You know the feeling: You grab your book, sit down, and suddenly you’re lost, traveling through a new world with a whole set of unfamiliar characters. For you, this is an escape from the daily grind, but, as you know, for your students it’s more than that.
“Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books—they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past,” said Esther Meynell, a noted English author. This is why Read A Thon is more than just a fundraising opportunity. They encourage students to get lost in a good book, where they’re free to explore their dreams and learn from the characters they read about.
The benefits of a Read-A-Thon don’t stop there, though. Here are five more reasons to organize a Read-A-Thon for your students:
Parent Volunteer at Short Pump Elementary
The kids LOVE the ReadaFun fundraiser! Great job!!! Jacob has never read so much in his little life!
PTA President at Forest Avenue School
The ReadaFun platform is very straightforward to use and includes many motivating features for students and teachers. I was very grateful for ReadaFun’s support—any question I asked was clearly addressed and often immediately. We exceeded our fundraising goal before the end of the fundraiser drew near.
Principal at Desert Garden Elementary
El Centro, CA
“We did a fundraiser with ReadaFun and it was very successful. One of the absolute best aspects of this program is that the company spends a great deal of time on each school, and only takes 20% of the proceeds.
PTO President at Edison Elementary
PTO President, Pell Elementary School
Newport, Rhode Island
Formerly known as Whooo’s Reading’s Read-A-Thon, we've partnered with PTAs/PTOs nationwide since 2012 to fundraise and engage readers.