was a huge success once again! Thank you so much for the opportunity to encourage reading AND raise money. It's a win-win situation because all students can participate even if they are unable to collect donations.


Holloman Elementary PTO

The Read-A-Thon was by far the most COVID friendly option for fundraising for our school. We set a goal of 30,000 minutes read as a school, and our students read more than 85,000!!! The funds will go to helping our students feel a bit more normalcy as we can provide events in a safer way now.


Oglethorpe Point Elementary School PTA

Our Read-A-Thon was great! The kids loved it and the teachers loved it! The only hiccup we had were teachers handing out the flyers to the wrong students! After getting that straight it was smooth sailing...

Elizabeth Green School

We loved the Read-a-Thon! Our students were so motivated to read and excited about raising money for our school! The whole platform was so easy to use, and customer support was always available and very helpful. Thank you so much.


Hilltop Elementary

Hilltop loves Read-A-Thon. Our students and staff get so excited about reading and raising money for our school! Th


SLE Bobcat Club

I appreciate all the help. It is hard to manage the site through the phone and it takes a long time to load most pages which eats my battery even if I’m in WiFi. Everything else was great!


Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School

Thank you Read-A-Thon! This is such a fun and important fundraiser for our school! Parents love this Read-A-Thon because they don't have to sell products, and it instills the love of reading. Students enjoy reaching their goal and Dreaming Gig!

Lagos Elementary School


This was a GREAT 1st Read-a-thon!! Thank you so much for all the printouts and videos. The only thing that I would suggest would be a Thank You letter that could be printed after the event to send to parents and also a printout that promotes the gifts that the kids get. Many of our parents did not understand this part and a printout would have been wonderful. Thank you all so much!!


Springboro Intermediate PTO

We were honestly blown away by how well this Read A Thon went for our school! Not only was the entire process fun and easy for our students, teachers, and parents, but the staff at the fundraising company was incredibly responsive to every one of our questions, requests, and suggestions regarding the website and the data. Thank you for an amazingly painless fundraising experience all around!

Monrovia Elementary School PTA

I think our first time doing the Read-a-thon went fairly well. The website is simple to use and we love having the ability for our students to collect online donations. We also really like getting away from the pledge and then collect model. Knowing that when the fundraiser is over, it is over and we know how much we have is a great feeling. No more hounding parents and supporters to send in their pledged amount.


Bentley Elementary Library

We had an amazing Read-A-Thon! This was my first time hosting a Read-A-Thon and I will definitely be holding one next school year. Thank you for making this so easy to run.


Dora L Small School

Our Read-A-Thon was a huge success again this year! Thank you so much for this great opportunity! It is a great way to encourage reading


Frankford Township School

This was an amazing fundraiser. I had so many questions that were quickly and thoroughly answered by Kari Styne! Thank you so much. I look forward to doing this again.

Main Street School and Kindergarten Center

This Read-a-Thon was so much fun and turned out better than we had ever expected! What a great way to raise money - by reading!!! We will definitely be doing this again!

Broadmoor Elementary

Loved doing this as a fundraiser....easiest fundraiser ever!!


Spring Creek Matanzas Charter

Love the Read-A-Thon. 


Lebanon Maine PTO

This was a great experience overall! We'll definitely use you again. The only feedback we have to offer would be to improve the quality and age appropriateness of the prizes. There really wasn't anything for the older kiddos.


Leo Croce Elementary PTA

This was a phenomenal read-a-thon process. So thankful for all of the assistance I received learning how to use your program. Our teachers and students are so thankful for how much Read-a-thon has done for our school, Leo Croce!!


St. Nicholas Cathedral School

Read-a-Thon offers a lot of support and the dashboard makes it very easy to use. The mobile sites are very functional as well.


Oaklawn PTO

It went great. Even though we didn't meet our goal we were so close. Thank you Oaklawn PTO


Grissom Elementary School

The read-a-thon went well. We raised 1,400 hundred more than last year.


Davis Drive Elementary PTA

Went really great!! Several thing surrounding kids inflating their hours read that I would like to change. The edit your reading sessions should be only the dates that our even is going on they should not be able to add dates prior to when our event starts. Additionally, we should be able to limit the amount of hours read per day. Also, their edits/and daily entries should have timestamps on them so that we can see when they entered and if they sat down one day and entered extra reading for the past week or two. When you have prizes at the school for reading minutes and you have little to no way to verify cheating it can create a challenge.


Charles W Springmyer Elementary School

All good. Yes we will do another.



Thank you for answering our many questions, Kari!


Bridgeway Island K-8 Elementary PTO

Things went well, but the reader/parent interface was not user friendly and many parents were put off by the immediate push to Facebook (an option to post there is fine, but presenting FB as if it were a requirement to activate the reader account turned many of our parents away). We would consider using Read-A-Thon again only if the Reader/Parent interface is updated and streamlined, and the push to Facebook is removed.


Helke Elementary School

The Read-a-Thon continues to be our best fundraiser - 3 years in a row! We can't wait to see how well we can do next year.




Woodland Elementary School PTO

Easy to use. We will add this as a yearly fundraiser for sure.


Barrows Elementary School

All was awesome!



We found the online system to be very friendly. As an administrator we would love more freedom in running a variety of reports (for example , weekly totals by reader).


Glyndon-Felton Elementary

The whole program went really well. We were very happy with the process.


Shiloh Elementary School

The Read-A-Thon went very smoothly for our school. The students, staff, and school community were supportive of the event. The Read-A-Thon staff was very responsive to any questions that we had, and they gave us answers in a timely manner. It really sparked an interest in reading and provided great support for reading from our school community.


Oglethorpe Point Elementary School PTA

It went well ! Our Rep Tiffany Alexander was so much help !!


Dora Small School

The Read a Thon has been a wonderful way to encourage our students to read


Flint Lake Elementary PTO

This was one of the BEST fundraisers we have ever done. Both teachers and parents alike loved that it encouraged our students to READ! We surpassed our fundraising and school wide minutes goals. The students are so incredibly proud of their achievement. Your site was so easy to really is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Our documents were delivered promptly, the website is user friendly, the reporting was a life saver, and the constant feedback from my personal service agent was great. We loved it!


Berrien Primary School

Our school is so excited about the results of our Read-a-thon! It was simple and the kids had a great time! It's is a total Win-Win!


Springboro Intermediate PTO

This is a great fundraiser, and a good return on the money. I like that the kids get to spend a portion what they earn. We have a $5.00 store by us, so the $5.00 and up prizes could be a little better. Also our kids are older and a lot of the prizes are geared toward the elementary ages. The reporting tool was very simple. I liked the real time reporting. We could not get the read a thon website link to work, so it was hard to send out to parents. A link that would let the sponsor search for their kid would be nice. 


Atholton Elementary School

Read a thon was super easy to use and was a simple fundraiser to facilitate at our school. It didn't require any volunteers and raised over $10,000!


Flint Lake Elementary PTO

Its the easiest fundraiser! So intuitive and simple for parents and teachers to add minutes and for family and friends to donate.


South Elementary

Wonderful experience. We seem to do better each year. Thank you for providing us with this opportunity.


Williams Intermediate

What a great and EASY fundraiser this is! Thank you Read-A-Thon! Superb customer service and a fundraiser that actually encourages our reading goals! Love it!


Holy Family Catholic Academy

The read-a-thon went very well. This was our first year doing it and it exceeded our expectations. The program it very easy to set up and use. We will be making this an annual fundraiser for our school.


The Hansen Family

We have been thrilled with our Read-a-Thon experience. The process from beginning to end has been very smooth. I have already recommended your company to friends in other school districts.

Thanks for a great experience!

Primary Charter School

love this! so easy


Sandlapper Elementary

We absolutely loved our Read-A-Thon experience! Our students and families enjoyed the ease of the fundraiser and we consider this to be a very successful first experience. One thing I would love to see improved is the functionality of the site/reports available.


Odyssey Charter School

This is our second RAT, and it was just a great as the first. We will continue our fundraising with your company. Thanks for making it easy and fun!!!!


Berrien Primary School

This was our second Read-A-Thon and it was extremely successful and so simple to do! We will have our third Read-A-Thon next year! We highly recommend it!


Sherman Elementary PTSA

Very smoothly, just like years past. And great support help from our rep. She checked in occasionally and was always ready if we needed anything. Thank you!


Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School PTA

Thank you for this excellent program! Kari Styne was incredibly patient and helpful and I am so grateful to her. Thank you!


Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School PTA

Thank you for this excellent program! Kari Syine was incredibly patient and helpful and I am so grateful to her. Thank you!


Oasis Charter Elementary

Wonderful experience for our students and a great fundraiser for our Library.


SLE Bobcat Club

It went well. I wish the website was cell phone friendlier. The reports would be nice if you kept track of the grade as well since we do prizes for those who read the most in each grade and it takes forever to go back and forth to figure out the grade the teachers are in.


Gunston Elementary School PTA

We raised over $10,000.00 for our school and the kids had a great time competing for most minutes read. Our kids read close to 200,000 minutes for the 10 day period which exceeded our goal of 100,000. This was a great program and a very easy fundraiser to conduct.


St Joseph School Fremont

We enjoyed using this website to promote, communicate and excite our Readers. I would like the option to customize and select our Minimum donation. The global $10 reduced our total sponsorship and in California things are so expensive and with the % taken by Read-a-thon we need to generate funds of over $10K. I would like reports to identify emails successfully sent. I would like to maintain dual emails, as we have cases where grandparents are involved in the caring of the kids during the day or parents are divorced as well and need dual communication. Thanks again!


Hendry Park PTO

We loved the online option! All of your employees were kind and helpful. You made our job easy! Thank you!


Harvest Christian School

The Read-A-Thon is the simplest and most effective way to hold a fundraiser! The staff are very helpful and go above and beyond to help any school be successful. Don't use any other company but them!


St Christopher School PTO

We really enjoy the Read-A-Thon. Thank you for making it so seamless to run with our school. The only suggestion I would make is to have the report by last name, first initial. We use a model where the families that raise a certain amount get a grand prize so it makes it cumbersome to comb through the reports this year. Otherwise, everything is great!


Canongate PTO

This was our school's first year to participate in Read-a-thon and it has been a great experience! Your computer system is very user friendly - for the administrator, teachers and readers. One of the great things about this fundraiser is that you can raise thousands of dollars with just one volunteer, the administrator. Most other fundraisers our school has done in the past require a lot of volunteers to raise an equivalent amount of money. The parents and family members of the readers also love the fact that children are learning while they raise money. Thank you!!


Redwood Elementary

We like the new web design. Easy to access and know what we are looking for. Had complaints from parents regarding minimum amount to donate. Administrators really enjoy that everything is done on the website, though.

Prairie View Elementary Middle School

This is my third time doing a Read-a-Thon and I love the ease of it. This is our most successful one to date!


Lackland Elementary

We did amazing for a small military school. Everyone should take advantage of doing a read-a-thon. It was simple and effective.

Village Elementary Parents Club

We were very pleased with the ease of doing this kind of fundraiser and the results were amazing. We exceeded our goal so far by $500 and hope that some further donations come after the end date. Thank you for helping us encourage our students to read and helping make fund raising for our school fun.

Boone PTA

This was such an easy fundraiser. Everything is so easily laid out.


Victory Christian Academy

Our Read-a-Thon went pretty well, considering we had to complete the second week from home due to the Covid virus. The kids had a great time, and really enjoyed reading! Thank you to all of the Read-a-thon employees who answered all of our questions along the way- you made this such a simple and easy-to-use fundraiser!


Patrick Elementary School PTA

This is our first time using this company to do a fundraiser for the school's PTA. We enjoyed it; it was simple and easy to use.


Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

First, I want to give Kari a shout out!! She was fabulous! Any questions I had she answered quickly, even if it was after business hours or on the weekend. You have a real gem there, she was such a great support to me, especially since this was my first Read-a-Thon! Second, the Read-a-Thon platform is easy to navigate. I loved that I could advertise using the data FB and our school website with the links you provide. Third, online rewards was such a blessing! I didn't have to organize prizes! Thank you for a wonderful fundraiser! We will definitely put this on our calendar for September 2021! Mrs. Nancy Miller - ICCS Library Media Specialist


Lincoln Elementary School PTO

The most exciting part was to see the current status of the effort. It helped us stay motivated to reach our school goal. Wich we did!


Lowell Elementary PTSA

We met our goal! The kids read more than we ever imagined and we were kinda surprised that we raised as much as we did!


JF Dulles Elementary

We loved our experience with Read-A-Thon! Thanks for making fundraising so easy!


DaVinci Academy PTO

One of the easiest fundraisers out there, we love it!


Valley Grove Elementary

We did amazing with our Read a Thon!! We will definitely be doing this next year!! Thank you!!


Hatch Elementary School

Easy and interactive- appreciate the flyers and reminders. We had a problem with language we’d like to let you know about. About 50% of our students are Spanish speaking. 1. School district policy is that English/Spanish translation is the same. Thank you for putting Spanish on the back, but it has to be in color. 2. Wristbands need translation. 3. Posters need translations.


Starling Elementary

Thank you for providing a fabulous, fun, and easy fundraising experience.


Cumberland Valley Christian School

We thoroughly enjoyed our Read-A-Thon and I would like to thank you all for creating this platform for us to raise money for our school.


Sunset Primary

This was our second Read-a-Thon and we loved it! So easy and the support we received was wonderful! The only suggestion we would have, is adding a line about accepting cash donations at school that can be credited to reader accounts.


Shamrock Gardens Elementary

Awesome experience!


Cedars International Academy

I loved the data you offered. It would have been very helpful to target students that created a page but didn’t share it out. I wanted that data. I wanted to message just those people. I also wanted a few more options for pre-written messages. A possible big change- many of our parents use texting much more than email. We would have reached more people if we could text them instead of just email. Could you possibly collect phone numbers during page creation as well as email addresses?


All Saints Academy

The read a thon was very successful. We had some technology difficulties when using a mobile device but nothing we couldn't work around. Thank you for your support


Raton PTO

This read a thon was absolutely amazing!!! We loved your company and so thankful we found you! Everyone loved the way they could have their own page and keep track! Our teachers wished they could use this system all year round to keep track of their kiddos! So thank you!!!!


Grissom Elementary School

We enjoyed the Book-A-Thon! We met our goal and the students loved the reading sessions. This was our first Read-A-Thon and we brainstormed ideas to help us be even more excited next year.


Troy Intermediate School

We had a very positive experience with this Read-A-Thon and will plan to do it again next year!


International Leadership of Texas-NRH

Fundraising for books was such a great idea and great way to build up our school library. I believe people are willing to give more knowing it's going toward their child's education. I fell short of my goal for the classroom guided reading books we need, so plan on doing another one this spring.

Bradoaks Elementary

We picked this fundraiser for two reasons. We wanted to encourage reading at our school and because this was easier than other fundraisers that we have tried. The ReadAThon company didn't take such a huge chunk of our profits and it was super easy to use. The work was done for us and all we had to do is promote it! Great fundraiser!

International Leadership of Texas, Keller

Such a great opportunity to help raise money for books! We love the Read-A-Thon!!!

Jackson PTO

We enjoyed the Read-A-Thon. Our school is very happy with the support for our students and the reading programs our PTO will be able to provide as a result of our generous sponsors. Thank you to the Read-A-Thon company and all of the students, parents and families that helped support our goals.



We had a phenomenal turnout for our Read A Thon! The experience was great and pretty easy to manage. The only hinderance was for people who did not have online accessibility but we did send out some forms for cash donations and collected an additional $550! Thanks to all the support and the personalization forms for each child is what makes the difference, it made parents stop and read the paperwork we sent home. Excellent program, would totally recommend it to other groups!


Brockett Elementary School

Our first Read-a-Thon was great. It was easy to start, run and end it. When I have questions customer service was very helpful. I wish there was a way for my school to write a check for cash donations. We have a large population of parents who do not speak English they don't have Facebook, twitter or email. I know they would have donated cash if they could. Our school district is strict about how we deal with money and our school could only send cash donations to Read-a-Thon with a check but I was told you only accepted pay pal or credit cards.


MacGregor Elementary

This was a wonderful experience for our school and our students.


H. Clarke Powers School

This year was our third year and our best year yet!


All Saints Academy

Such a seamless fundraiser.


Munson Primary

We had a really great time doing the Read-a-thon. Everything was very easy to do. I wish I could have printed a report that showed me minutes they read at home, minutes from their teacher and minutes from admin. I wanted to reward students who read at home. Next year we are going to try the prizes embedded. Thank you for such a great fundraiser, so many of our kids loved reading and it motivated them.


Green Gables PTA

The read-a-thon went great. The glitches we've had in the past with the online interface have been improved and it was easy to use. Our school loves this fundraiser. We will likely do it again next year. Thanks! Cindy Pedrioli Green Gables Elementary PTA


Mallard Creek Stem Academy

This was so much fun for our readers! We were surprised by their motivation and even more surprised by the generous donations of our families.


Samuel L Gravely Elementary

We were able to come pretty close to our goal and are happy with the simplicity of the program. We will definitely have another Read - a - thon in a few years.

Ramtown School

We are ecstatic with the results of this read-a-thon! Not only did we raise more money than we could have ever imagined, but the students enjoyed the experience and the read-a -thon team couldn't have been more helpful! This was by far one of the best--if not, THE BEST fundraiser we have ever participated in!


Peoria Heights Grade School

We raised so much more money than we anticipated! This was so easy and great. We will definitely do a read a thon again!


St Vincent de Paul Catholic School

This fundraiser was so easy to implement and so motivating for our students! We'll definitely do this again!


North Terrace PTO

Love this easy to use fundraiser. I highly recommend other schools to use this read-a-thon program


Henry P. Mohr PTA

Read-A-Thon was such a great, easy to run fundraiser for our school. Our PTA wasn't sure how it would turn out and we guessed very low on our budget for this event. WE were surprised that we made over 5K more than we anticipated! Thank you for the quick turn around on paperwork, for all of the support setting it up. Our teachers were pleased with the simplicity of how it ran.

We will spread the word to other schools in our district about this easy to run fundraiser and we will gladly use it again in the future.

Thank you again,

Henry P Mohr PTA

Centennial Elementary School

We have really enjoyed the Read-a-Thon! We have had students of all grade levels spending more time than average digging into books, and the no-cost and low-cost incentives we used were really fun for the kids (and teachers). Everyone has found this to be a huge success for our readers. It was recommended that your company consider creating an app for parents to use. For parents with multiple students, it was quite a bit of work logging in and out each day into the various accounts, so a parent suggested an app with preset reading amount buttons (20 minutes, 30 minutes, etc.) that would allow them to click on their student's name, then the amount of time.


Thurmont Elementary Primary School

This was a great easy way to earn money for our school. Thank you!


Ella Baker PTA

This was such an easy fundraiser! Exceeded our expectations financially and reading goals!


South Elementary



Jackson PTO

Thank you for making it easy to manage this fundraiser at the school.


Poet Christian Elementary School PTSA

I think that the read-a-thon went really well over all. I had a few kids who had issues logging their minutes, but they were few and far between. I think that the cash donations we receive should be totaled and then deducted from what is sent to us, instead of requiring a credit card or check to make the donation. It just seems like a lot of work on both ends to manage that.


Sandycreek Elementary

This read-a-thon was an AMAZING fundraiser for our school! It was so easy to set up and run. We will definitely be using your company again next spring!


Ella Baker PTA

It was very tech-friendly, and both Stephanie and Kari were helpful. Thank you,


Bulloch Academy

This was our first Read-a-Thon and it exceeded my expectations! Parents sent emails/text about how much they loved this form of fund raising compared to fundraisers in the past. We will definitely participate in Read-a-Thons in the future.


Maltby Elementary PTO

Everything went great, one comment I would make is that on the paperwork that is sent including dates of the event. I didn't realize it wasn't on there so it was a bit confusing for parents. Otherwise we look forward to doing this again!


Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary

The whole process was easier than I expected it to be and we raised more money than I ever thought we would. If your school is looking for a way to raise money without being burdened with a lot of details and extra work, I highly recommend you give this a try.


Jefferson Elementary School PTA

I think the read-a-thon was a great fundraiser. The only suggestion that I have is to note on the flyers that cash donations can be sent to the school as it was difficult relaying the message to our parents.

United Way of Clark County

Another great Read-a-thon! Thank you for providing such an easy way to raise funds for our worthwhile cause. It's great to not have to handle any money, to get kids excited about reading and to provide us with all the tools needed in one handy place.


White Oak Primary

I am more and more pleased each year with Read A Thon. Our students and parents love this fundraiser!


Treetops School International

this was a great motivator for our students to read and track their reading activities! The benefit of not having to sell product was an added bonus!


