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Elementary School Read-a-thon Fundraisers

There is at least one thing all elementary schools in America should have in common - they should all want their students to become better readers.

The fact of the matter is that reading is one of the most important skill sets students will learn. Kids that don't learn to read well can find themselves at a serious disadvantage later in life if not in school itself.

That's why we think every elementary school should consider holding a read-a-thon every year. Here's why:

The obvious reason is that Read-a-thons promote reading. The more you promote reading the more awareness your teachers, students and parents will have of its importance. If your students know reading is important to everyone at your school they are more likely to take reading serious.

Our read-a-thon program provides a way for your school to hold an exciting read-a-thon fundraiser that will raise lots of money by incentivizing participation in a reading event. Your students will be challenged to read for 30 minutes a day for 10 days.

Are there any other elementary school fundraisers you can think of that incorporate educational sessions as the main attraction to raise money with? We don't think so. We believe people are growing tired of the same old cookie dough, gift catalogs or candy.

Think about the family members and friends, though, that would be happy to support one of your students when asked to donate money to encourage them to read for a couple weeks. We know there is general fundraising burnout among elementary and middle school aged students and their families. But we believe that has as much to do with the fact that most fundraisers really don't offer a compelling reason to participate.

Read-a-thons Change the Game

We know that just about every student in America has people who care about their education.

We provide state of the art communications tools for your readers to tell everyone they know about their reading adventure and ask family, friends and neighbors to support their efforts by making a pledge or donation. The reader is awarded RAT Bucks for each sponsor they get and they use those bucks to buy prizes after their read-a-thon is complete.

Elementary schools raise less money because participation rates have been shrinking every year. Is that what has happened to your school or parent group?

Our read-a-thon tools make this one of the most fun fundraisers available. From our unique reader avatars to our reading session timers and tools to locate the greatest number of sponors we believe you can raise more money for your school with our program than any other elementary school fundraising idea out there.

We invite you to check out our read-a-thon calculator to see how much money your school can raise. Click here

* RAT charges a 25% fee on donations to cover credit card costs, prize centers, etc.