Laguna Elementary PTO

I made a lot of flyers for emailing to families. I would have loved a template (now I have them for the future) and more fun clip art to put on flyers. :) Otherwise, it went great!


SMES Media Center

Every aspect of the Read-A-Thon was great! 


PS 281 PTA

We had a slow start but once the teachers started promoting, it went very well. We did have quite a few readers report issues getting their secret codes; it would have been helpful to have the secret code look-up live but I gather our event ran just before that feature was implemented. We also had a few parents report issues posting encouraging messages to their readers; that issue was never resolved, which is a little disappointing.


St. Joseph Catholic School

Our school has had a wonderful experience with our Read A Thon! It was so easy to enter all of the students and class information prior to the event, and very easy for our families to share on social media and promote our event!. We will be using again in the future!


Parents-As-Leaders, Inc

The support for this event from Tiffany was wonderful. Thank you.


Westerly Elementary School

I love this easy to use and quick fundraiser. Our top 3 readers with sponsors received a KINDLE! I find that if you provide incentives along the way, students are super excited and more willing to participate. For the second year in a row, we raised over $9,000.00. The money that comes back to us is being saved for new and replacement playground equipment.


White Oak Primary

This was the first year for our school to participate in a Read A Thon fundraiser. We were very pleased with the result. It was efficient, easy to manage, fun, and our profit was more than expected! We will participate again!!
White Oak Primary School

Dickinson Elementary

It was an amazing experience for all of our kids!!!!


Bethany Christian Academy

This was our first year doing a Read-a-thon, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. It was easy to setup and communicate with teachers and readers. It would be great if there was a way to set multiple goal settings for each student, class, or school in regards to how many minutes to read or how much to raise.


Monarch Grove Elementary School PTA

Our Read-A-Thon went smooth, especially during this time of school at home. It was a great easy, virtual fundraiser that was minimal effort aside from social media and email posts. The only comment we had from anyone within our student body was that the requests for money from parents was worded and made certain people feel as though they were being called a not so great parent if they didn't donate more money. They page that says "Most Parents, Superhero Parents, Super Star Parent, etc". Our PTA as a whole who hosted the Read-A-Thon felt as though it was a very user friendly and easy to run fundraiser. Thank you, Miranda


Waverly Park Elementary PTA

The Read-A-Thon was a great event for our school and students. Students were motivated to read and earn prizes. 


London Towne ES PTA Read-A-Thon

This was a very easy fundraiser to do and we look forward to doing it again.


Copper Creek Elementary

This fundraiser was very simple to run and put on. We made good money for our beginning of the year kick off. but decided for next year we will wait til spring to do as a final kick off to the school year and it will help us have more time to promote the event.

Jeannette McKee Elementary

We love this fundraiser! The only challenging part is setting up the often doesn’t center and turns sideways.

Myersville Elementary School

It was great to have no money pass hands. Everyone was on a credit card. It was fun to see the total everyday. My only suggestion would be the prizes. We had a lot of certificates and only 3 prizes. The pen could be better quality. Kids said it didn't work after a day.


Myersville Elementary School

It was great to have no money pass hands. Everyone was on a credit card. It was fun to see the total everyday. My only suggestion would be the prizes. We had a lot of certificates and only 3 prizes. The pen could be better quality. Kids said it didn't work after a day.


Rylander Elementary PTA

It was an easy and fun experience!


Rosa Parks Elementary 4th Grade

This was an AMAZING event and can't wait for next year!


Desert Springs Prep Elementary

This was a wonderful and successful fundraiser for our school. We received lots of positive feedback from staff, parents and students. We plan to run this again in the fall as our main fundraiser for the year! Very impressed


Armstrong Elementary

This was a fantastic fundraiser for us! Thank you!!


Centre Ridge Elementary PTA

Read-A-Thon is great! It's an easy fundraiser and best of all, it gets our students reading.


Highland Elementary School

The read-a-thon went very well! It exceeded our expectations for the first one. We will definitely be doing another one in the future. It was super easy and our rep Tiffany was very helpful!



This went really well. Kari was amazing, as she always is. My only negative comment is that the prizes were not so great this year so I feel like we should have been warned as I might have changed our prize option.


Calvary Episcopal Preparatory

another great event, thanks


Glenwood Elementary School

Our Read-A-Thon we a great experience this year. It is such an easy fundraiser to do, while promoting Reading!


Webberville Elementary

Our first attempt at Read-A-Thon was a great success! During the pandemic we needed a fundraiser that didn’t require volunteers or selling merchandise. This was perfect. It was very simple to set up and easy to use during the fundraiser. Support was fantastic. The option of sharing information online and using all the RAT prompts were invaluable. We are so happy to have tried it and will definitely do another one next year!


Henry P. Mohr PTA

I have mixed feedback about the new prize model. I liked that prizes were given concurrently with the read a thon. However, I did not like the lack of prizes. I have struggled greatly to come up with enough prizes on my own, and it's eating into our profit more as a result. Also, I really would like you to keep this year's records for our school so we can plan better for next year. I would love to see how many supporters we had, what the mean donation was, and how many donations were at the $25, $100, etc. It would be very helpful for next year's planning.



Love Read-A-Thon!!


Mays Chapel PTO

This was aMAYSing for Mays Chapel!

Super easy to use and the kids loved it. Thanks for a great experience.

New Emerson PTO

Our read a thon was so smooth! The kids had a blast and was one of most successful fundraisers!


Granada Islamic School

The Read-a-thon was a good fundraiser, however this time around our teachers were not able to use their dashboard properly nor receive the emails. Found out that the emails were entered wrong on most of the teachers. Thank you for all your support throughout.


Saratoga Elementary School PTA

Our school loved it! We would probably have another READ-A-THON EOY! The only feedback is to give sponsors a choice to remain anonymous or not while submitting their comment


Washington Elementary

This was definitely a success. We doubled and then some our donations from last year. I would say that’s a success!!


Grant Line Elementary

I have been pleasantly surprised at how well our read-a-thon did at our school. We had approximately 38% of students participate. We exceeded my personal goal of $5800. The staff was great to work with and the supplies were awesome. This is by far the best fundraiser I’ve personally contributed to. We are changing of the guards this year at our PTO, but I would chair this event again in a heartbeat for our school.


Jeannette McKee Elementary

Another great year...thank you!


Uplift Grand Preparatory- Primary

Our first Read-A-Thon went much better than expected. We are so excited to have our scholars read more and raise money for our school in the process. The RAT team made it extremely simple, and now that we have completed our first one, we can definitely say it will not be our last. Thank you RAT team!


Charles W Springmyer Elementary School

We use Read-a-Thon every year to fund our Accellerated Reader progrom. It is easy and fun for the students. Cyndi A. Springmyer Elementary School Secretary


Meadowview Elementary

Wonderful Experience!


White Pine Charter School PFA

We love the Read-A-Thon format. The Read-A-Thon team makes fundraising easy, from the printed materials to the support from your awesome Staff! Our kids love that they get to choose their own prizes. This is our second year and we exceeded have our fundraising goal each year!!!


Laguna Elementary PTO

It was great. Although our numbers were not what I was hoping for-it was a very busy couple of weeks. Now that we know what to expect, we will set up committees and greatly improve our numbers next year. :)


Shippensburg Area Intermediate School

This is our very first Read-A-Thon and it was such a fantastic experience! The Read-A-Thon team was awesome and so very helpful, always available to answer questions. Our school had a fun time reading, what a great way to raise money! Thank you for the opportunity and look forward to doing it again next year.


Sallas Mahone Elementary

This was our second Read-a-Thon and we did better this year than we did last year!


Rains Elementary School

This is our 2nd year to participate and we LOVE it! It is so easy to manage and the students and parents enjoy it so much.


WHL Wells Elementary PTA

The system and staff were incredibly user-friendly. This was a fantastic program.


Meadow View Elementary PTO

This was great! Thank you for your support!


Lombardy Elementary School

Our first Read-a-Thon went great! We ended up getting more readers registered and more donations than I thought we would our first time doing this. I hope to make this a yearly event at Lombardy Elementary.


MHSA Fundraiser

We just received our last payment from Read A Thon. We wanted to wait to leave this testimonial until we had finished the entire process. We had a wonderful experience throughout the entire set up, management, and close out. Any technical issues we had where taken care of quickly. We have run many fundraisers and this was by far one of the easiest! And the students really enjoyed participating. We would definitely do this again in the future.

Flint Lake Elementary PTO

It went very smooth despite school covid issues! Otherwise, as a new pto member... I had zero issues. Thank you!


Thomas Crossroads Elementary PTO

Kari provided us with amazing support. The program is put together well and easy to facilitate.


Midway Elementary PTO

This was a great and EASY fundraiser. It was our first year so we'll learned some ways to promote more for next time. Thank you for all your prompt replies and help.


the Bear Path PTA

Our Read-A-Thon was such an awesome experience. The students had so much fun and were so excited about reading! We doubled our fundraiser goal and it was so easy! The program is so organized and carefully planned out. The Read-A-Thon staff is always on hand and available to answer any question we had along the way. We will definitely host another Read-A-Thon next year.


Lowery Elementary

Love, love, love the experience we had with Read-A-Thon! Your support staff is amazing and made starting a breeze. Our students were so excited to log their minutes and classes were competing for who had read more. Kids were talking about reading at the bus stops and during lunches. The notes friends and family could leave when making donations were so inspiring to our students.


West Friendship Elementary

It would be better if the sign up page was directed at parents/guardians instead of at the child-- we had an issue with some children cheating their minutes, and tried to make parents take over all data entry, but the messaging directly from was contradictory. I can't imagine we're the only school that has had kids cheat, and it's a frustrating thing to deal with.


Dickinson Elementary

It was fantastic! I got sick in the middle with the flu so I didn't personally get to promote to the kids as much as usual. But it all turned out great!


The Academy of Moore County

Thanks again Kari for all of your help! You always answered my emails promptly! I really appreciate all of your help!! Sometimes navigating the website wasn’t always feasible if I was at work, and there questions about different things! Again, thank you for your patience and help this year?


Lake George Elementary PTA

It was a great experience and fund raiser. Our board is mostly new to this and we look forward to getting more corporate sponsorships next year.


Covenant Christian School

This was excellent for our school. So easy to manage and run. We will definitely have a Read A Thon once a year for our school.


St. Stephen-St. Edward School

We surpassed our goal, raising over $8,000 and our students read over 29,000 minutes! Thank you for making this such a fun and easy way to raise money for and increase reading at our school!


Springdale Elementary School PTO

We loved our Read-A-Thon experience! The students were so excited and it could not have been any easier to manage! We raised over $7000.00 in just 2 weeks!


Frank C. Martin PTSA

This was a very engaging and rewarding experience for students and parents. Thanks for making this a viable fundraising option.


Swan River Montessori Charter School

We have come to love this fundraiser. Super easy to make/receive donations and promotes literacy. LOVE!


Whiteman Elementary School

This program made our read-thon so much easier to manage!


Alvin S. Hatch Elementary

Our Read-A-Thon went really well! The Read-A-Thon folks were super helpful anytime I had a question and answered really quickly. Also we got started really late (*I* got started really late), and they shipped out materials ASAP to get us going. Super customer service. Thanks!


Muraski Elementary PTA

Overall just a few things that would be better, mostly from a technology standpoint. If people want to donate, and it is not possible to do with some systems, it would be great if that info was relayed to the people trying to donate. It was not clear that they should use paypal. We had quite a few users very frustrated. I don't want to lose any potential money because people can't get the system to work.


PTC Patlan

This was our 1st attempt at any kind of A-Thon and we LOVED it! We will definitely do this again.


Wyoming Elementary

Thank you for the support around the READ-A-THON. It was a great experience and fun to watch the students work as a class around their goals. It would be great to have sample prizies to show students.


Jeannette McKee Elementary

This fundraiser was so simple to facilitate and easy to track. It was a welcomed change to selling the same items over the years. Not to mention, we raised just as much money! Highly recommended!

Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School PTA

It went really well! Unfortunately, we did not hit what we did last year do to Covid-19.


Bitz Gators

Our students and their parents loved it. As the Read-A-Thon school contact person, I loved it tool It was fun and easy. Thank you!


Lake County Baptist School

I loved the new way to contact potential businesses, but I was disappointed it didn't generate any responses/leads. :(


Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School PTO

Many positive experiences and feed back from families and teachers. Kids loved to see their progress tracked everyday. We had a few issues particular to our school that was not compatible with the Read-A-Thon system and that we did not anticipate before the start of our fundraiser. First, our school is a private with grades PreK thru 8th. While the Read-A-Thon was perfect for our elementary school and younger, it was not a good fit for our middle schoolers. Our PTO tried to adapt it to make it age appropriate by offering our own challenges and activities but those students were still reluctant to activate accounts or fundraise given that the target audience of the Read-A-Thon system is obviously younger. Second, we were unaware that the flyers and materials would automatically include dress-down day announcements. This was not approved by our school prior to the planning of the event but there was not an option to modify the print outs. Finally, the school administration would not allow student's names to be entered into a "third party website" until parents were given the opportunity to "opt-out". We were delayed in preparing/advertising our fundraiser because of the need to communicate and gather responses from all families in our school In all, our school was happy with the money raised and using the Read-A-Thon system. Thank you for working with us.


Mary Lilliard Intermediate

I LOVE this fundraiser! It is so easy and it encourages our kids to read!



Wonderful! Thank you!



We enjoyed the read-a-thon very much, and plan on participating again next year. Thank you!


Shamrock Gardens Elementary

The Read-A-Thon experience was amazing! Our scholars were extremely motivated and enjoyed the challenge of reading as many minutes possible. This event was a huge success.


Cole Valley Christian School

Everything ran smoothly.


Trinity Lutheran School

This went wonderfully! The kids loved it and it was fun to promote in the school.


Grissom Elementary

Thank you, it went well.


St Paul Lutheran

Our Read A Thon went really well! In this time of uncertainty I wasn't sure how we would do but I was very pleased by the amount we received. I also appreciated several of the improvements from last year such as the improved dashboard.


St. Martha's School

Amazing fundraiser


Beaumont Elementary

This was the first fundraiser I’ve ever run by myself. I was shocked by how easy made it. The website interface was easy to understand and user-friendly. I would definitely recommend using to raise money for our school.


Greenbriar West Elementary PTA

Great! Extremely easy to work with.


Killingworth Elementary School PTO

This was an amazing fundraiser for our school. Everything ran incredibly well. We will be doing this again next year!


Hilltop Elementary

We love using you for our Read-A-Thon. This is an easy fundraiser while promoting reading. It's been fun to watch the students compete for the "Top Minutes Read" spot. We will you use you again next school year.


Cora Spencer Elementary

The read a thon once again has been a very successful and easy fundraiser.


Norwood-Norfolk Elementary School

Super easy, successful and fun fundraiser!


J.W. Alvey Elementary School

We love our read-a-thon! We plan to do it again next year.


PS 175Q

Everything was fine. It would be great if you offered more rupees of printable awards


Timber Ridge Elementary

This was great! I love how easy it was for EVERYONE! We will definitely be participating in a Read-a-Thon next year.


Sandia Base Elementary School

We were overwhelmed with the phenomenal amount of support for our Read-A-Thon this year! We greatly surpassed the goal we set for our school this year.


Trinity PTA

We couldn't be more pleased with the Read-a-thon! The students were excited about reading and sharing their love of reading with others. The dashboard made the experience of monitoring the progress painless and we made more money than anyone thought possible given our demographics.

Woodrow Cummins Elementary

Thank you so much for helping us raise money for our school library. I appreciate all of the work that is done on your end -- that makes things so much easier on MY end! I also appreciate how responsive customer service always is when I have a question. Kari -- thank YOU!!!


Proctor Terrace Elementary

We had a wonderful experience with our Read-a-thon. The staff at your site were incredibly helpful and we will absolutely be doing this again in the future.


St. Patrick Catholic School

We were very pleased with the success of our Read-a-thon! It was a meaningful and easy fundraiser to hold. We will be looking to participate in the coming years!


Glenvar Elementary School PTA

Our first Read a Thon was a wonderful experience. We had many readers excited about reading! We expect to do this again next year.


East Brookfield Elementary

Our school loved our Read-a-Thon! We are pleasantly surprised with how much money we raised in just two weeks. The communication through the website (especially the reports) was fabulous as was the color-copied personalized materials that were provided for each student. We could not have asked for anything more and plan on doing this again next year for our Read Across America Celebration in March. Thank you!!!!


Dudley PTO

For our second year in a row the Read A Thon was a great success for our schools!


St. Walter Catholic School

The Read-a-thon was awesome! Not only did it inspire our students to read more, we raise money for our school. The process to sign up was super easy, materials were printed and sent to our school for distribution to our students' families, and the website keeps accurate information for administrators and teachers to check to verify participation.


Jeannette McKee Elementary

This continues to be a great fundraiser for our school. We are on our fourth year!


StarChild Academy

Overall, it was a great experience for our school. We raised more money than we ever thought we would. Students were excited to get involved and loved our reading sessions during the school day. I would like to see the website improved. I found that the website took a while to load and I had to refresh the page several times throughout the last few weeks because the site seemed to be malfunctioning (the text box wouldn't allow me to type anything or the page itself would just be blank). When teachers entered in a class reading, sometimes the white box that popped up to let you know the time had been entered wouldn't go away after clicking "okay," and then the session would be doubled, resulting in admin having to go in and adjusting the times. Again, overall, it was a great experience; I would just like to see the technology part of this fundraiser improved. Thank you!


H. Clarke Powers School

Our Best Read-A-Thon yet!


Divine Mercy Academy

This is our 3rd read a thon. Each time we have one the read a thon representatives have been extremely helpful. I belong to the Friends of the Free Dover Public Library in Dover, NJ and hope to start a read a thon there as well. Thank you


Union Elementary PTO

Had a great experience, the only downside was the material that went home with the students needed more information about the event on it.

East Brookfield Elementary

This was our school's 2nd year participating and we are absolutely in love with this Read-a-Thon experience! By far the easiest and most successful fundraiser we have been a part of!


Wright Denny

What an amazingly easy and fun fundraiser!!! Can’t wait to do it again next year!!!


Watkins Stars

This was our best Read-a-Thon yet! We love our yearly event!


Rosholt Elementary PTO

This was a great, safe way to fundraise during the COVID-19 pandemic! Thanks for all you did to help!


Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary

The Read-a-thon was terrific. We raised over $2,000 more than last year and our readers logged thousands of minutes. Some students showed improvement in their Accelerated Reader scores during the Read-a-thon as well. There was much excitement on campus because students could see their minutes being recorded and the R.A.T bucks they earned each day.


Warren Elementary PTA

This was our first Read-A-Thon and I think it was a big success. We encouraged students to read and were able to celebrate all students, regardless of how much money they raised (our school is very socioeconomically diverse). We raised a lot of money, despite school being virtual due to the pandemic. I think we would raise even more money during a normal school year.


Eagle Grove Elementary

This was our first time doing Read-a-thon. It was a great experience. We didn't raise what we thought possible but we have a very poor community, even our businesses struggle to stay open. After talking with many teachers and participants, comments were made that it would be nice to have PayPal or Venmo as a choice to make payments. Other than that, it went very well. We appreciate all the assistance given in our beginning stages, Kari was great.


Davenport A Elementary

We are amazed on well our Read-a-thon went!! Our students were so excited to read and log their minutes! We were blown away with the amount support we had!


Lake County Baptist School

I'd prefer my first automatic reward to require kids to set up an account AND send it to 3 people. I would also like to be able to print a list when they hit a threshold of 100 dollars or 3 supporters (2 prizes we added). Overall, great program. Will use again!


Tatanka PTO

Your staff is immensely helpful and make it so easy with your website to host this event/fundraiser! We coincide Read-A-Thon with I Love to Read month! This year we raised over $7,000 and read over 90,000 minutes!


Redbud Run Elementary

Our Read-A-Thon was wonderful. We has so much positive feedback from parents!


Edgemont Elementary PTA

The read-a -thon was a success for the first time running it


Northview Elementary School

This was our 1st Read-a-thon and it exceeded our expectations! We were able to raise double what was expected. Students loved the incentives of staff members doing wacky activities when we reached donation milestones.


Ebb Valley Elementary School PTO

We weren't sure how much to expect to raise from this as it was our first. But we were pleased with the overall experience and the amount raised, especially since it did not create any extra expenses. The few kinks our donators experienced were quickly resolved. Admin website was very user friendly and Kari was a huge help whenever we had questions.


Franklin Monroe Elementary

The Read-A-Thon was a great way to raise money and support education at the same time.

Park Slope North Child Development Center

We just needed more of the larger read a thon posters. otherwise, it was a complete success!


Live Oak Middle School

This was the easiest fundraiser ever!


Witchcraft Heights Elementary School

This fundraiser went really well! The students read a lot and the money raised will help our school with field trips and books.


Fishburn Park PTA

Read -A-Thon is the best fund raiser we have had in many years! We loved that it promoted reading while earning money for our PTA!


San Fernando Valley Academy

It went well for the effort. We didn't get participation from the high school. They were not interested in the rewards that were given life free recess etc.


Big Sky Elementary

Our Read-a-thon was amazing. The website was so easy for all of our students and staff to access and use. Read-a-thon’s support staff was extremely helpful with any questions we had as well as easy to get ahold of.


Bethel Academy

We had a great experience with our fundraiser! Thank you for giving us this opportunity and we will gladly be back next year! Bethel Academy


Brooklyn Blue Feather PTO

This was a true success! We loved the fact the staff can be involved in fundraising for their classes, and the group webpage helped us fundraise with staff who weren’t tied to specific rooms and students. We would love to be able to handle communications better- our parents largely disregarded messages sent from the Colby address, if you could develop a way to reach everyone and plug-in the school name as sender somehow would be awesome. We would also like an option for parents to donate their RAT bucks to the school if they do not want to spend in the RAT store.


South Elementary

It was a great experience again. We did it in correlation with Virginia Reads One Book which worked well. You all do a great job of making this program user friendly. We personally thank you so much for helping our school earn much needed funds in a time that other funds are very limited.


Greenbriar West Elementary PTA

Great readathon!


Emereau Bladen

Our very first read-a-thon went GREAT!!!


Casey Elementary

Our school's Read-A-Thon went very well this year! We were able to double the amount we raised last year. Everyone was very excited to raise money to support our school's library media center. We will definitely be doing it again next year!


Denton ISD Dyslexia Department

The children and teachers look forward to the Read-A-Thon each year. Out-of-town family members feel that they have a part in helping the school. Reading is the main focus and the children are rewarded with prizes. It's a bonus for all participates. The company was helpful, friendly, and prompt. It's the most well organized, hassle-free, easiest fund raiser ever!


Denton ISD Dyslexia Department

Our department has gone so quickly that our budget couldn't keep up. This Read-A-Thon was focused on students reading and it gave a way for their families to support them even if they didn't live close. The company was very supportive and positive. They were always available to answer my questions. It has been the best fund raising experience EVER!.


Harrison Intermediate School

I loved using your Read-a-thon. It was just great that all the tracking was done and so easy to keep up with the status of our event. One problem I had was with the Cash Donations tab. When I tried to submit payment the transaction did not go through. I would either get no message, just a blank screen, or a message saying my bank card had expired, which it had not. Both, Scott in your tech support group and Kari Styne were very proactive in helping me process the transactions. Your support materials are excellent, as well as your customer support.

Lindbergh Elementary School

Our school absolutely loved this Read-a-Thon! We are very excited about the money that was raised for our school. We look forward to having another Read-a-Thon next year. Thank you!!


Parkway Elementary School

Our first Read-A-Thon was a great success! A fundraiser that encouraged the joy of reading while raising money for new technology in our school!

Positive Direction Basketball

This was a great way to encourage our basketball teams to read and we raised money along the way!

Keller Regional Gifted Center Elementary

Hi Read-a-Thon, Kari was great and very helpful throughout the process! One suggestion for improvement is to make improve the software user interface. The business support portal and email system can be better - it is somewhat confusing. Best regards, Kevin


Stowe Elementary PTO

We think this fundraiser was a great success. We had some teachers really take this and run with it, while others didn't even seem to mention it to their kids. We plan on doing this next year, but with experience on our side, we will try and engage the teachers more. Overall, this was super easy, well organized and a great way to raise money and encourage reading. Thank you!


Laguna Elementary PTO

It really is good. This year we didn't have anyone directly in charge and it virtually ran itself. We now have a couple of volunteers who say they would like to be part next we hope to make it bigger and better. :)


Bentley Elementary PTA

All in all, it went well for a Title 1 School. Ways to improve - 1. Include cash donation forms that can be sent home with children. As a Title 1 school, this would have been helpful. 2. Have a way to add sponsors who are donating items not money. For example, we are having a pizza party and we couldn't add the pizza place that donated pizza.


Wilburton Elementary

We were extremely pleased with this fundraiser and look forward to doing it again in the future. Our students came each day ready to read or have the teacher read to them. We also had community leaders come into our PK-3rd grade classes and read to them each day at 2:00 for three days.

Our entire community got behind this fundraiser and we loved it!

Thank You,

Miss Gilmore

Swans Creek Elementary

This was an easy fun way to make money. Our parents always say..."I would rather just write a check than buy something I don't want!"... this was a chance to do that while promoting reading! Double win! Angela Roth Swans Creek Elementary President.

St Paul Lutheran

I was really pleased with how easy this fundraiser was and how much we made. We will definitely be back next year!


Reed Elementary PTA

The only comment was people wanted the option to donate less than $15 online..., but as the admin I'd say keep it the way it is!!! ;)

Picadome Elementary School PTA

We really enjoyed the ease of your program. We were able to raise more funds than we expected in a short period of time. I wish there were ways to remedy duplicate readers more easily. Some of our readers had an account created at school and then created a secondary account at home. This made our reporting incorrect and required hand-counting of information on number of minutes read. I also wish there were more reports. I would like to know which teachers created class minutes and populated their classes. Finally, I wish you had more facebook ready promotional material. We ended up using screenshots more often than not and feel this area could be improved.


Rincon Valley Christian School

Love it, easy to use, administer, get people involved. Families love it too


Connolly School PTA

Our Read-a-thon went great. We raised more than we did last year. The site is great


Ygnacio Valley Christian School

I probably had it open for too long. But not too shabby


Williams Elementary School

The Read-A-Thon is great! It is a great way to raise money and encourage the students to read. The teachers had good feedback about the fundraiser and I exceeded my fundraising goal. The only thing that could improve my experience would be the reports. I would like more robust reports, with more information. I'd like to be able to run a report for a date range, and I would like the report to be in an Excel file format, not a CSV.


Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts

Another record setting year for Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts! I will NEVER do another type of library fundraiser as we LOVE Read-a-Thon.


Freire Charter Middle School

I love the Read-A-Thon!! It encourages students to read while fundraising for our Literacy Center.


Ladd Lane School

We were very pleased with the Read-a-thon!!! The classes had contests with each other. A very fun program. I had a lot of questions and your staff was amazing. We will be doing this every year and probably twice a year from now on.


Sherman Elementary PTSA

This was the first time Sherman Elementary PTSA participated in the Read-A-Thon. What a great way to raise money for the school and not have to sell chocolate. Sherman will most definitely be raising money with Read-A-Thon next year. The support and staff were amazing! Sincerely, Jenny Boyle Sherman Elementary PTSA President


Bitz Intermediate School

The Read-a-Thon was easy to administer, the students loved it, and we hit our goal within the two weeks schedule. A win-win-win.


Andersen Elementary

This year went great, I like the changes you made in your system since last year! The teachers and families really appreciate the ease of this program. Thank you!!


South Elementary

Thus far it has been a great experience. We would certainly do it again.

South Elementary

The program was great. The students were excited and it was limited work on an already overloaded staff and faculty.

Lake Youngs PTSA

The online donation function works very well. However, the reporting function doesn’t work very well. It was extremely difficult to track prizes when we tried to hand them out twice a week.


Clow PTA

The Read-A-Thon was great! This platform is so easy to use! My only suggestion would be to show readers the top five like the admin. It creates competition and they try even harder to raise/read more right at the end. Other than that, this was a great fundraiser! Thank you so much!


Open Door Christian School PTF

The communications with the Read-A-Thon was fantastic!


Northeast Elementary

This was super easy and students loved hearing the top 5 stats each morning. I was impressed with how well organized all the materials were and how quickly they arrived.


Fallsington elementary school

It was great! The only thing i would change is a little more information on the hand outs to the children and parents. I had to explain a lot at first


Whiteman Elementary School

We enjoyed having all the materials provided for us. The website for admins was easy to navigate. Your customer service was wonderful and thorough to all questions and concerns we had during our read-a-thon.


Westover Magnet Elementary School PTO

This was our first On Line Read-a-Thon and we couldn't be happier with our experience. It is a great platform to use for years to come!


Knoxville Elementary PTO

This was our first time doing a Read-a-Thon and I think it went great, and we plan to use it again in the future to help support our Elementary PTO!



We are so happy with our turnout. We surpassed our fundraising goal!


Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Read-a-thon was a great fundraiser! It was super easy and went really well. It re-energized our students and their love for reading.


Minneola Elementary Charter School

Great and easy to administer.


Saint Andrew School

We love how simple it was to raise money and how easy we could find students, do rewards and easy for our Parents and staff. We will do this again!


Parowan Elementary PTO

Super Easy! This is our second read-a-thon and it was very smooth. I do like how they can earn prizes for both donations and minutes read. Two possible suggestions... We have had parents request a pledge type model... so they could come on and pledge that they will pay $.25 for each minute their child reads.. then it encourages the children to read rather than just a flat donation. Secondly, it would be very helpful if the date printed for EACH individual reward would show. Instead, the last time an award was given to a student shows on the printout. For example... if a student gets their ice cream reward on 02/12 ... then gets their treasure chest item on 2/14, the comprehensive list will show that all items were awarded on 2/14. We also had some students that got double rewards because the system pulled them up for rewards on multiple days.


Lackland PTSO

It was great!


DISD Dys. Dept.

Since I have such a large district, this fund raiser was PERFECT. The staff were quite helpful and friendly. It was the easiest way to make money I've ever tried! Thanks Read-A-Thon!


Lowcountry Leadership Charter School

This was one of the easiest fundraisers we have done! We had amazing participation!


Eagle Rock Elementary School - 6th Grade

Thank you for providing an easy to implement platform for raising money! It was pleasure working with all of you. I enjoyed the ease of gathering and sharing data for each class and each reader. Thank you again!


STAR Academy PS 63

It was super easy and it was great way for parents and families to support the school readers! It is our biggest fundraiser of the year!



This fundraiser is AMAZING! I feel that people are more willing to donate to students reading efforts than to purchasing an item.


New Prague Middle School

You made doing the Read-a-thon very easy and it was user friendly. We had a great experience and did well our first time. We will be looking into continuing this every year!


Bethlehem Elementary

What a fun easy to manage fundraiser!


Denbigh Early Childhood Center

It was an amazing experience! I am overwhelmed by the generousity of our students and families! Thanks for providing this awesome platform!


Parkway School PTA

The Read-a-thon was another successful event for our PTA. Students participate. The tools were fairly easy to use, I wish there was one button were you could just download all the activity by each day and download one final report. An Admin tool not a by reader or by teacher just one report that downloads everything with one click at the end of the program.


Columbia Christian School

This was the first year we have used an online form for the read-a-thon and everyone from the teachers and parents enjoyed how simple it was. We saw an increase in participation, reading, and sponsors which all helped us reach our goal and more. I highly recommend Read-a-thon! You will love working with their team and their system. Columbia Christian in Portland, Oregon


Sanfordville PTA

Our Read-a-Thon was a success! Some parents felt the initial form that went home didn't include enough of an explanation. Otherwise, we received positive feedback.


Lee F. Jackson PTA

We absolutely loved the ease of use of the website and the customer service support.

Two suggestions:

1) The free bracelets for the children really should be upgraded to plastic ones. The paper ones are too much of a hassle to put on the children.

2) There should be a place dedicated to showcase non-monetary sponsors. Not all companies support a Read-a-Thon with money and they should still be recognized. A smaller button with no link or a logo that appears in a different location would be ideal. A small fee can be paid for the activation if necessary.

Shallowford Presbyterian School

Great experience! So easy and super positive feedback from our school families!


South Salem Elementary

We had the best experience ever! Looking forward to next year!


Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark

The read a thon went great. The printed materials that were provided were extremely helpful.


Roberts Elementary School

We had some issues with data being lost or missing at the beginning, but the team was great at handling it and also was very responsive to requests. I wish the interface was a little cleaner and the site was more user friendly, but overall we are happy so far.


Omaha Christian Academy

Our Read-A-Thon went well. We received a lot of positive feedback regarding how user friendly the website was.


Montessori Day Schools

Children had a great time. It created good competition between the classrooms. But best of all they had fun.


Marian Bergeson Elementary PTA

This was a great fundraising campaign for an otherwise difficult school year. It allowed students and parents to get engaged with the school event without risk of social gatherings. I would highly recommend.


Roosevelt Elementary

This was the first online fundraiser for our school. I was very impressed with how simple everything went. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks for making it a wonderful experience.


United Way of Clark County

What a great way to fundraise for your own school or a charitable organization! We wanted to raise money to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library which recently came to our community so decided to try this as our charitable fundraiser. It could not have been easier. I only had to upload staff and students and the rest was taken care of. Everything was super organized, no money to handle, no goods to distribute and kids were reading like crazy. We offered a small incentive for our top readers and fundraisers (throwing a pie in a staff members face) and talked it up on announcements each day. We raised almost $5,000 in just two weeks. Prizes came packaged by teacher and teachers said it was very easy from their standpoint as well. We plan to do a Read-a-Thon each year in conjunction with Read Across America week and donate the money to this great cause, improving literacy in our community.

Leetonia Elementary School

For our first time in such a small district I feel we did a great job, We should make 6,000.00. No other principal in this district has made this much money. We are in a very poor district in Columbiana County. I would love to do a Read-A-Thon again next year. It was very easy. One thing I would do differently is send out letters to businesses a lot sooner.

Thank you for all the help and support!

Eagle View Elem Pequot Lakes PTA

This is our 2nd read-a-thon with you and we love it! It's so easy and takes almost no volunteers to run.

Middletown Elementary School

I am holding off comment until we go through the prize phase. I am hoping there is a decent selection of prizes for the students. Truthfully, I expected to receive more donation. 25% to give up seems like a lot based on what we took in.


Gold River Discovery Center PTO

We'd love some way to do different prize lists, one for K-5 and one for 6-8th because we are a K-8 school and our middle schoolers aren't interested in group prizes, or being called out for making goals.


St. Vincent School

Thank you! Choosing Option 3 helped us raise more money than last year. Looking forward to another next year.


Montessori Day Schools

Went well the children enjoyed it.


PS 159

We absolutely loved hosting our Second Annual Read-A-Thon! I do know that we had a lot of technology difficulties towards the beginning. The one suggestion is that when the timer is done, there should be a bell or some kind of sound to show that time is up.


The Children Garden

Our Read-a-thon wen very well. You made it very easy for us. Working with children is a fast paced business. I am positive that we will be working with you in the future.


Sunnyslope Elementary PTA

We love doing our annual read-a-thon. Students, teachers, and parents look forward to this fundraiser every year.


Lincoln Elementary

This was our 2nd year participating in the Read-A-Thon and raised over $5,000. What a wonderful fundraiser and event for our school. I am hoping with all that is going on in the world right now that we will still get to celebrbate with our Author visit in May! Many thanks for a wonderful experience. Michelle Blum Lincoln School Edison


Eureka Public Schools

It has been great! We've raised 3,000 and have only had to read to do it! Hoping we can get a bit more in the next week or so. I won't be the librarian next year so I don't know if they will do it again, but I hope so!


Charles Russell Elementary

We really loved this fundraiser. Things were very easy to follow for the most part. We talked and do wish there was a way for there to be a shorter log in for the students. Maybe the first time could be the big log in but then maybe they could make their own passwords or something. Some days the rewards were not accurate. I would check on the overall awards and things would not always show up. Otherwise we loved the program and how it was set up. We can't wait for next year.


Gaston Elementary

Our Read-A-Thon did better than expected. It was our first year and I didn't know what to expect but it was easy, effective, and students were reading!! We will definitely do another one next year. Thanks for the great service.


McBay Sims PTA

Thank you so much for such a user friendly fundraising option! This was our districts first online fundraiser and we feel like it was a huge success!! We will definitely be hosting another Read-A-Thon next year!


Live Oak Middle School

This is the easiest fundraiser I’ve ever done in 18 years as an educator!


Evers Park Elementary PTA

I will let Tiffany know if we receive more feedback, but overall I thought it was a great way to raise money for our school during such a different year! I think we would consider doing this again. I especially like that people from anywhere can participate without having to order something that they don't want or need. One comment I did hear from parents was when they set up their child's reading page, they did not like being prompted multiple times to send emails, post to Facebook, etc. They were wanting to explore the reader page first and possibly reach out to sponsors then. Especially for the family that may not be able to financially support the school, but does want their child to read, I think it would encourage those parents to want to log their child's minutes reading if the student page set up had fewer prompts.


United Children's Learning Academy

Read a thon was a great way for our school to raise money. The website and company was soo easy to use and I couldn't be happier about how it all turned out.

Nichols School

If we are doing our own prizes, I'd love to be able to customize the online prize categories. i understand that you won't be able to print the prize sheets and that is fine. We can make our own prize sheets. Bur for tracking purposes it would be great if we could customize that.


Temple Trager ECEC

We loved the Read-a-thon and will definitely do it again next year. It was super easy to administer and I love the convenience of the website to see how we were doing throughout.


Coastal Community School made our annual event so much easier this year. In the past, we have counted and tabulated minutes to determine prize levels. This year, did all that work for us, and we were able to track our progress in multiple ways. Thank you.


Aptos Junior High

Really love this fundraiser! Easy to do and the split is fantastic.


Chris Yung Elementary PTO

We are very happy with the way our Read-a-thon went! It was stress free and by fair the easiest fundraiser we have done! We will definitely return to do more Read-a-thons.


Buckeye PTC

Entering a reading session was confusing because of the two reading session tabs. It would be helpful if the texting option to ask to donate specifically said to enter your own cell number, not those you wanted to donate. Overall, this is a great fundraiser and super easy to run! Thank you!!!


Butler Elementary

Love it!


Brighter Horizons Academy

An easy and no fuss way of promoting reading and raising funds! We were pleasantly surprised by the amount the students raised in such a short period of time. We will definitely use Read-a-Thon again in the next school year to raise funds for our Library programs!Thank you!

H. Clarke Powers School

A little learning curve at the start as this was our first Read-A-Thon but overall, it was easy!

New Market Elementary

The Read-a-Thon was organized well and really easy to use!


Palm Valley School

This was SO easy! We raised quite a bit of money and the students were very excited!


Echo Canyon PTO

Our school LOVED it!! Got the students reading and our PTO made some money. A win/win for all!



This is such an easy fundraiser for the school and contributors. The online pages and social media ease make donations easy!


South Arbor Academy

Went very well. I believe we exceed our last 2 years of raising funds and minutes read! Thank you so much for your support!


Ridgeview Elementary PTA

Awesome fundraiser! We didn't get as much participants as we hoped, but we will definitely do this again next year!


Sigler Elementary School PTA

It was great experience!. I think that could improve, by printing some diplomas and having more read-a- thon promotional videos and images. Also explaining the whole process since the beginning in a bulletin. This was the first time I did a Read-a-thon and I discovered how it works in different steps, and it was more difficult to plan ahead. Thanks you have great people, kari guided me all the way.


Lakeside Middle School

It was a great success!


Lindbergh Elementary School

Thanks! Our Read-a-thon went well despite the unusual circumstances this year. We look forward to another one next year!


Aptos Jr High

I think our Read-A-Thon went well. We had some students not participate, but not too many. I liked the ease of the read-a-thon and how it basically ran itself. I sent daily reminders to students and families, to promote this fundraiser. I think there is definite room for improvement next year


Castle View Elementary School PTO

I loved doing this. Something that I would improve on, is having more templates to send out via email to the readers/teachers thoughout the 2 weeks.


Paris Elementary School

It was awesome! Best fundraiser we've ever done!!


Middlesex Elementary School

We met our goal of $5000.00. For a first time project, we felt this was very successful. We will be doing this again.

Middlesex Elementary School

This was a great program and I think we did well for the 1st time. We will be trying again next year.


We beat our goal this year to beat $4,000! Tiffany was super helpful whenever reached out. Managing the prizes was difficult and I wished each teacher could have managed distributing prizes.


Santa Gertrudis

Would like to see more certificates to print. Our students really enjoy this.


Olson PTA

This was our first Read-a-thon, and it was easy, fun and so very safe! Tiffany was wonderful, patient, kind and so easy to work with, Thank you! I am very confident we will be doing this again!


Highland Elementary School PTO

This is one of the best, easiest fundraisers ever! Thank you for making it stress free on our part and being so prompt in answering all of our many questions that we had. It's a GREAT fundraiser to also encourage student reading and to get them excited...even if for some it was just for one week. It was WELL worth it all! Thank you so much!!


St. Aloysius School

Super fun and easy way to make money for our school!


Hilton Elementary School PTA

Our school had a wonderful experience with the Read-a-thon. It was so easy and the students loved to see who was logging the most minutes read. Thanks!

Columbia Christian School

Our kids were excited to participate! Every morning looking at our board to see if we have reached our goals!


Lincoln Elementary

This was an amazing experience. We wanted to raise money for an author to come to our school. Not only did we raise enough money to do that but to also buy books for our school library. We raised over "$5,000 in 2 weeks!!! Thank you sooooo much!


IVY Academia Charter

This was a great experience for our school. We learned a lot from it and have plans for next years event. Plan ahead and advertise your event. Getting businesses involved is a great boost. Our kids stepped up in ways many didn't believe could happen. A success for us...


Dudley PTO

This was our first read a thon and it was easy to navigate and made fundraising so easy!


United Way of Clark County

Once again, the easiest fund raiser! Kids are competing to read more while raising money for a great cause. Thanks for providing such a great fundraising opportunity for our school.


PS 159

We absolutely loved having the Read-A-Thon! We got such positive feedback from the parents and teachers. My only suggestion would be with the teacher timer, if could have it make a noise when time is up that would be really helpful. Sometimes our teachers are just so busy that they forget to look at the timer and could have added more minutes to reading if they would have know the timer was up. We can't wait till our next Read-A-Thon!

Granada Islamic School

Due to the unfortunate events with the covid19, this was not one of best times to fund raise. Hope that everyone stays safe. Thank you for helping us out.


Sycamore Elementary

The Read-a-thon was a success. Our school absolutely loved it. Our students were motivated to read and our school raised money. Thank You.



We love this fundraiser every year. The only suggestion from a parent is that if there was a higher amount button to pledge, their family and friends would have clocked that button. Easier to click $150 or $200 than to type it in. So several simply clicked the $100 button, but would have given more. Will participate again next year!



Very easy way to raise money and promote reading!


Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts

We just had a record breaking Read-a-Thon for our media center and absolutely love this fundraising option! Personally, I'll never go back to the other fundraisers that our library has done.


Open Door Christian School PTF

We really enjoyed our 4 read a thon.


University Park Elementary Library

I loved how easy it was to promote and manage! I am so impressed by the power that raising funds through the Internet, has given us. I was SOO happy every morning when I looked at the new results!

One way I would improve it is by giving parents an instructional sheet on how to start, how things will look differently on a phone than on the laptop when they look for sponsors, etc. Many of them use phones instead of a computer at home. Some of the families in Alaska do not have Internet at home, they only have cell service. How much percentage will go to the child for buying extra prizes, etc. That is something I had to take time to explain to students in a library lesson, which was fine, but I could not reach the parents to explain. Thank you!

Note from RAT: Thanks for the great suggestions and so glad you loved the program. We will discuss your suggestions at one of our upcoming meetings.

Orange Elementary PTO

This read a thon was AWESOME. We raised a lot more money than we expected. It was very little work. Thank you all so Much!.


Western Hills Academy

We are very happy and excited in the amount we have raised this year. Read-a-thon is extremely easy to navigate and for the parents to understand. We will definitely be participating in the Read-a-thon in the future.


Redbud Run Elementary

This was our second Read-A-Thon and it was a huge success again! Thank you for such a great fundraiser.


Arroyo Del Oso PTA

Our Read-A-Thon went better than we expected it would! We made over a thousand dollars more than we projected in our budget!! This program was very easy to use and our students enjoyed having their own web page. The kids took pride in their reading efforts and were motivated by earning Rat Bucks.

St. Vincent School

This was a very smooth fundraiser! Look forward to doing this for the next school year. Thank you!


Enon Primary and Indian Valley Intermediate School

Read-a-thon was great! We met our school goal and it's so easy.


Shepherd Elementary

This Read-a-thon was such a low stress fundraiser. The staff was awesome to work with when I had questions! Thank you for an amazing fundraiser for our school!


Hardin Elementary

Our school commnity realy enjoyed the Read-A-Thon. It was very easy to handle and understand.


Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary

It was really fun watching all the donations come in and seeing the reading minutes go up. It was lots of fun.


Simon Reading Night

This was our first time doing the Read-a-thon and it exceeded our expectations. Our students were very excited as well as our staff. I can't wait until next year to host another Read-a-thon! Thanks again for your support!


Stanton-Smith Elementary

We earned the same amount of money we usually earn with a book fair, but without all the hassle. Love it!

I have been very pleased with your customer service. Replies to my emails are prompt and I am usually able to talk with someone on the phone when I call. <

The reporting features are awesome!

Columbia Middle School

The Read-A-Thon was a wonderful experience in our school. There are a few things that I would have preferred be different, but they're not necessarily a "fault" of the Read-A-Thon corporation. 1) Most of the materials are strongly geared towards younger kids. We are a middle school and I had to make most of the promotional material and informational videos myself. The items provided by Read-A-Thon were too juvenile for our school 2) We had a HUGE problem with the program duplicating minutes. Scott, in IT, was INCREDIBLE. A huge hats off to your entire customer service department. They were kind, gracious, and helpful; adeptly solving each problem. They are a CRUCIAL and UNIQUE part of your program and a major reason why our Read-A-Thon was successful. Overall, this was a fantastic experience for our school. My favorite moment was half way through the first week, when one student said to another, "This is WAY better than a book fair." Thank you so much for enlivening the joy of reading in our school.


Olympia Christian School

This was our first time doing a read-a-thon and it went well. We had a great experience working with you. We will probably do another read-a-thon in the future. We needed to contact support since some of the rewards were not showing up. They were very helpful and got the problem fixed quickly.


Kernersville Elementary School PTA

We really enjoyed the ease of this fundraiser. We weren't expecting for students, parents, and teachers to get as excited as they did to be involved in the Read-A-Thon. Needless to say we were pleasantly surprised and are in the process of discussing doing this again next year!


Community Problem Solvers

We loved hosting a Read a Thon!! Everything went very smooth.

Thank you so much for helping us raise money for a great cause.

Mashburn Elementary

We can't emphasize enough how easy this "fundraiser" was for our school! It was also a fun way to keep promoting reading as a school goal! We started our fundraiser one week before the mandated school closings and we don't feel this effected the outcome at all. It was also a way to stay connected. We will definitely be doing another one in the future! Thank you for making things so easy and enjoyable, wait what, a fundraiser, easy and enjoyable? Yep! Thanks again!


Highland Elementary PTO

Great experience and everything was so easy! Our Rep was fantastic even though we had email issues (not her fault) and she did everything to make sure we finally were receiving them.


Seitz Elementary School

Super easy and quick to manage.


Wells Elementary PTO

Great site! Very easy to use.


White Pine Charter School PFA

It exceeded our expectations. I will follow up with some suggestions


Church of the Redeemer Christian School

We appreciate Readathon and have done three in the last 18 months, raising nearly $20,000. 


Sugarmill Elementary

This was an awesome fundraiser. I will definitely do it again next year. It was beneficial to our students and a great way to raise money. The teachers loved it. I have recommended it to all of the media specialists in our county.


St. Ann Catholic School

This has been a great fundraiser for our school! The principal and teachers did an amazing job of getting the kids excited and reading. The families loved the opportunity to share a fundraiser with family they normally can’t “sell” to. The Read-A-Thon immediately followed a very successful fundraiser and we were still able to blow our goal out of the water. (Our expectations were low after realizing we had timed the 2 fundraisers back-to-back.). We will definitely do a Read-A-Thon again!!!


Wee School

Our Read-A-Thon went great! We are thrilled with the program and the results.


North Beach Elementary PTA

It went great (well for as long as school was open due to Covid-19).


Jackson Elementary PTA

Students and teachers loved the Read-a-Thon! It generated a lot of excitement for reading (and the prizes!)


Roots Public Charter School

Roots Public Charter School is delighted with the results of the read-a-thon. It was a magnet for engaging students to read and get sponsors. It also encouraged community businesses to support and advertise through this activity. We ran our read-a-thon for a month. Our small school of students (115 Pk3-5th grade)read a total of 7,890 leisure minutes for the month and we raised $5,060.

Each Monday, the students who created their read-a-thon pages, or recruited sponsors, and read leisurely were awarded lunch with the Principal. On the last day of the read-a-thon, those who had at least $50 from sponsors and read at least 100 minutes were awarded bowling with the Principal.

Roots plans to do a read-a-thon every November.

Jefferson Elementary

Loved it! This was by far the easiest money our school has ever earned. Our students loved it and got busy reading and getting donations. We surpassed our reading goal and are planning a reading celebration to celebrate reaching our goal as a school. We will definitely be doing it again next year and will be selling advertising to bring in even more money. Thanks for making it so easy!


Westwood School

What a FANTASTIC and simple way to encourage reading and raise money!

Alabama Waldorf School

Thank you!!! This was super helpful and easy to use!!!


Junipero Serra Elementary

We loved this!


Argyle Intermediate School

The process was easy, and the kids really enjoyed it!


Schilling Farms Elementary

The children loved participating in the read-a-thon. This was super easy to run.


Tatanka PTO

We utilized this program 2 years ago, then last year decided to do on our own. After evaluation, decided to go through your program again. You make it easy. Staff super helpful! Wouldn't change anything about this program. However, I did have a few families mention they were worried about on-line safety!


Winding Creek Elementary School

It was a great experience for our students.



I loved it!


Melridge Elementary PTO

Read-a-thon went great. We will likely do this again next year.


Auburn Elementary

Our students loved the Read-a-thon. We will definitely be using it again!


Auburn Elementary

Even during this virtirual learning, we had a great experience. Thank you very much!


Richard Gordon PTA

A great fundraiser - very easy, and who doesn't want their kids to read!

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

This is a fundraiser the school will likely try again in the future. This was an initial test run and it seemed to work well. I would love to see us do it again in a bigger way. Thank you for your help with getting us from the start to the finish line!


Kent Island Elementary School

This was a great fundraiser to help build up our reading school library!


David A. Harrison Elementary

What an easy way to raise money for our school! Thank you for making things so easy!


Columbus Gifted Academy PTO

Our read-a-thon was a great success


Freire Charter Middle School

We loved the Read-A-Thon! It was super organized and easy to administer. Whenever I had questions, everyone was informative and pleasant. I highly recommend the Read-A-Thon to promote literacy while fundraising for your organization.


Rosemont ES

We loved it!


Ridge Elementary

We absolutely loved participating in Read-A-Thon. From logging in the first time to ending the it, everything was easy to do. Our associate,Kari, did an outstanding job of answering our questions in a quick and timely manner. RIdge raised over $1500 before we even went live with our Read-A-Thon. Parents loved the online tool and sharing via social media. We did make it a school competition and teacher and students tired to raise the most money or read for the most minutes. Unfotunately our fundraiser was cut short due to our state closing our schools. We continued to post but did not recieve many donations.


GLOBE Charter School

Thank you to all who helped with the first Read-A-Thon! The kids did a great job!

Grahamwood Elementary

The read-a-thon went well for the first year. I plan to have another one and fixing any of the problems we occurred this first year.


Mile High Academy

This fundraiser was AMAZING! It was super easy, and extremely successful! I never dreamed that we would raise over $3,000 for our small school in such a short time, with so little effort!

Our experience was incredible. The read-a-thon staff were very friendly, helpful, and prompt in their replies, particularly Kari!

St Walter Catholic School

It was great and the online process was easy to use! Parents loved it!


La Sierra Academy Elementary

Our Read-A-Thon went well. Your staff has been very helpful.


Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Day School of Whitestone

This is by far the most effective fundraiser bringing academia and fundraising togther! This is our second year participating and wehave made it an annual highlight.

West Melbourne Elementary School for Science

Read a Thon was a great success!! It was fabulous seeing the whole school drop everything and read. The fund raiser was easy to set up and a breeze to run! Thanks.

Connolly School PTA

Our experience with your company was great. The ladies I spoke to were very helpful


Shallowford Presbyterian School

It was great. It might be a nice idea to include possible templates for certificates that can be printed for students (participation, most minutes read, most money raised,etc.). Just a thought. Thank you!


Mckinney Elementary

It went well. Thanks for your help!


Maricopa Elementary School

So easy to use and no volunteers needed!! This has really been helpful since volunteers are hard to come by at our school!


Wake Academy

To start: We LOVE this method of fundraising! It is simple, easy to promote and definitely offers families and friends a feel good way to support our school.

For just 30 students, the fact that we were able to raise an average of over $150 per student is amazing. Much better than any other fundraiser we have looked at trying.

All in all, great fundraiser that went smoothly and we will use again!

Brooklyn Blue Feather PTO

This was the easiest fundraiser our school has ever held! We will definitely hold another one next year!


Shalimar Elementary

Overwhelming very well for the first time. We will definitely be participating again.


BridgePrep Academy of Village Green

It was a great experience and very easy to do! We can't wait to do it again!


Evergreen Elementary

I love doing the Read - a - Thon! This is the second one we did. It is so user friendly and Tiffany was so helpful! She was always quick to get back with me and answer any questions we had. The students were excited and motivated to participate. We will definitely be participating in another Read-a-Thon next school year!


Spring Valley

It was a great experience. We will be doing this again next year, especially now that we know what we are doing.


Florence Rideout Elementary School

Another great Read a Thon Thanks! One comment from a teacher is they would like the ability to enter individual student minutes, in addition to adding to the class as a whole. Also, I wasn't able to tell where to check for any outside donations came from Facebook. Perhaps add a sections in the Donations report for Facebook. Thanks again! Malissa Knight


Tiffany Creek Elementary

Some parents did not like the online fair idea. But not many. We are going to include a question about this on our end of the year survey. The younger teachers took to this really well! Overall, it was very easy and saved me, the Reading Coordinator, a lot of work.Thanks to the person who thought of this!!


Lee F Jackson PTA

We had a much more successful Read-a-thon than expected, which is wonderful! However, in the pages that are pre-printed for each student, it would be helpful for there to be a Spanish translation on that same page, or at least a line written in Spanish explaining that more information could be found online in Spanish. I would have also liked to see the dates of the Read-a-thon on those pages, as well as our PTA email address. We have a problem with flier blindness, so having more info on one page, rather than more pages, would be helpful. Thank you!


Magness Creek Elementary PTO

Read-A-Thon went so well for our first year doing anything like this. It was so much simpler than any of those catalog fundraisers. Friends and family of our students really responded and seemed excited to support this fundraiser.


Midland Trail Elementary

Things went very well and we are looking forward do doing another one next year!


Frederick Classical Charter School

The Read-a-thon went well. Families seemed to love it and scholars were excited.


Discovery Charter School Foundation

This was an easy program to use and to share with the families! Kari has been INCREDIBLY helpful and patient answering my questions and helping us! I am hopeful that when we do our next event the students will be back on campus so we can really get the excitement level high and read more minutes and earn more donations!


W. H. Ford School

Thank you for all you have done to help organize and run our Read A Thon.


W.H. Ford School

Regina, SK, Canada


Fort Washington Forest PTSA

This was a good event. You have to do one to understand how it works. There are a ton of great tools for teachers and students. Thanks for a great site, and a great event. We will be doing this again.


John Marshall Elementary

This was a wonderful fundraiser for our school! Thank you for your help in setting up and answering questions.


Pershing Pine Castle Elementary PTA

This was highly successful for us. We are a small school and last year's Read-A-Thon earned our PTA around $1800 without an on line donation option. With the online donation option, quality advertising and huge principal support this year's Read-A-Thon earned us over $4500! I'd say it was a huge success!


Deer Park Elementary

It was a great experience. The neat thing was the entire school read the same book. It was just great to discuss and talk about the book with everyone. Teachers and students really enjoyed the process.


William McKinley Elementary Booster Club

Hi there! You guys made it super easy to have this read-a-thon. Thanks for everything! Liz


Bernardo Elementary

Thank you. This was a very good experience.

Springwater School

It was great fundraiser for our school! There was some feedback that the initial amount listed for donation was a bit high and discouraged some contributors. Also we had at least student get "locked out" of their account which never did get resolved.


Arcadia Christian School

It was a wonderful fundraiser! We had great success and we hope to do this every year!


Voyager Elementary School

The read-a-thon was easy to set up, easy to promote via email and social media, and our school had excellent participation!


Starling Elementary

We had to abbreviate our big push due to Covid 19. Out of sensitivity to families and their financial situations, we only had one week of solicitation. We raised about half of what we earned last year, however, we chose the 75% model this time, so we won't see as much profit. Overall it has been a good experience working with your company and we hope to work with you again next year.


Immaculate Conception Catholic School

Our Read-a-Thon went well. We were delighted with amount of money that was raised, without selling overpriced products! Reading sessions were held in class and readers and were intrigued with the program.

Therese Guimaraes

Gunpowder Elementary School PTA

Tiffany has been great through the entire process!


Central Elementary School PTA

It went really well! Thank you for all of your help!


McClelland School

The Read-A-Thon has been such a success for our school. We have done it for 2 years now and it couldn't be simpler. It is a great way to raise money for the school. My favorite part is that it gives reading at home a kick-start. Thank you for making this so easy and fun!


Beagle Elem PTO

Have more of a library of documents explaining it to parents, ways to increase donations and pledge sheets.

Have a person that supports the schools before and during the event, to help give ideas on how to make it successful.



Read-a-thon was a big hit! Student



Everything was so easy as the administrator and the team was always willing to help! We will definitely do this again!


Hilltop Home and School Association

We love the Read-a-Thon, very user friendly and great earning potential.


Thank You!


Babcock Neighborhood School

It went great for the beginning two weeks. I personally made it too long of a time period. But your suggested 2 weeks would have been perfect. This is have the best fundraiser so far this year for our trip. I will be doing this again in the future!


Park Slope North Child Development Center

Everything went well with our Read-A-Thon. We raised more money than anticipated and it has been the most successful fundraiser ever for the School. The only suggestion I’d have is to make the various models for fundraising more visible, as I was under the impression only the prize model was available.


Candlewood ES PTA

RAT is truly a great fundraiser. So simple and it encourages kids to read. A great and positive activity. It doesn't get any better!


UUMC Day School

We love doing the READ A THON!!


Bob L. Kirksey Elementary/BISD

Everything went smooth this year.


Auburn Hills Christian School

This was a great fundraiser for our whole school project: an aquaponic, organic vegetable garden!

Polaris K-12

It was a great success! My students loved tracking their minutes and building their reading stamina. I did get a lot of feedback from parents that setting their child up was confusing and so they were not able to do it. As a teacher, I would like to see what the student set up process looks like so I can talk to parents trouble shooting it.


Galarza Elementary

Teachers enjoyed the simplicity in the event without having to collect money and the emphasis on reading. A few concerts were prize levels were set to high for this community.


Milford Cooperative Preschool

We had such a wonderful time participating in the Read-A-Thon! Our students loved reading everyday and enjoyed having guest readers come in to read to their class. . Families, friends and our community were beyond generous and we couldn't be more grateful for their contributions!


Chesterfield Academy

We love having the Read-A-Thon each year! As a small, privately owned preschool it can be hard to raise any significant amount of money; the Read-A-Thon triples what we can raise using other typical fundraisers. Our families respond to the ease of this fundraiser and the fact that it is education based.

As the administrator I would like to be able to go into a specific teachers class from my dashboard and log minutes. Currently, I have to either log a session for the whole school or log in as that teacher. Not all of our teachers have an Ipad or other device in their room, so as the administrator it would be nice if that were easier to do from my page. Also, the teachers request that they see the messages left for their kids on their classroom page. Individual pages have the messages and our group page, but each classroom having their messages would be encouraging for the teachers.

Note from RAT: Great suggestions. I will bring them up in our next planning session and will probably implement them.

Fields Elementary PTA

We LOVED the ease of this read-a-thon.


Swansfield Elementary School PTA

The readathon was a great way to get kids involved in reading and boost self-esteem!


Norman Rockwell PTA

The Read-A-Thon program has really been easy to use and run. All of the online tools are available to run a successful Fundraiser. Also, if you have a question, the staff is only a phone call away and they were always helpful. We will definitely use the Read-A-Thon program again to raise money for our school.


West Hoke Elementary School

The event went well for a first time outing. It offered a tremendous learning opportunity for us on how this event is run and how we can be more prepared the next time out to have a greater successes. All in all, this was a successful venture for the school.


Logan Elementary PTO

I would love to have the date of donation added to the All Donations by Reader report. It would be useful in being able to see most recent donations.


Junction City

Our kids loved the read-a-thon!


Sunderland Elementary School

We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and excitement of the children's participation.


Westwind Elementary

This was a great experience!

Lake Como School

We had a great experience. We did have some difficulty using the social media links. The facebook link would say "successful" but nothing showed up on our school facebook page. The links can be more user friendly instead of being given a code.


Hooks Elementary

This was one of the best and easiest fundraisers.

Wright Charter PTC

We greatly appreciated the help from Read-a-thon. Although the percentage fees seem large, we know we saved much in the way of Printing fees and prize purchases. Also, by having an easy website, so many more people were able to sponsor our students than if we just did our sponsor sheets and envelopes retrieval. Also, as this was our first year, I had so many questions. I called many times to get clarification on some items; every call was readily received and answered sufficiently. Thank you greatly!


School of Science and Technology Elementary

The option to change the initial prize should be available after the start of read a thon.


Imagine Me Leadership Charter School

Our first Read-a-thon was a seamless success. We were able to encourage our students to develop a love for reading while earning over $ 3,000 to support school activities! If you want your students to grow as readers, this is the fundraiser for you.


Leon Springs Elementary

This was an easy, effective fundraiser!

Pine Island Elementary

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this fundraiser! No selling!!! Enough said!!

The Thurgood Marshall Magnet School PS80

Our fundraiser was great! The students, the teachers, the parents were very excited. This is our first time participating in the Read-A-Thon and we will definitely participate in this fundraiser again!


Fort Riley Elementary PTO

We learned a lot as a spur of the moment fundraiser without really much pre-planning. We will use again for sure


Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts

Best library fundraiser we have ever done! I'd never go back!


Leonardo Da Vinci Health Sciences Charter School

Thank you Read-A-Thon for having such a fun easy fundraising tool! Our school is health


Scotland Scotties

This was our first year attempting a Read-a-Thon. We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout and anticipate doing this again next year!


Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary

The students enjoyed reading to raise money for their field trips. Some students asked if the prizes could be changed for next time, so that they could purchase some different items with their R.A.T bucks.


Watkins Stars

I'm extremely pleased with the results of our first Read-A-Thon. Very user friendly platform and parents did a great job helping their children get sponsorship. Our Pre-K students read (or were read to) over 50,000 minutes in two weeks! I can't wait to do this again next year!

Wright Charter PTC

I was a little disappointed in the change in the read-a-thon from last year. The main change that occurred was that the smaller prizes were not provided by the company. While this seems a small thing, it did make it more difficult for us to find the small prizes on our own. However, I do love the way the program is run. For our small school size (450 students), it is very easy for one person to run it by herself. It only takes me about an hour a day to get all the prizes compiled and labeled to deliver to the school the next day.


Glengary Elementary PTA

By far the easiest fundraiser to run at our school. Our students we excited to log in their reading minutes during March is reading month. We hope to have several more participants next year. Thank you for making this so easy for our PTA and parents!


Father John V. Doyle School

The read-a-thon was very easy to roll out thanks to your assistance and all of the materials you provided. The prize center is always an incentive, but I had some families that were willing to opt out of the prizes in order to give the earning back to the school. Maybe that could be considered in the future? My final suggestion would be for it to be mandatory for all families to enter an email when creating their pages. That way we could have utilized the messaging more effectively.



The Read-a-Thon went OK for our second try. Though only 41 students out of almost 700 students donated. We need some more ideas of how to get the word out and to get kids excited. I also need more flexibility with the prizes. We liked that we could choose what we give, but we would have liked more flexibility of coming up with our own prizes and own goals. I may have missed that if that was already an option. We will give it another try next year.


Boonville Elementary

This is our first read-a-thon. We feel it's gone smoothly and we are happy with the results. Kari, our customer service rep, was amazing. She answered all of our questions quickly and efficiently. Our teachers have commented on how much they've enjoyed the read-a-thon and how motivating it has been for students.


We loved our read-a-thon! It was the perfect way for our school to promote our amazing reading programs and encourage our students to read, especially with family and friends.


Eatontown PTA

We love the Read-a-thon I believe it's a great way to inspire the students to read and raise funds for the PTA.


Friends of Forest Grove, FG PTA

What an easy way to raise money and encourage children to read especially because it's all electronic.


Harmony Science Academy-Garland

I really like the easiness of the Read-A-Thon. It is practically set up for you. However, the only challenge I ran into which affected the money raised is getting our elementary parents to set up accounts/send out sponsor emails. So suggestions, such as possibly having parents send 5 or so emails to school with the child and we manually set up may be helpful.

St. Philip Neri Catholic School

We raised more money than I had thought possible while promoting reading with our students. I heard from several parents that they enjoyed this program, not only because it was so easy for them, but also because they loved that their kids were excited about reading.

South Hackensack Memorial School

Read-a-Thon was fantastic! We did very well and the kids loved it!


Grand Avenue Elementary School

Grand Avenue School is absolutely thrilled and amazed at the results of our first ever GRAND READ-A-THON! We couldn't have done it without you. All of our readers and donators should celebrate our successes. Teamwork is the key to success!


Skyline Elementary PTO

This was great!


Fayetteville Elementary

: ) Went great!


Castle View PTO

Great fundraiser! Easy to set-up and love the dashboard stats to encourage students on reading minutes and classroom donations. The staff answered any questions very quickly...even when sick!


Summit Academy

We really enjoyed the read-a-thon. The kids and staff seemed to be excited!

Newton Ransom PTO

Thank you! It exceeded our expectations for our 1st year.


Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School

Our Read-A-Thon went great.Thanks to your team for being supportive and extremely helpful. We are looking forward to participating again.

Clovis Point P.T.O

You guys were absolutely wonderful to work with! Made it very easy and the help was always there when I needed it.


Spann Elementary PTA

Our Read-a-Thon went better than we expected! We had a great experience overall. Our representative was very good at keeping in contact and answering questions. The program itself was easy to promote and very low stress for the teachers and everyone involved. The students really enjoyed it, as well. The only suggestion we could make is that the prize options could be explained a little bit better. But overall, we had a great first experience.


Orono Discovery Center

Loved it!


Farley PTO

Went great! Will use it in the futurw


Pinecrest Avalon K-5

This was an amazing experience!


BridgePrep Academy of Greater Miami

It's the first time we used Read-a-thon and it was amazing! We can't wait to do it again.


Marshall Elementary PTA

I think the overall experience was great! It was a great way to get students invested in reading.


Chesterfield Academy

We are a small non for profit preschool and this is by far our most successful fundraiser every year!! We love it because it is education based and we are not asking the parents to buy things they do not need or sell things to friends and family that they don't need. We love Read-A-Thon!


San Fernando Valley Academy

I love this program, i just wished I knew how to get more involvement.


SLVMS Panther Club

The Read A Thon website is easy to use and fairly easy to run. Please add a parent contact email to be entered on sign up. This will increase participation during he virtual school era as some middle school parents did not seem to know what was going on as their middle school students act independantly often. Outside parties such as the PTO cannot send emails to protected student (minors) emails that they registered with. So, I have been trying to notify winners to mail them prizes and I cannot reach them through their student email. This is leading to hours of follow up. Parents were upset with the PTO raising the individual goal at too large a jump, and since the PTO logo appeared they complained. RAT did follow up by phone but did not want to change the independent goals. Consider adding a secondary school program will cooler teen prizes, motivators and examples. Since more schools will not be meeting in person it can really help you make money! I still need to access contacts as we close down so please do not erase the info from this read a thon.


Kent Island Elementary School

Read-a-thon was an easy way to encourage our students to read more and build our school library! We look forward to running this program again next year!


Eagle Bay Elementary

Super easy to set up and administer. We will for sure hold another in the future!

Parent Advisory Council

I loved the Read-A-Thon! It was super easy to do it and the parents in the classroom were very engaged! I invited family members to come into my classroom and read to the children. Grandparents, siblings, and parents signed up to read. It was fun! We honestly raised more than I thought we would. As the administrator of this fundraising event and a teacher in one of the classrooms participating in it, I was a little hesitant to do a Read-A-Thon at first because I didn't know if I was going to have the time to do this. Who has time for anything else when you're in the classroom, right? But then after I started, and read how it works, it was a piece of cake! It didn't take much of my time and we had great results! And, by the way, Kaiti (my read-a-thon support) was very nice and replied quickly to all my messages. Thank you Kaiti!



The Read-a-Thon was an easy and hugely successful way to raise money to purchase books for our summer reading project! Our goal was to raise $3300, and we raised over $3,500! The interface for the dashboard was easy and helpful along the way. It is so nice to have the copies mailed and sent to you as well as organized by classroom. Kari was very helpful throughout the process as I had many questions. We are planning to hold the Read-a-Thon next year to raise money for another endeavor.

St. James Lutheran School

Read-A-Thon was a great success for our small school! It was simple to run and the students loved earning prizes!


Blue Ridge Campus

This was our first time and it went smoothly. We had a difficult time starting due to weather and getting students to participate. That's whey we decided at the last minute to enter all students thanks to the quick work of your staff. Support was always available as needed. Yes, we will be participating again next year.


Pike County Elementary School

Very well organized!


ISD 728

It was super easy to use!


Grande Reserve Elementary

The read-a-thon went well. This is our second year doing one and we did better than last year.



Our Read-A-Thon went well. Thank you for another great year!


Christian Life Academy

Such a great success for us!


Central Elementary

This was my first time being a part of Read-A-Thon. I think the students really enjoyed it and Tiffany was wonderful to work with. Looking forward to doing this one again!


White Sands School PTA

As a small K-8, this program seemed to work out. Each student had a great support team and the comment were awesome. It was hard to find businesses who could buy ads or donate money. That said some were very supportive in donating items for top readers/fundraisers. The website seemed to be glitchy at times (student page login, reports, payment, etc). Could use some fliers for the final days (picking prizes before suspense). Soon, we will see how the kids like their prizes and how the pay out works. The support team were fantastic, checking on stasticking tus, sending the materials, and promptly answering questions.


L. L. Beazley Elementary

I have had a difficult time this go round because I am losing my library secretary and I have been pulled in many directions. Kari has been extremely helpful and I definitely appreciate that. Can't believe we raised more than last year with all we have had going on.


Liberty Point Elementary School

This was such a great fundraiser for our school. It promoted the reading that we already push in a very fun and competitive way! The students loved getting prizes along the way and I even threw in a few extra incentives to increase participation. We will definitely be doing this again.


Pomeroy Elementary

Hello The Read A Thon went fantastic! We would like to have more tools in Spanish made available as we have parents who have English as a second language. Materials geared toward special education as well would be beneficial as we now have that population. Our school really got behind this, we had a book sale at a local bookstore, guest reader and exceeded our plan by almost $2,000!



I think it went quite well considering we're about 1/3 virtual.



This was incredible! Such a simple and yet meaningful way to raise money for our class. The only thing that would have helped would be to have a helpful video for parents on how to activate their child's profile.


Butler Elementary

Would love to see videos geared more towards upper elementary students. Love the updates to the website.


Twin Peaks Elementary PTA

The best part of this is being able to donate online. There were a lot of confusion with how to get the kids registered though and parents were having trouble with the code. I would suggest having a way to use parents phone numbers to send out text messages instead of emails. Not everyone has an email, or checks them for some reason, so sending out messages were not always effective. Another issue was when kids earned a prize I did not see a way to show that they claimed the prize or not. There was no option for that and it was frustrating to see that. If you have any way to fix that, then please fix that.


John P. Faber Elementary

Awesome program! We loved it. My contact Tiffany was so helpful and got right back to me when I emailed with questions.


South Arbor Academy

For our first time we raised over $3,700.00, this is amazing.

I look forward to hearing from teachers and students how we can improve for next year.

Thank you,

Cheryl Kinsler Greenough at South Arbor Academy

PS 79 4th Grade

Very easy to use.


Central Elementary

The Read-A-Thon is a great program to be a part of! The students really look forward to it! Tiffany Alexander is super easy and fun to work with. It's been a great experience for us!


Westside Elementary School

I was pleasantly surprised with the Read-a-Thon! I had been looking at it for a while, but it seemed to good to be true. There was not as much prep work as traditional fundraisers and I loved that I did not have to deal with any cash. The process has been pretty smooth and the customer service is top notch! I look forward to participating in another Read-a-Thon!


Casa de Oro Elementary PTA

Thank you so much for providing a fun and educational fundraiser! We love how easy to navigate the website was, and also the materials provided. We will definitely do this again!

Leon Springs Elementary

I loved the simpleness of the read-a-thon. It would great if kids could create their own goals to at least show sponsors.


Citrus Elementary

We'd love a few more promo-teaser videos to include in our classrooms and social media, leading up to the Readathon! Since we don't have big assemblies due to covid, we know a few more fun teaser videos would be massively helpful! We didn't do as well as I had hoped but we don't have a tradition of asking for parents to donate at this school so I'm hoping the excitement will grow in the next year.


New Emerson STEAM School

This was our second of many more Read A Thons to come. It is easy and very user friendly to manage. We love all the printed materials that are included to in this program.


Lake Alfred Elementary

So far this has been a great experience.


Frank C. Martin PTSA

The experience was great. We are already planning the next read-a-thon. We have learned some valuable lessons about how to do even better next time.


Rosemont Forest ES

As a school, we had an amazing amount of support!! It was the love that families showed to their children and wanting them to read that showed in our overall success!!


Mifflin Elementary

Thank you everyone who supported the Mifflin students in the past 2 week Read-A-Thon. We were successful with exceeding our goal. The students are very excited about field trips next year. Thank you all again. :)


Fox Chase Elementary Home and School Association

This was the perfect fundraiser for our school during these times where everyone in our district was learning from home.


Columbus Gifted Academy PTO

It was great. The person helping us from Read-a-thon was really fantastic also.


Donaldson PTO

Our read a thon went well. Very easy to use. We already have ideas on how to improve the next one!


Ottawa Christian Academy

We LOVE the Read-A-Thon! Being a small, private Christian school of 25 kids, this fundraiser allows us to EARN over $2,500! It's easy and people are more willing to donate to an educational program than having to buy something they don't need. We highly recommend this fundraiser to any school. Ottawa Christian Academy Ottawa, IL


Miami Childrens Museum Charter School

MCMCS loves Read-a-Thon!!!

Calaveras Elementary School

My Read-a-thon went well. I was able to raise more money than I was expecting.


Weinert PTC

We enjoyed our read-a-thon. We had a lot of parents say that they like this fundraiser much better over the fundraisers where you sell things. We even had a reading time at the school where we invited all grandparents to come read with their grandchildren on grandparents day. It was well attended even with the rain that day. Thank you for providing a different way to do a fundraiser for our school while encouraging them to read.


Knight Elementary PTA

Read-a-thon was incredibly easy to do and everyone involved loved it - administrators, teachers, media specialists, PTA, parents and students. Thank you!


Trenton Elementary

we had a better go at it this year. Last year was low participation. This year so much better.


PS of the Tarrytowns - Washington Irving

Experience is a wonderful learning tool! Now that we have completed the first one, and have learned how to utilize the system fully, we look forward to next year! I greatly appreciate the call from Crystal about a week into the read-a-thon to help address my questions - please continue to do this - it was very helpful!


James Madison Charter Academy

We love this fundraiser... it gets kids excited to read!!


Herma S. Simmons Elementary

We loved the Read-a-thon! We like to focus on literacy here at Simmons. This year we raised more by focusing on our top readers each day. We did school wide announcements to highlight those top readers by grade level. I think that helped boost our efforts.


Vision Charter Academy



United Way of Clark County

Another successful read-a-thon. Super easy to manage, kids excited about reading and money raised for a very worthwhile cause. Thanks!


Northpoint Christian School - High

I enjoyed it for a first-time fund-raiser. I made more than previous Book Fairs.


Saint John of God

This was an easy fundraiser and your representative Tiffany was very helpful. I'm sure now that our parents see how this works, they will be ready for the next time we do this read-a-thon. Thank you. Ruth


Logan Elementary PTO

Our Read-A-Thon was great! It was easy to disseminate information to our students, teachers, and parents. The various reports available were very useful in promoting competition between classes. I would like a way to be able to sort individual donations by date.


Trafalgar Elementary

I felt it went great! The kids were excited to read to raise money for our school! The Read-A-Thon company handled all the hard work and made it extremely easy for the school. Overall, it was a very positive experience. I hope we get to do it again.


Beech Springs Intermediate School

The Read-A-Thon was a great experience and unlike any other fundraiser our school has ever participated in. It was easy on the teachers, and the students loved being able to pick out their prizes in the prize store. It was also nice that each child got a prize just for setting up their reader page. We had a great turnout, and we will be participating in the program again next year!

Plato Academy St Petersburg PTO

This year was great. We had much more participation. The only issue was when people made donations they were unable to change the name of who donated and no follow-up email came to made edits unless you contacted Read-a-Thon.


Springwater School

Easy and effective fundraiser!


Bowley Elementary PTA

The set up of the read a thon was super easy and the staff was awesome! They were very quick to handle our issues and very easy to deal with.


Georgia Preparatory School

What a wonderful way to fund raise. I am appreciative that the platform was simple to follow and was easy for parents to understand. This is our second year with read-a-thin and certainly will not be our last.


McClelland School

This was an incredible experience for our students. We were able to raise money for our school in the simplest way possible, but more importantly it spurred our students on to read. They were so excited about reading! They loved to check their minutes and each class set their own goals! You could hear the classes cheering when they reached their reading goal! Thank you for making this such a positive experience. We will be doing it again next year!


Mt. Aetna Adventist School

Kids were so excited and our minutes and money set new records for this year. Way to go Read-a-thon. We will be referring you to our sister schools in the region.


Our Lady of Fatima School

Our Read-a-thon was a hit! It was awesome to see the students excited about reading and having fun! It could not have been easier...can't wait to 'grow' this fundraiser next year!


Sunderland Elementary School

This is the easiest fundraiser to manage. Your team was terrific to work with and the kids were really engaged.


Longwood Elementary School

With this being our first experience with our school. We feel like this was a huge success! We love how seamless your program is. The one thing that we wish you would bring back is the promo video with the mouse. We feel like it is more appealing.

Lanigan PTG

It went really well. I wish there was clearer instructions as to how everything worked. Once things got started it was easier, but prepping teachers for it was a little hard. Some didn't know what was going on. Other than that, It was a great experience.


Central Athens Elementary PTO

Everything was fine except: I had one parent complain about how the link at the part where it tries to get parents support financially after initial set up of their page, it says “I don’t want to support my child...” or something to that wording. I didn’t personally over think that one but in a Title 1 District, I can see how a parent might find offense in it. In a world where we live with everyone being offended by anything these days, that might be something you consider rewording. Otherwise, everything was great!


Washington Elementary School PTO

We weren’t sure if we should do a fundraiser during Covid, but our community, families and friends were very supportive. Our read-a-thon went very smoothly.


Rockwall ISD

It was easy to set up and maintain throughout the fundraiser. We raised more money than I expected.



We loved the fundraiser for our school. The focus on reading is wonderful and the materials are easy to understand and use. Ms. Kari was amazing at helping us out with all of our rookie questions. It was a bit harder to use the materials being all virtual this year due to the pandemic. It would be helpful to be able to use the pre-printed documents as a word doc instead of a PDF, so that we can change wording (e.g. we couldn't "hand out" materials, so it would have been helpful to change that word in the pre-written messages instead of having to re-write it from scratch because a PDF cannot be changed, unless you have a special PC program). This year is unique, though, and it might not be necessary in the future. We are looking forward to working with you again - and will hopefully be in person at that point to be able to use all of your wonderful materials and handouts. Thank you for a great experience and thanks to Ms. Kari for her wonderful support! The Galway Lions PTA Galway ES - Silver Spring, Maryland


Betty Morgan Scholarship Fund

Thanks for helping run a successful and easy read-a-thon. We will use it again for sure!

Rivers Edge Elementary

It was very easy and we were very impressed with customer service. Unfortunately we had Hurricane Dorian scare and schools closed down when we had planned to originally start Read A Thon. I think a lot of families spent disposable money on Hurricane supplies as well as donations going to Bahama's Relief. The one thing we were disappointed in was number of participants that actually signed up only about 10% of school participated. We have had trouble in the past with online fundraising so don't know how to get past that with our school population. We did the reminders, we had a PTO kick off on the first day and the morning TV crew announced the leading classes in each grade several times. We also had facebook posts on the parents group and school pages. We had a prize for the top class in each grade gets a popcorn and cotton candy party. Not sure if the reading actually got logged. It would be great to have preset daily email reminders to send teachers to have them involved more or some way to get them pushing it. We tried. Will do it again but maybe not as our main fundraiser as we had hoped it would be.


Sunnyside School PTO

This was a great experience and we will definitely consider doing this again next year.


Paloma Creek Elementary PTA

Super easy. Fun way to earn money!!


7th District Elementary PTA

Thank you for this exciting opportunity! We were able to raise money for our classroom libraries and it was so easy to do! We look forward to sharing our new books with our students and continue to promote successful readers throughout our school!
Thank you Read-A-Thon!!

Blue Grass Elementary

Overall it went well. We would have liked more of our families to get involved but understand that it’s been a hard year for a lot of people.


Norman Rockwell PTA

Thank you, our first read-a-thon went really well! It was kind of an experiment so I was pleasantly surprised at how much we raised. Kari, especially, was super helpful--every time I called with questions or emailed, it was her who responded.

Again, thanks for everything!

Myriam Pollock
Norman Rockwell Elementary

Woodland Heights Elementary

I enjoyed the ease of the program , my only suggestion is to better explain how it works on the parent sheets.


Fort Collins Christian School

This is the fourth time I have run a read-a-thon through your company, and each time I am so impressed! This is a simple, effective way to raise money for schools, and the kids and staff love it! The customer support is wonderful! I look forward to running another read-a-thon through this company next year!


Lena Archuleta Elementary School

You made the entire process extremely easy. The kids had a wonderful time and we were able to raise money for our school. We will most definitely be doing this again next year!!


Foothills Middle School PTSA

Perhaps have a middle school age program.


Sunflower Elementary

We started strong, but since it ran through our spring break, it lost some steam at the end. I suggested this might be an issue, but the PTO President wanted it this way. Next year, we will make sure the time frame doesn't run during a school holiday. But otherwise, it was easy for parents and teachers to use your website. Our school still needs to figure out a way to get more kids to participate in this as we still only had 80 or so kids in a school of 480ish. This was also the same situation last year. Some of this is demographics of our school, but some is apathy from parents. As a school, we will have to brainstorm more ways to get people involved in this. But all in all, we had a good experience. Thanks!


Picotte Elementary

We loved the pre-printed documents and how easy it was for the teachers to add minutes and for the parents to share the link to family members and collected donations.

Holy Family School

It went well for the first one we ever had.


Grand Marais Campus PTA

Our third time doing Read-a-thon. We loved it!!! One recommendation: It would be nice to differentiate between reader minutes entered by readers vs teachers. (If teacher enters minutes under "single reader" it shows up for admin as "reader." I had a teacher that wasn't sure if what she entered went through or not when website was bogged down. ) Thanks for another successful Read-a-thon!


Club Estates Elementary

The students really enjoyed the read-a-thon! It was a great success for us.


Anderson Elementary

The Read-A-Thon is the easiest way to fundraise! We have roughly 250 students and I do not push this onto my parents. I know between book fair, sports, spirit wear, and everything else they have going on, I do not push... I probably have roughly 30-40 students participating. Every year we raise more and more. I did not think I would be over $2000. I LOVE IT!


Tonkawa Elementary School

This was our first time using the online read a thon. It was wonderful. They made everything so easy to do. The students loved the safari theme. I am already looking forward to next year's event.


Deer Creek Elementary

We had a good first experience with Read-A-Thon. The most important thing was our students read over 62,000 minutes! Read-A-Thon has proven to be a great piece in our goal of building a culture of readers at Deer Creek. In the future, I would like to see a bank of instructional tutorials on using the site. For instance, a video of students spending their RAT Bucks, etc. The support has been great. We will definitely consider doing this again next year.

Friends of STEM

I loved this fundraiser. The platform, along with the customer service and the overall experience was GREAT and I can't wait to do another one this year.


Gale Student Council

Easiest fundraiser I've ever done! Kids loved doing it!

Hardin-Houston PTO

Amazing customer service! Wonderful fundraiser! This is a great way to earn money for our students. This will definitely be a fundraiser for many years to come! Thank you!


Fulton Learning Center Library

Thank you so much for making this as easy as possible.


South Arbor Academy

The Read-a-thon went well and I appreciate all your support!


Grand Avenue Elementary School

All of Grand Avenue would like to thank you so much for your support! Our Read-A-Thon was a great success and we look forward to building our classroom libraries with new books.


Royal ECC

Fantastic way for my PK and K students to raise money for projects!!

Waterloo Elementary PTO

It was a delightful way to encourage reading and parent/community support! We will plan another one next year!


Pomeroy Elementary PTA

Our read a thon was amazing! The kids had a spirit week for reading to end the event and it was wonderful.


La Petite Academy

This was amazing!! We did such a great job on this first year. I wish that the prized were more geared to the younger children that I have in my school since we are a daycare.


St. Anne School

This was our first time doing the Read A Thon. What an easy to navigate program. I could see so much information about the minutes read and the money raised. I received a lot of support from the company which made everything so much easier. We will definitely participate again!!

Shea Parthun
Saint Anne School

Polaris K-12

This was great! Thanks!


West Marion Elementary

Our Read-a-Thon went way better than expected this year. I was unsure how it would go this year due to some students being at school and some at home by virtual or packet. I'm glad we decided to stick with it and do it.


Fullerton Elementary PTA

So easy to use and so organized!!!

Manzanita Elementary

This read-a-thon has been a great experience for our school. We have used it as a way to promote reading and to help raise funds for equipment. I will do it again!



I have had a good experience and i would like to send my special thanks to Kari who have been helping me organize the read a thon. Thank you


Powells Lane School PTA

Overall, I think it has been very successful and will consider holding another one next year. I do think the FAQ information should be clearer that if you select the prize model option the school is not entitled to any remaining money the students do not spend.


Aldie Elementary School

Ability to upload video messages


Wee School

I think the Read-a-Thon went well. The school enjoyed it.


Point O' View

Loved pretty much everything about it! The program is pretty intuitive- looking forward to some of the upgrades/updates Tiffany informed me of. We have decided to make this an annual event. We were pleasantly surprised by the success of the event given the challenging circumstances of virtual learning during the current pandemic.


Fayetteville Elementary

It was fun! I hope we get to do it again next year. : )


Winder Elementary School

We LOVE this fundraiser! My book club runs it to pay for our book club books, a reading convention that the students attend, and then we make a contribution to the Adult Literacy program in our county.


McGhee Elementary PTA

This was very easy to do! You offered great support and all the supplies. We are considering ways to increase involvement next year. Thank you!


Garden Hills Elementary School

Our first Read a Thon went pretty well considering our whole school is still virtual. I loved how easy it was to navigate!


Silverdale Elementary School

Fantastic fundraiser with very little effort on our part!

Wells Elementary PTO

We had a great read-a-thon, all the money goes to our teachers for supplies in there classroom. Thank you.


Hilliard Horizon PTO

This fundraiser was great and so easy! I was able to admin it on my own, which meant a lot because we don't have a large pool of parent volunteers to draw from. Tiffany and Kari were incredibly helpful and supportive. And I really think our families liked the ease of having an online donation option! The words of encouragement for our students were very heart-warming to read. Thanks for everything Read-a-Thon!


Winterset Elementary PTA

This was our most successful read-a-thon to date! Thank you for making it so easy for us to get this going!


George Seitz Elementary

The Read-A-Thon exceeded our expectations. It was an easy way to fundraise while encouraging the Students to read. The feedback from the parents and teachers was very positive and everyone was happy to support a good cause while earning money for the school.


Auburn Elementary

I love how this promotes literacy!


South Broward Montessori Charter School

This was our first RAT, an amazing experience !!!! Thank you !


Glengary Elementary PTA

This is my favorite fundraiser to run as it encourages our students to read and it's super easy to support as a PTA. This is my last year as PTA President so I'm not sure if the new president will want to participate next year.



Such an easy and fun fundraiser


Clear Spring Elementary

We loved using!! We will be using you again next year for sure!!


Banquete Elementary

The Read-a-Thon is a great fundraiser for our library. We raised more money this year than we did last year. These funds will be used to enhance our library with books and reading incentives for our students.


Notre Dame School of Dallas

The Read-a-thon was such a success, both in raising funds for our library and getting our students to read.


Black Oak Elementary

I am surprisingly pleased at the outcome of the Read-a-thon! Our students were supported, the majority participated, and the the program was easy to use! It was a definite success!


Pipe Creek Elementary

Things went well! Thanks so much.


Manara Academy

This is an amazing fundraiser that always keeps our kids and parents engaged! Thank you!

Casey Elementary

This was our 1st time hosting a Read-A-Thon and we think it went VERY well! We are excited to make this an annual event and increase our fundraising goal for our school's library. Thank you for making the process easy and user friendly. We have received lots of positive feedback from our school's families. Thank you! Sincerely, John Garcia Casey Librarian


Martin Walker Elementary PTA

I loved this program it was so easy to administer. I think the one thing I would work on for next year is to try to make it more competitive here on campus. We did not know what to expect so we didn't push it as hard as we could have.

Lindley Elementary

It was very easy to run. My only problem was that when teachers entered their own reading sessions, my view would show that they entered a session for 0 minutes. I would edit it to show 15 minutes, but when I would look the next day - it would say 0 again. However, our total appeared to be correct, so I didn't worry too much.


Kirksey Elementary

We really enjoyed participating in the read-a-thon. It was so easy to do and everyone was extremely helpful with any questions we had.

Chesterfield Academy

We love participating in Read-A-Thon each year! It is by far our most successful fundraiser for our small, non for profit, preschool. One thing I would like to see is a way to email out the information to the parents instead of the printed pages. I had so many parents tell me they accidently threw the paper away and I had to print new ones.


Multnomah St. Elementary School

We raised over $2,000 in 3 weeks and the school read over 120,000 minutes! I loved this!!


LISA Academy Chenal

It was our first one ever and I think we did well. Next time, I have a few more ideas on how to be more successful!


Aura Elementary School

This was our 1st Read-a-Thon and we felt we were very successful. We are hoping to have even more participation next year!


Luther Jones Elementary School

This was the best and easiest fundraiser I have ever been involved in. The people at the Read-A-Thon customer service - helpdesk are amazing. Keri was my contact and every time I had a question she was always so nice and quick with a response. The kids loved it. the parents loved it and so did all the teachers.

David Barton Elementary School

This was the best way to earn money for our library. We raised $2749.85! That's three times the amount we raised last year. It was so easy. Once the classes and names were set up, the Read-a-Thon did everything else.


Bass Hoover Elementary PTO

Great easy fundraiser that promotes reading and encourages students through incredible prizes to build an incredible foundation.


The Discovery School Library

Great fundraiser that focuses on student reading.


South Mountain Elementary PTO

Super simple and easy to run!


Madison Elementary School

A couple things I can think of: 1. Need new and more videos that could be used for kick off events to inform students and staff. 2. Don't have the emails sent out by the school's fundraiser leader say it's from Colby @ Read-a-thon. It's confusing.


Allen Avenue Elementary PTA

This was the easiest fundraiser we've hosted. It practically runs itself! The materials were sorted and ready for classroom distribution. I saved hours of volunteer time by running this read-a-thon.

Sunderland Elementary School

Our read-a-thon was a great success. It was great to support our library through reading!


Riverview Elementary School

Everything was great!


St. Ambrose School

The Read-A-Thon was a fun and easy fundraiser for our school!



For our first time it went great! The easy of use was nice. Looking forward to next year and building it up more.

St. Bethlehem Elementary

It went way better than I ever imagined! We will definitely be using this each year for our fundraiser!


Ritter School

Went well, it was a great experience.

Notre Dame School of Dallas

We had a good Read-A-Thon. It was a great alternative to our annual book fair!


Ryon Middle School

This was the easiest fundraiser I have ever hosted. While we didn't earn as much as I had hoped, I am still pleased. I think, in the future, a date earlier in the school year would be more profitable.


New Franklin Elementary School

You have wonderful staff who are very informative and supportive. Kari was wonderful.

Kennedy Elementary School

Our families loved it and participation exceeded our expectations!



I thought that this was a genius idea. So easy.


Carl Junction Schools

Everything went very smooth with our Read a Thon. This program is so easy to use and a great way to get students involved. I loved how friendly and helpful the staff is. I appreciated the fact that I could just email our list and they would upload them for me. Thank you!


Woodall Public Schools

What a great fundraiser!!!!!

Weddington Elementary

All in all we enjoyed our experience with read a thon. It would have been nice to get a few extra wrist bands because not all of our students got one even though they had a take home sheet. That was our only problem besides helping parents and community members understand what the read a thon was all about and being willing to invest in it.

McDonald Elementary School

Considering this was our first attempt at an online fundraiser AND the fact that we were hit by Hurricane Matthew and missed eight school days, we did surprisingly well. Kari Styne was extremely helpful and patient with ALL the questions I had. She always responded quickly and positively.

From the very beginning, this has been such an enjoyable and stress free experience. The printed personalized letters were very impressive and the donation pages the students created with their picture in the video was adorable. The report choices were so helpful in keeping our students informed on our progress during morning announcements. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

Eagleswood Elementary

This was such a amazing fundraiser. It really got kids more interested in reading more!

J.P. Ryon Elementary PTO

Loved it. Kids had so much fun!


Robin Hill School

We loved this experience. Thank you for helping make this a successful event for our school.


Cottonwood Day School

A success!!!!


Jackson-Milton Elementary

I am so proud of our Blue Jay family for working so hard during this Read-a-thon and raising money for our school. Great Job Blue Jays!


Bonita Springs Charter School

Such an amazing, easy fundraiser! Looking forward to doing it again next year!


Hill Elementary PTA

Hands down the best fundraiser we have ever utilized! So easy to use and Customer Service was BEYOND helpful!

Thank you thank you thank you! We are so grateful!!!


This read-a-thon really made my students excited about reading! Throughout the year its hard to keep them motivated to read, this was a great way to ignite the love of reading!


Logan Elementary PTO

2 improvements requested: 1. A few parents mentioned that they'd like to see paypal as a payment option for donations. 2. The free photo incentive seems like a great idea, but would be useful if families could upload a photo via their child's page instead of requiring volunteers take photos of the students at school via the RAT camera function. We simply don't have the volunteer base to make something like that happen at our school.



This was a great fundraiser. It was easy to do because the Read-a-Thon team helped with every step of the way.


Lee F. Jackson PTA

The Lee F. Jackson Read-a-Thon was great. The website is easy to setup and is easy to use.



My Read-a-thon went much better this year than last year but the one complaint I was getting from parents is why are there no books for the students to read on the Read-a-thon site. It would be really amazing if Read-a-thon could partner with another organization like MyOn maybe so that students can put in their Reading Levels and read books on the site and this way the site can track how many books they are reading and minutes. Read-a-thon really only gives students a timer and puts all of the responsibility on them or their parents but I think you would get more funds raised if there were books the students could read on the site already.


Avondale Elementary PTA

We LOVE read-a-thon! It is our easiest, no hassle fundraiser we do. The staff is so supportive and helpful and always willing to answer questions.


SVLC Parent Club

This was an awesome experience for our club. The process was very simple and we made so much more than we thought we could. We will definitely make this an annual fundraiser.


Winslow Township School 2 HSA

Our Read-a-thon was amazing! Simple and easy!


Sidney Lanier Vanguard Orchestra

I loved how simple and easy this process was. It's a great idea and I really like the paperless aspect of it!

Jackson-Milton Elementary

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this way. All of my materials came organized and personally addressed to each of my students. This was our first year hosting a Read-A-Thon, but this will definitely become something that we do annually!

Benjamin Franklin School

This was our third Read a Thon. We love the program, and will definitely do it again next year. It is such an easy fundraiser for our school's Reading Team and Library! This year we used the instant rewards model, which I like overall, since it rewards both readers and fundraisers. The only thing I would change (if possible) is having a little bit more control over the donation levels when creating the prize sheets. We are a Title I school in a very economically depressed area (more than 80% of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunches), and it is difficult for our students to raise the funds required to earn the prizes in the donation list. I'm getting the impression from students and parents that trying to raise $250/$500/$1000 is nearly impossible for them, is intimidating for them, and turns them off from participating. In fact, only one student in our entire building raised more than $250, and just barely. It would be a welcome change to be able to see a restructured donation level chart that would begin at $10 and end at $250 ($10, $25, $50, $100, $250). I feel like we would have a higher participation level in our school if we could choose those goals that would be more attainable for our low-income students.


Sonoran Science Academy-Broadway

Having the read-a-thon for an extended period was a big improvement in our donations. Thanks to all those who participated!

EAGLE College Prep 4th Grade

What an amazing and academic way to raise money for your class or school

Mt. Aetna Adventist School

Wow. The easiest and best read-a-thon ever. Thank you!

L. L. Beazley Elementary

Everybody at Read-A-Thon is so helpful and we were able to raise even more money this year. Wonderful!


Sturgis Unified PTSA

Overall this has been a great experience! Most of the issues we had with implementation were due to things on our end that will be better next year. I truly appreciate the customer service.


Meadow Hall PTA

Went very well. Thanks for having such a user-friendly website!


Hobgood Academy Preschool

Our Read-a-thon was a great success! We will continue this every year.


Knippa Baseball

It went well.


Middle Creek Elementary

The Read-A-Thon team Rocks!!!

Coleman Elementary

Kids at Coleman loved participating in this Read-A-Thon! It was our first one and incredibly successful. We stressed minutes read vs. money collected to celebrate and create a habit and love of reading. This was a great and easy way to support our goal.


Blue Hill Consolidated School

Our read-a-thon went as well as could be expected as we had started it just before the Covid-19 outbreak. Promoting it and successfully getting it off the ground with remote learning and knowing families were struggling financially did not work in our favor. Under such circumstances though, we did earn some money and are grateful for the Read-a-thon program and the support we did receive from our community. Thank you from all of us at BHCS!


Charlotte Elementary

Our Read-a-thon was a wonderful experience. Our students loved adding their minutes to their pages and donations were more than we could have hoped for!


Deer Park Elementary

It went well. This is one of the easiest fundraisers. I appreciate that help is always available.


Eatontown PTA

This is our second Read-a-thon and we plan to make it a annual fundraiser for our PTA. We combined the PTA's with the other Elementary schools in town, and this year we were able to almost tripled our first Read-a-thon in donations. Best of all the children were inspired to read over 31,000 minutes. Thanks Read-a-thon.


Emerald Christian Academy

This was a great experience! I so wish we did not have the Coronavirus shut down school for our students--which made it really difficult to have a big push the second week, no prizes or assemblies where we could really get jazzed for our leader boards!!


Lincoln Elementary

This was the easiest fundraiser I have ever done. I will definitely do this again and reccommend it to others.


Ottawa Christian Academy

The Read-A-Thon was a huge success for our small school.



We had a blast. Our kids loved it and their readings skills improved a lot.


New Franklin Elementary School

Our Read-a-thon went great! It is easy to run and allows for us as a small school to raise funds in a way that promotes our kiddos to love reading! Thank you!


South Broward Montessori Charter School

This is a great program thank You ! We love it !


Richmond Academy

Read-A-Thon is fun, educational and simple way for us to raise money for our school. The students get involved and they enjoy reading to raise money.


Casey Elementary

Our Read-a-thon was a great hit this year! We were able to raise money to support our school library and we will definitely do our best to make it bigger and better next year. Thanks!


The Childrens School at Stephens College

We loved our first Read-a-thon! Such a worthwhile way to raise money for our school.


Woodall School

It was fantastic and the perfect fund raiser for my reading lab.


Brookside PTA

The program was great. The customer support team was also amazing. They were very helpful along the way. In addition the kids and parents enjoyed this fundraiser very much!


Kingsland Charter School

So fun and very successful


St. Ambrose School

The Read-A-Thon went well - the customer service we received from Tiffany, for any questions we had along the way, was excellent! Thank you.


Parrish School First Grade

It went well. This was a great fundraiser for our school. Thank you.


Kaleo Academy

I really enjoyed our experience. This was the easiest fundraiser we have ever done, and the most lucrative! I would have liked a better step by step for how the actual read a thon worked. We were a little unclear on how the student part of reading and sharing that info worked. Other AThons, like jump Athons, you are getting pledges for what you do. This was different. We figured it out, but it would have been helpful to have that better picture at the beginning. Other than that, it was great! We will be doing it again next year!


Battiest Elementary

It was great and easy! Thank you!

Green Fields School

Good for the first time. Yes we would like to do it again.


Nursery School at St. Dunstans

I believe this of our third time raising funds with you, this is the easiest and most profitable fundraiser we do all year. Thank you again!


Harmony Science Academy- Fort Worth

I loved this fundraiser! It would've been nice to have more students participate, but we still have half of the enrollment online only. We will definitely be doing this again!!!


Huggins Elementary

I loved that everything came pre-printed and ready to go. It made it easy for me.



So easy, thank you!


Westchester Intermediate PTO

It was simple to run, we enjoyed it!


Carlin Springs Elementary School

This was the easiest fundraising ever!


Hidden Valley Elementary

We were disappointed in our cash donations. THis is the first time we have done this so I think that families, although we communicated about this, felt that donations could only be done online. We had our Spanish and Somali Liaisons contact our families multiple times. I believe we only earned 350 in cash donations. This is significantly less than in our previous years, but the online was never a factor so we ended up making a bit less than usual on the readathon as a whole. We are redoing boundaries and our school is growing from 400-600 and retaining only 1/3 of our school population. We may or may not do this again. The new PTO is going to have to make that decision but we will not know until summer at the earliest.


Elm Creek Elementary PTA

We are so fascinated on how extremely easy this was . Our students have a blast and it was by far the greatest experience we had with reading .


Sory Elementary Library

WE did not have an opportunity to have a Kick Off celebration, and then our staff meeting was cancelled. These two factors really got us off to a slow start. We will be trying again in the Spring.

Overall, a good experience with you.

San Fernando Valley Academy

The teachers felt it was a great way to raise money and we will definitely try to do it once per year. We just need to build up parental and student support.

Queensview Nursery School and Kindergarten

It was great!


Jessup Elementary School PTA

Hi, First I love this fundraiser because it remotes reading in young people which is fantastic! And it is a very straight forward and super easy fundraiser which I really appreciated! But unfortunately we didn't do will because of what is currently taken place which is COVID-19 pandemic which is truly unfortune!!! Thank you Shay


St. Robert Bellarmine School

It was super easy and we loved the experience. We will definitely be doing this again!


Central Lake Elementary

This organization is extremely helpful! We enjoy participating at Central Lake! Thank you so much!


Woodlawn PTA for the Library

Everything was great. I will be retiring, but I think my school will do this again.


Fedrica P Moise

We had a great experience, considering that we started with a small group. I think for future read-a-thon's, it should be more interactive. For example, our group were Middle School and High School, so they should be allowed to use their email address to be able to share on their social media, but still have their parent email connected for sponsors to give donations. Thank you for the experience


Clear Lake Christian School

It was easy. Read-A-Thon Staff were helpful many times and fast to respond.

Rising Sun Montessori School

This is our first year doing a Read-a-Thon. We didn't do a lot of heavy promoting, mostly internal with our students. We only hung up the posters provided in the kit, did a few postings internally and on our Facebook page. Overall, this was the biggest fundraiser for our school, so we will continue to host Read-a-Thons hereafter and will increase the way we promote the event, getting our students more involved as well as the community.

Library Events

This read-a-thon was awesome! Teachers and students enjoyed the process. As the coordinator, it was easy to manage and there was a lot of support from the read-a-thon staff.


Worley Elementary School

We are so pleased!! Thank you for making this an easy, educational way to raise money for our school!


Lynnwood Meadowdale Cooperative Preschool

The Read-a-Thon went great! Much more than I anticipated for a preschool!


Richmond Academy

We are so happy to have found Read-a-thon. It was a simple and yet effective way fundraiser. We are one step closer to our goal of buying a new school bus.


Beavercreek City Schools

This was a wonderful fundraiser for us. In the past, we have used book fairs to help raise money, but those became very work-intensive with very little profit for our group. We have learned quite a bit during the process and look forward to making this an annual event!


Word of God Academy

I've been thrilled with the customer service experience I have had with RAT. I had a few small problems that I emailed about and they were solved almost instantly.

I LOVE the new option to do away with prize center, which allowed me to reward my students in more creative ways, and allowing us to use more of our money.

Overall the RAT is a fantastic experience for just about everyone involved!

It is a simple way to raise more money than any of my other efforts while focusing on what is really important- students reading!

Oak Ridge PTA

Thank you very much for you help kicking off our first Read-A-Thon! It was kind of a last minute decision for us and it still turned out well. We hope to have another one next year and maybe make it an annual event!

Thank you again!

Jordan Linnenkugel
Oak Ridge PTA
Lubbock, Texas

Westgate Alt Elementary School PTA

Easy to do. Good returns!



Great way to earn money for PTA and get kids reading!

Pomeroy Elementary PTA

Went well, the kids loved it. Parents loved the ease, they did ask that the mechanism for sharing on social media be looked at for optimization. It was a little confusing and hard to do.


Fair Oaks Preschool

This was a very easy process!

Spring Valley

Read-A-Thon is great. I did not promote it as much this year, but the kids were still excited about it.


The Juniper School

What an awesome program! It was a huge success at our school. We will use this again!!!


South Euless Elementary School

We loved the ease of this fundraiser! Thank you!


Huntsville Elementary School

Read-A-Thon has been a great annual event to help us kick off our second semester. It is a great way to encourage kids who already have a habit of reading each day and/or to help kids refocus on reading each day to help them finish the school year strong.


Plato Academy St Petersburg PTO

This was easy and your staff was wonderful. We can't wait to do it again next year. Some families had issues setting up their pages and making donations but it was cleared up quickly.


Lake Ridge Elementary PTA

Walking into the Read-A-Thon our PTA had no expectations. Our goal was simply to meet our fall fundraiser goal, virtually. This was the best program we've chosen. It was simple to set up, our representative Kari was with us every step of the way. When I say this was not only a great way to fundraise, we saw the excitement in our students and teacher participation. Love, love, love the concept and the ease this brought our PTA during a pandemic we thought would ruin our efforts.


Valley Falls Elementary

Everything seemed to work well for us. Your company helped us along the way. Next step is wrapping things up.

Richford Elementary School

Very fun experience for the students and a great way to have a fundraiser and make it educational.

SST Advancement

It was pretty great. Thank you for the opportunity. I guess I just wish there was a way to monitor the reading better for students that are logging in at home. Maybe having a teacher give a code for the amount of minutes the student plans to read. Also, a couple students were keeping the sessions open when they weren't reading. We discuss honesty and integrity, but I wish there was a digital way to prevent this from happening. Overall students were honest and loved it. I think many families did as well.


University Park Elementary Library

Thank you again, for a super easy way to raise funds for our library! And even better, it's a great way for us to encourage students to read!!


Charles Warstler Elementary

This was a fantastic event for this year since we had to do virtual fundraising. it was a very easy event!


Winslow Township School #3

Thought this was a fun and very easy way to raise quick money for our school. Tammy was supportive and very helpful.


Promise Land Academy

I loved this concept! For the first year I think things went very well. Perhaps there could be more pre-event videos that we can send to parents sprior to the start of the fundraiser to get them a little more excited. My students had fun and I loved how we could interact via social media. Thanks for a great first year! I look forward to doing this again next year!


MacArthur School PTA

Our read-a-thon went great


Bearden Elementary

I thought it was awesome for our first time. We will definitely be conducting another Read a Thon. Thanks.


Bailey Station Elementary

It was during COVID, so we didn't raise at much money as we normally do, but we're still pleased.



Once again, we met our goal and it was not too hard to do. The ease of the Read-a-Thon is welcoming. Students were excited and the school was buzzing about it for sure. The videos and website are supportive and easy to navigate.



It was so much fun for our school! It encouraged our students to read!


Glenn Dale Elementary School

This is the best fundraiser next to gofundme ever! I cannot wait to do this again next year (hopefully in person). Thank you for making this available to public schools where funds are always desperately needed.



This has been the easiest fundraiser we’ve ever done. The girls had the added benefit of bettering themselves through reading and learning. Thanks for making it great!



This was an effortless fundraiser that encouraged reading - it was fantastic!


Carson City Elementary

I am shocked at how well this Read-a-thon went for our school! This is the most money we've raised since I have started leading March is Reading Month at my school a few years ago. Everything was easy and this process made it easier for families and community members to donate.


Longwood Elementary PTA

I thought the experience was great. You guys have it so organized that it was easy to do. The only feedback I would give is that the paperwork that was send home the week before had Spanish on the back but the paperwork that went home the day it started does not have Spanish on the back. If they could both have Spanish on the back that would be great. Thank you for all the touching base via email that went on before and during the event.


Herma S. Simmons Elementary

It was an awesome way to fundraise! Looking forward to doing it again soon!


Dufief Elementary School PTA

The Read-a-Thon site worked well for readers and their sponsors, and it was a successful fundraising campaign for the PTA. Printed materials could include a lot more details explaining the goals, start and end dates, suggested "pitch" lines for the kids, etc.


Malden Elementary School PTA

We are blown away by how easy it has been to run a fundraiser through Read-A-Thon! We have at least doubled the amount of money raised in any other fundraiser we've done in the past year (or longer), and it was SO MUCH EASIER! Customer service was wonderful. Tiffany did so much to help set up our event, enter our students, and make sure we always had what we needed. The only problem we had throughout the Read-A-Thon was that some students continued to show up on our prize list after they had already received their prize. Not a big deal though! We kept track of who received prizes, and if we didn't catch it, students were very honest about having already gotten a prize. Students, teachers, and parents have all enjoyed participating, and we will definitely be making this an annual fundraiser for our school PTA!


Enterprise Elementary

Loved how easy it was!!!


GLOBE Charter School

GLOBE Charter School enjoyed another Read a Thon. Thank you for your support in helping improve student reading and our school.


Ticasuk Brown Elementary

The students and I enjoyed the read-a-thon. I will be doing this fundraiser again next school year, never have I found something so easy for both the students and myself.


Oak Grove Elementary

This was my very first Read-A-Thon and I cannot wait until our next one. What a wonderful way to encourage and promote reading at home and at school!


Charter School for Applied Technologies

Loved it! So easy and soooo glad the handouts were printed by Read-a-Thon instead of having to do it myself!


Fort White High School

We are very happy with our results. Our principal promised that if we met our goal, then he would dye his hair for a day.

The class that raised the most gets to pick the color. So, we are going to have a pizza party with our Top Readers and Top Raisers and dye his hair. We are going to pass out prizes at the party so it should be a great day.

Dream Lake Elementary PTA

This fundraiser was great! The support was awesome and very helpful :)


Ambassadors Academy

Thank you. Our students and teachers really enjoyed participating in the read-a-thon. Our expectations were met and exceeded. We will definitely be able to purchase the technology and STEM material needed for our students. Thank you to all the parents and sponsors that helped make this possible.


Paradise Hills Community Preschool

We loved how easy it was to have the Read-A-Thon. We will be using this again next year


Madison County Elementary School

Through the pandemic, the support staff was extremely helpful. I had to try to figure out a way to notify students of the closing out of the readathon fundraiser who were not in the same classroom that they were in when it started. The representative that we have been working with generated a report that made it easy for me to figure that information out.


Sevilla EMS

We loved the Read-a-Thon! This was such a great and easy way to raise money for our school. We can’t wait until our next Read-a-Thon!!!


Banyan Elementary PTA

This was our first Read-a-thon and it was great. Super easy to set up and manage. Some feedback that we got from parents was they wished for easier access to the students rather than having to go through the set up process every time. Other than that it was great and the kids are excited to go shopping.

Thank you!

East Elementary

Our Read-a-thon went great! We will definitely do it again. Having all the information printed for us was a huge help! We also really liked the user-friendly administrator web page to access minutes and donations.


KIPP Comienza Community Prep Upper School

We loved the read-a-thon and we will definitely participate next year.


South Grove Intermediate

Last time we did the Read A Thon we raised just over $700. This time, we raised a whopping $2018!!! We are super excited to be able to purchase more reading materials for our school!


Glen Haven PTA

It was successful and the students really enjoyed it!


Peters Elementary PTA

We had a wonderful experience with Read-A-Thon! Kari helped us every step of the way and was fantastic! She was a huge help and answered all of our many, many questions right away. We raised more money than a lot of our board members expected and believe it will be even better next year when we pursue business sponsors. Looking forward to doing another Read-A-Thon next year.


Banquete Elementary

It went great! The students read a lot of minutes.


Banquete Elementary

It went great! The students read a lot of minutes.


Sand Ridge Elementary

Everything went well, very easy to set and everything that we needed was provided. Would definitely do it again next year

Mission Kidz Child Care

Super Easy, will definitely do it again!


Mt Calvary Lutheran School

Very easy and a great way to raise funds for our school, especially in these COVID 19 times where traditional activities are not possible!


Pittman Elementary

We had great success again this year. Our initial papers to send home did not have student names printed on them. That caused some problems, but we were able to re-print pages with names on them.


Norfolk Highlands Primary

I love how helpful the staff is. Every step, I had someone contacting me to make sure I had everything I needed. Great!


Shaw Elementary

We love using read a thon as our one and only fundraiser for the school year!! Thanks!!


Canterbury Elementary School

Well... that was easy! For about 2 hours (at most!) of work on my end, we've earned $1800 from a very small number of students. Of our 400 kids, only 80 sent out invitations... and we STILL earned that amount. So next year I'll focus on getting kids to send out invites and teaching the teachers how to use their page so they do a better job of putting in the times read. Thanks for this!


All Saints Academy

It would have been helpful to be able to email parents who had not yet activated their accounts. While our roster had our teachers and students, it did not contain the parent emails. Maybe that was an option that we did not include in the spreadsheet we submitted, but it would have been helpful to have that data included. The reading sessions were very easy to add/edit. Having all the materials printed and sorted and ready to pass out was very helpful.


Mounds Park academy

Thank you so much! This was so easy and fun to do.


Horizon Elementary School

This has been a great tool for raising much-needed additional funds for our library.


Acton Cooperative School

A Read-a-Thon is an easy way for an organization to raise money while promoting the joy of reading.


Berwick Alternative K-8

This was our school's first Read-A-Thon. I think we did a good job. Tiffany was amazing!! She answered all my questions.


Westmoreland PTA

We almost doubled our donations from last year. We have learned how to enhance participation and have ideas to increase awareness and involvement even more for next year. The website is is easy to use and the Read a Thon staff are extremely accessible and helpful in answering questions.



This was our PTO’s first year using and it was a very postitive experience. The website was easy to navigate and understand. We loved the personalized color copies that came to us sorted and stapled by class. This was very helpful and ensured that we got the materials distributed on time.


Frontier Regional School

This was amazing! We raised so much more than I thought we would!!


Menifee Union School District

It was fantastic. The students loved it and we raised the funds we needed!


Frederick School

We tried to expand the Read-A-Thon this year by doing it for two weeks. Unfortunately, we also went on strike as teachers during the first week of the Read-A-Thon. We did not have much teacher enthusiasm for the fundraiser this year, but will try again next year.


Wilburn Elementary

The coronavirus outbreak seemed to impact our read a thon. If we do this next year as a school. I believe we will see better results.


Myers Elementary

Overall, we had a great experience with the Read-a-Thon. The interest in reading went up tremendously. Students and teachers loved the reading time during the day.


CE Williams North

This was fantastic! We got the kids reading and raised money for our amazing school. We will definitely be doing this again!


Reynolds Elementary PTO

It was easy and the support center was helpful with my questions. We will definitely do this again.


Pinewood Elementary School

Pinewood Parent Club loves the ease of the Read-A-Thon as a whole school fundraiser. The option for student/participation prizes and printed materials provided by the Read-A-Thon program is helpful.


Herma S. Simmons Elementary

This is a great way to raise money to support initiatives at your school! This is the second year we have conducted a Read-A-Thon and it has been extremely successful.


Yardville Stars

Great experience! Thank you!


Sory Elementary Library

We LOVED the simplicity of this fundraiser! Thank you!

Blue River Valley Elementary

Our Read-a-thon was a great success! We will definitely be doing another round next year.


Cedarville Elementary Third Grade

This was the best fundraiser we have ever done. Our kids, staff and parents loved it!


Dora Erickson Elementary PTO

This really encouraged our students to read more and got them excited about reading!


St. Paul Catholic School

As a first-time fundraiser, we feel it was successful and helped create excitement about reading. We are a small school, and we are pleased with our results. We look forward to scheduling it again next year (and hopefully with no Coronavirus disruptions). Thank you, Sissy Revord


Suwannee Elementary School

It was definitely the easiest way to raise money for our school. We plan to have another one next year but at the beginning of school. We had too many fundraisers going on and this inhibited our amount raised. I got lots of feedback from teachers that they liked how easy it was to use. It's an awesome program. I have recommended it to another media specialist in our district. She plans to do one next school year. Thank you Read-A-Thon! My rep was so helpful!!!!


Marshall Elementary PTO

We love this fun raiser. The only thing we had problems with were parents not realizing that they needed to have their kiddos shop with their Rat Bucks.


Alpine Elementary School

It was the easiest and the most educational way to raise funds for our school.


North County Intermediate School

Considering we are a Title 1 School in a rural area of the Ozarks, we were pleased with the amount raised.


The Capitol School

This was a great program that was easy to use. I love how you all stayed in contact with me throughout the entire process. Thank you. We will definitely be using this program again!


Carlos Coon Elementary PTA

please add to show top students or readers on the main page. And a reward sheet for the students to view on their personal page. A lot of parents lost their first flyers where the rewards were listed


Glen Haven Elementary

We plan to do this again next year!

Wilburn PTA

Our read-a-thon went well. It was a great way to jumpstart reading and fundraising at our school. We can't wait to host another one!

Granville Academy

This worked great for our school as our first ever fundraiser. All of the staff at Read-A-Thon were extremely helpful answering any questions we had and making sure we were as successful as possible!


Bowley Elementary School

We loved it! It was so easy and fun for the kids!


Rapides Academy

This was an awesome experience for our school. We really look forward to doing this again next year.


Kenmore Middle School

This was a wonderful event at our school! Our students were engaged, excited and enthusiastic! We look forward to doing another Read-A-Thon next school year!

Fort Collins Christian School

Read-a-thon is one of the best fundraisers I have ever done! It is so easy to run, fun and exciting for the kids, and profitable for our school! I would highly recommend a read-a-thon to any school! Thank-you Read-a-thon for providing a simple way to raise money and promote literacy at the same time!


Belle Plaine Elementary

Our Read-a-thon went very well. It is easy to run for great returns. I like that the Read a thon admin covers everything for us, even sorting and sending the prizes. I also like that the directions on the website are easy to follow and have videos for when I needed extra support.


Wellborn Elementary School

We were pleased for our first year. Our teachers and parents were a little confused as what exactly to do but next year we will have a better understanding. So far overall great event.


Shaw Elementary

We LOVE Read-A-Thon. Their website is super simple for families to use and donate. Our favorite part about Read-A-Thon is that it's a fundraiser combined with reading. A great way to get parents interested in the importance of reading with their child! Thank YOU!


Brooklyn Blue Feather PTO

We try our best during these hard times didn't reach our goal but that was ok.


Simi Valley Adventist School

This program was so easy to run, and we had so much fun. We will use the system again next year and hope to raise even more. Thank you to the staff at R-A-T for all the help and patience as we worked our way through the program!

Simi Valley Adventist School

Donna Shepard Intermediate School

The process was simple and effective. Kari was super helpful.


Sugar Hill Elementary

i thought your website was easy to use, and thought it was a cute idea.

we may try you again next year!

Cottonwood Day School

This was a GREAT first year use of the Read-a-thon program. We look forward to next year and hopefully to raise even more money for our non-profit school! The students enjoyed the whole experience and seeing their reading goals get accomplished was incredible!


Norfleet PTA

This is the first time we held this fundraiser. Although we did not reach our fundraising goal we have learned some things we need to improve upon on our end.


Hobgood Academy Preschool

I was very pleased with the success of our read-a-thon. I cannot wait to try it again next year. This really encouraged our children to read and to become excited about reading.


Primrose School at Collier Parkway

Our Read-A-Thon went better then would could have imagined. We hoped to make a couple hundred dollars for our school garden and ended up with $1670 minus your companies 20%. Our children read 21,967 minutes over those two weeks. Can't wait to receive the proceeds to order supplies for our garden.


John Brown Elementary School

The Read-A-Thon was such a great fundraiser! We always encourage students to read over holiday breaks anyway, so this is definitely a win-win! It was easy to set up and manage.


Lowell PTA

This was awesome! Thank you!


Zane North PTA

Thank you to the staff of Read-A-Thon! It was very easy to manage the website during this time and customer service was always nice, pleasant, and questions were always addressed in a timely manner. Thank you for all of your help! Also, the printing material looked fabulous!

Melrose Elementary

We Love Read-a-Thon!


Enon Montessori

This was a wonderful fundraiser for our school. We will be adding it to our yearly fundraising schedule.


Friendship Public Charter School - Woodridge Eleme

Everything was smooth. I loved the constant communication and the organization of the website.


Corpus Christi Montessori School

For a first go it went okay. We had some glitches in promoting but the platform is simple and user friendly.


Weeksville Elementary School

I loved the process! It was simple and easy and the students did great. Thank you so much! Improvements would be scripted announcements that could be used daily, scripted facebook posts and all-call messages.


Roskruge PTA

The simple, straightforward, and easy to follow step by step instructions made the Read A Thon a breeze to manage. Even the cash donations were easy to manage. Our only problem was buy in from students who were leery of forwarding emails to their contacts. A bit more promotion on the part of the staff could have made a big difference.


Live Oak Middle School

We love raising readers and money for our library each year. Thank you, Read-a-thon!


Maxwell Pre-K

It really went better than we expected this school year. We only have 34 students and made over $1300 - Maxwell Pre-K Rocks!


Lomitas Leopards

Fabulous event- super easy to use and the kids loved it!


Dora Erickson Elementary

It went very smoothly. Thanks for all your help and advice.


St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

Our inaugural Read-A-Thon was a big hit with our students. We plan to host a Read-A-Thon at the start of each school year using We were pleased with the support we received to troubleshoot system bugs and we look forward to a more productive run next school year.



I have been so very impressed with Read-A-Thon since I first contacted them about doing a fundraiser! How they handle everything takes so much off the organizers! I loved how they sent everything in labeled packages, with dates for handout, as well as how easy the website was to navigate. The families and staff were very supportive and made running it very fun and stress free. I will definitely plan another one for next year!

Aumsville 4th grade

I was so impressed with how smoothly everything ran.


Charles Burke Elementary

We are pleased with this fundraiser. I am hoping that we have better participation in the future. The materials provided were awesome. Is there a way you could add a thank you for participating letter? I have received feedback from both teachers and parents. Parents said the dashboard was not as user friendly as they would like it to be. Many were turned off because the first number listed to donate was $30 and they had to dig deeper to find the smaller options. They also felt that it did not tie into the child's reading enough. I asked what they meant by that, and they said it was more of a just give me money kind of thing. The teachers suggested that the flier going home have examples of prizes in the store. We do a similar type fundraiser that has this feature. Overall it was a very good experience.


Lincoln Elementary School PVO

We think our Read a thon went very well. We have raised much needed money for our students and classrooms. Thank you so much!


BridgePrep Academy South

We really enjoyed hosting a Read-a-thon at our school and our looking forward to using our profits to enhance school wide literacy.


Central Lake Elementary

We had a great time with the read-a-thon while it lasted! Students and parents who were able showed a great amount of participation! Just a there a way to have a second option for students who cannot create an electronic page because of no internet at home? I mentioned the cash donations...but as far as getting the information out to other family members to make them feel included. Thanks for a great read-a-thon!


Little Tots Montessori

This was the EASIEST fundraiser I have ever personally been involved with. Not only is there very little work to do to promote it, but the families who did get involved actually came and participated by reading to their child's class.

Next time we will try to get more families involved though because not even half of our center families participated...imagine what we could do if at LEAST half of them did!!

Holy toledo!! So exciting!!!

St. Martin Upper Elementary

The Read-a-thon went really well for our first time. I am already looking forward to next year. Now that our staff knows what to expect and do, we will be more successful.


Milton Elementary Middle

I love the ease of this fundraiser! This fundraiser has helped me focus on what is truly important...student literacy. Thank you!



Thanks to all of the fabulous families that donated and the amazing kiddos that read all year!


Three Oaks Middle School

I will start by saying that we raised more money than I ever anticipated. This was definitely an elementary event and I wish that would have been made clearer in the beginning. The prizes and videos are a bit "cheezy" for middle school students.


Sarfan Early Childhood Center

We are so pleased with the ease of this fundraiser!


Shaw Elementary

This has been an awesome experience! Thanks so much!


Giberson 4th Grade!

I cannot believe we made as much money as we did! Thank you for the great opportunity!!!

John Shaw Elementary

Thank you for a great fundraiser. Very successful and simple to use.


Lot Whitcomb Elementary School

This fund raiser was easy to administer and our community liked it. Students were happy to read and participate.

Annunciata School

I feel like it went well.


Enterprise Elementary

The kids really enjoyed getting prizes for both money earned and reading minutes. We had more participation then last year. This is our second year and we have found it is an easy and fun way to earn money for our school!


Paramount Academy

Our read-a-thon went awesome. We used additional incentives that really helped boost our minute tally. I loved the changes through the administrator site to be able to add minutes and access the other teacher's dashboards when necessary. Also, the inability to log in time at home before the start date. LOVE. My only thing that I would change would be to give the teachers the ability to add a single reader session for the students that use a paper log; rather than just an administrator. Another successful year!



This was a great experience and fun and easy fundraiser for our school!!!! We loved it!!!

Simonton Elementary PTO

You guys were great! It was just a hard time for a small school with COVID numbers.


Belle Plaine Elementary

Read-a-thon was a great experience for our school. The staff was very helpful. The website was easy to maneuver through. We will do read-a-thon again.

John Adams Elementary School

It went well. Easy to operate. We just struggle geeting all students to create a webpage and sharing through social media. We have a very small percent of students who raise the money for the Read-A-Thon.


Naomi Pasemann Elementary

This was my first time running the read-a-thon and I had a few hiccups. I feel I learned a lot, but was disappointed in our total :/. I would love if the starter kit was an auto ship once all classes have been entered to ensure that it arrived before the start date. I didn't realize I needed to order it and did not receive it until the end of the week in our first week of the read-a-thon. Overall, I think the idea is great and hope next year will be better!

Zane North PTA

Thank you to ALL of the Read-A-Thon crew, especially Tiffany and Colby, for your support, help, and willingness to help our Read-A-Thon fundraiser for Zane North PTA. It was very nice to work with such a great team and know our questions are always answered in such a short time with detailed answers. We look forward to working with you again next year for Read Across America Week! Take care! Sandra Nesbitt Treasure Zane North PTA 2017-2018


Kingsland Charter School

Great experience! Thank you!


Classical Conversations Sacramento

Great program.

Classical Conversations Sacramento

Great program.

Walkersville Elementary

I thought the Read-a-thon went well. I loved the booklet that was sent out with the calendar of dates for when to begin things and send home the papers. Very organized. I would love to see a better kickoff video that appeals to both primary and intermediate grades.

Waterloo PTO

We loved the Read-A-Thon!!! Thank you for providing this opportunity. We plan to take advantage in the future, please don't go away.


Heritage Elementary Archery

This is an awesome fundraiser. Your process is so easy and guided. The customer service support is great as well. Everyone that we have dealt with have been great. Thank you for Read-A-Thon!

Williams Township School

Awesome !


Xenia Preschool

I was very pleased with our read-a-thon for our very first fundraiser ever!. My building is a preschool building and we are just introducing families to a positive school experience and this one was easy and educational! Thank you!


Neblett Elementary

I must say, this has been the easiest fundraiser I have been associated with since I started here at Neblett Elementary.

Pomeroy PTA

This was a great first experience for us. We will definitely do this again and have it on the calendar to do it the fall of the new school year 2017.

Reeceville Elementary

We loved the read-a-thon. It would be nice if administrators could leave updates/posts on the school group page. I also think it would be nice if supporters could view the school group page as well as the student's page.


Torrington christian academy

Torrington Christian Academy loved this fundraiser and we intend on using Read-A-Thon again in the future.


Fernandez Elementary

It was awesome!! Thank you so much for the opportunity. We will be doing it again next year.


Perdido Elementary/Middle School

This was a very "do-able" fundraiser that motivated our students to read to help our school raise money for our library - a definite "win-win" for any school librarian!!

Children's Synergistic Learning Collaborative

We enjoyed the read a thon for the second year in a row!

We were glad to have the option of no prizes this year.

Glenwood Academy

Tiffany was great. I am doing two fundraisers at the school right now and I never could have done it without her.


Malik Academy

Read-A-Thon was an enjoyable experience for our students. We are looking forward to doing it again next year!



This is the easiest fundraiser our school has ever done!!!! It's a win/win-Reading plus fundraising!!!


Queen of All Saints

The students thoroughly enjoyed our first Read-A-Thon. We look forward to hosting another one next year.

Ben Franklin Elementary/Junior High

Our read-a-thon experience at Ben Franklin was fantastic. This is the second one that we have done and it was bigger and better than the last. Looking forward to the next one.

Morris Two Rivers Head Start Agency

We love it !!! It’s been our fourth year doing it for our small center !!! Each year we passed our goal !


San Antonito Elementary School

I was very easy and the children loved it!

Imogene Gideon Elementary School

The Read-a-Thon was a new experience for our families and while I was not expecting to do as well as our traditional fall fundraiser, we did much better than anticipated. I believe that next time we'll do better as a whole at promoting this as a fundraiser to our families and not just a reading competition and we will continue this as an additional fundraiser for our school going forward.


Aire Libre Elementary School

It was a great experience! We are looking forward to doing it again.


We love doing the read-a-thon. It is such an easy fundraiser and we love promoting reading.


Cornerstone Christian Academy

Super Fun


Elgin School

It went great!


Halstrom Academy San Diego

It was fantastic! We loved the experience and will definitely do it again. We raised $1,220 for our campus which is HUGE!


Homeschoolers For Christ Co-Op

This was the easiest fundraiser our Homeschool Co-Op has ever participated in! The kids were eager to read to earn a pajama day. They also reached their fundraising goal so the Co-Op board members will play egg roulette at lunch one day! A messy end to a wonderful experience.


Enchantment Kids Fine Arts Learning Center

Read-A-Thon made it simple and stress free fo our Early LEarning Center. This was the first read-a-thon that we have done and cannot wait to incorporate another into our annual plan. Thank you!


Messiah Lutheran Preschool

As always, easy to navigate and great fundraiser! Thanks!


Miller South

Great fundraiser. The only problem was in the beginning the teachers did not match up with the students. Unable to tell where the problem generated from. Other than that things went great, can't wait until the next one!


Southside Elementary PTA

We are a very small school. For the first time doing something like this we really enjoyed it. Thanks


Rocky Creek Elementary School

The Read-a-Thon went well. It would be easier for students to log in if the passcodes were shorter or maybe if they could create their own passcode when they set their pages up. I had to give out the passcode several times for many students.


Hillside Academy

Our students and families love Read-A-Thon. Reaching our reading goal is lots of fun!


David C Hinson Middle School

Our Read-A-Thon went beautifully! We really enjoyed the process. The kids had a great time, and their families were so proud of their readers!


Lomitas Leopards

We Love Read-A-Thon. Our kids are getting super motivated reading. They doubled their reading time since the last one we did and we we able to raise money as well. They are gearing up for next year’s already.


Perfect Start Learning

Thanks to the Read a thon platform, I am able to raise funds without asking the families enrolled in my program to attempt to sell anything. We are able to promote literacy between parents and children and support the program at the same time. As an in home preschool program it is hard to find programs like this who remember that in home programs are early education professionals and that we deserve to be supported. Thank you to read a thon for remembering ALL educators and supporting our ability to provide high quality education.


St. Bartholomew School

Our Read-A-Thon went very well for our first time. The students seemed to enjoy it. The only difficulty we had, was that some parents forgot about it after a while.

Orchard Dale

We absolutely loved this low maintenance fundraiser. It was educationally driven, and easy to manage. We will definitely do it again next year!


Ridge Christian Academy

We would love to do another Read-A-Thon. The support we received was awesome.

Messiah Lutheran Preschool

This was a seamless, wonderful experience! Very easy to set up and raise money. Extremely impressed with the process and will continue to do it for years to come for Messiah. Thank you!

P.S. 273

This was our first attempt at running a Read-a-Thon. I think we did well. We need a little help in the area of explain to the parents how to set up their child's page.

Bethel Christian School

I thought this fundraiser was very user friendly! A very easy way for my library to raise funds. The prizes aren't the best but I can understand the need to not have expensive things so we can make the most as possible on the fundraiser.

Columbia Heights Preschool

Love supporting literacy in young children while raising money for playground renovation.


SHSU Charter Greengate

Super easy. Will definitely do again.


Kinder Cub School

The students love it and love getting their rewards.



It went fine for those who participated


Old Fort Elementary

Our students have loved the read-a-thon.



Our Read-a-Thon was a success!!!! It was our first time holding a school-wide Read-a-Thon and the kids and staff had a great time and raised money for a great cause.

Robb Elementary

It went as well as we planned. We loved how easy you made the fundraising process. Everything from the dashboard, reports, parent/business letters, social media ads, etc., really made this easy. Thank you!


Baypoint Preparatory Academy-SD

Baypoint Preparatory Academy- San Diego had a great time!!


Craven Jaguars 8U

We love this fundraiser because it teaches our athletes that they are students first!

Early Learning Center- Old Colony YMCA

This is the best fundraiser for our school. It is so easy to do. I would recommend to others.


Crain Elementary PTO

It was very easy fundraiser. With our school I believe we will need to attack the fundraiser from a different angle and offer a cash and check donation as well as online. I believe with our school we would have better luck doing it this way.


California Elementary School PTA

The Read a Thon is a wonderful idea however given our distance learning environment, it was rather challenging to get students to participate. We are a small school that typically does well with cash and carry fundraisers. We’re glad we tried and perhaps will try again once we are back on campus. Thank you to Tiffany for her awesome support!


Northdale Middle School

This was a nice start for our first time in the middle school setting. We will do this again next fall when more kids are still checked in to their learning. I feel better results will occur next fall.

Sarfan Early Childhood Center

We are so thrilled with how supportive our school family was this year. We raised money to purchase new bikes and other classroom materials. This is a wonderful and rewarding event/program!


North Street Elementary

This Read-A-Thon went very well. Next year we hope to do much better and have more of our students and faculty participating. Thank you for all you do for those of us needing a way to raise funds!

I can't think of anything you can do to improve our experience but I have made a list of things I will do next time!

Virgil PTO

This is the 3rd year we have done the read-a-thon and the kids really enjoy it.

Central Elementary School

Read a thon went great. Yes we would participate in another one if our boss let us.


David Barton Elementary School

Thank you for this fabulous opportunity to easily raise money for our library. It was awesome!


Moss-Nuckols Elementary School PTA

We decided to try the Read-A-Thon because it was a no out of pocket expense fundraiser, and we were not expecting to raise the money we did. The Read-A-Thon support staff was wonderful to work with and they were on top of everything. We will defiantly do this again and would recommend it to anyone.


Sgt. Smith Middle School

This was incredibly easy to set up, but difficult to bolster support at our school. I think it would have been more helpful to have something informational (about the actual procedure of the reading sessions) to tell parents and staff. We struggled to get that set up and could have used some guidance.

I think this was a learning experience and could see doing it again (very differently) in the future.

Providence Elementary 3rd Grade

We raised $720.00 that will go into our 3rd grade account for future field trips and parties! We LOVE Read-a-Thon!


Sugar Creek Consolidated ES

We had a great experience with this Read-A-Thon. We have discussed this with our admin and think it would be great to do school-wide next year.


Broach School of Jacksonville, South Campus

It was an amazing Read-A-Thon and we have had a great success in donation. We are so happy to have this program to help us fundraise for our school.


Lamb Shelter Daycare and Learning Center

This was a fun way to engage students to read and help raise funds. Thank you for the platform and hope to use it again in the future.


Leon Valley Christian Academy

In all honesty, this read-a-thon did not go well. I cannot come up with any particular reason other than lack of support in general. Hope next year will be better.

St. Bartholomew School

Read-A-Thon has been a great way to get students excited about Reading! In a short time we were able to raise a good bit of money for our school. This has been a great program that will benefit our school!

Stephanie Purcell

We loved doing this. It was a Great way to encourage reading at the same time as raising money. Everything was so easy.


Raintree Elementary

We absolutely loved it! We believe that the next time we do it we will have much more participation. Watching their friends get the milestone rewards became tantalizing.


New River Elementary

The students that did participate really enjoyed the Read a Thon. I will definitely have another next year.


Samantha Schroeder

Great experience although I wish there was an option more geared towards homeschool. I know so many families that this would work so well for.



This was a great fundraiser for my very small inclusive preschool! The Read-A-Thon staff were very helpful and easy to work with! Thank you all very much for your help in making this a very successful fundraiser for my school!

Hilltop Home and School Association

I think this fundraiser is amazing, just wish we were in a school that gave more support!

City View School

Your organization has been very professional, the materials that you provided are high quality. The staff was always friendly and helpful,any emails were answered quickly and efficiently.

Manara Academy PTO

It was an easy process and very user friendly!



It was great. It was an easy way to raise money for our school.



It was super easy. The teachers liked the reading aspects and are willing to participate more in the future now that they have done one.


Columbia Parent Teacher Partnership

Such an easy engaging fundraiser. All the work is done for you!


Heywood Elementary School PTO

Unfortunately we had poor participation in our event despite hyping it up and posting frequently to our social media. I think the current pandemic has limited the financial support people are giving.


Traughber Jr. High

It was great to promote reading at our school. Kids enjoyed it!

Traughber Jr. High

It was the easiest fundraiser we have done. It raised funds for our school library so we can buy new books for next year. We hope to get more students involved next year and raise even more funds to purchase materials for our school library.

Black Mountain Elementary

It was very easy and I would do it again.

Bordentown Regional School District

This is a wonderful and carefully organized program. Kari was very prompt and knowledgeable when I had questions.


TES Archery

great experience.


North Ga. Homeschool Cooperative

Thank you for the platform to help us raise funds while engaging children in their reading adventures.

Hudlow Elementary School

We had a good participation rate. Our PTA created leveled prizes for incentives.


Live Oak Elementary

Our first Read-A-Thon went well. We were able to raise $700. Next time we hope to increase our fundraiser by at least $1,000.

Creekview PTO

Surprisingly it went better than I expected due to the current situation we are in.


Praise Temple Christian Academy

This was our first time using Read-a-thon and the families really seemed to enjoy it. We will definitely be hosting another event next school year! Thank you for making this available to us.


WPS 3rd Grade Eagles

This was such an AWESOME experience! We can't wait to do it again next year.

Choctaw Middle School

I was skeptical having a read-a-thon at the middle school level. However, I was surprised at how well we did. The kids who participated enjoyed it, and it was very easy to run. I will be doing this again next year!


Jefferson School

Such a great program. I only wish I worked at a school that had families that could donate more and are more comfortable with online opportunities. Thank you for everything.

Craven Jaguars 10U

The read-a-thon was great for the kids! I wish we got more participation but overall this was a great experience!

Pearman Elementary

This was our first Read-a-thon! We loved it! We ca't wait to do it again!


Central Middle School

This fundraiser was a win-win. It promoted reading at our school and challenged our kids. They had fun and earned great prizes. The work involved to run this program was minimal (which was optimal for us!), and I will definitely do it again. Thanks,

BGCY Learning Tree Daycare

Great Experience! Awesome Resources and very helpful staff.

ECIA Charter

Went pretty well until school closed in March. After that, participation was little to none.


Broach School of Jacksonville, South Campus

The Read-A-Thon was great. Sorry it took so long to close out.


Uplift Pinnacle Prepratory

Amazing experience! Cant wait to do it again!


Manzano Christian School

Our read-a-thon went great for our very first one. The only thing that I would have liked is if I could have posted to Facebook as my school, but the way that you had the parameters set I could only post as myself


P.S. 81 Thaddeus Stevens Read-A-Thon 2016

A Read-A-Thon is an exciting experience, the students were very excited to participate in it. Although we did not get the support we anticipated, I would definitely do it again in the near future. I believe that this is an excellent opportunity to help students to improve their reading skills. Thank you very much for the support and guidance I received during the Read-A-Thon.

Harleysville Learning Center

It was amazing and we will definitely do this again!

Trinity School

This was our first experience with a read a thon. We tried it as an encouragement for summer reading. In the future we will do it in the school year where teachers can remind students daily.

Manara STEM Academy

Went pretty well!

Glenwood Country Day School

Thank you for a great fundraiser. It all went well!



Very good program. We will for sure repeat it next year.

Wewahitchka 8th Grade

The children loved the time to read.

River Roads Lutheran School

The program itself is wonderful and simple to understand. I am very disappointed by the lack of participation from the RRLS Families. We will be participating again next year with hopefully a better participation. Reading is truly fundamental. Thank you all for what you are trying to do to promote reading on a daily basis.


Miss Julies Preschool Classroom

We loved the ease of the Read-A-Thon. The children enjoyed the experience and we believe parents liked having an easy way to help out the school!


Little Tots Montessori

Our first read-a-thon went very well. This one however struggled and I think it was because the uncertainty of our program in June. We have just found out today there will be no more uncertainty. YAY! So we will try another read-a-thon in the fall. Thank you!

Torah Academy of Jacksonville

Even though we are a small school we did ok. Last year was a huge success. We conclude that we will hold a read-a-thon every other year.

Stellar All Stars

This was the best program we have ever used.