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How Read-a-thon Works

How we make your read-a-thon simple and extremely profitable

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Give us some basic information about your school or group. If you are a school and want to track Read-a-thon results by class we will ask for a list of your teachers. Add all of your readers and you are ready to go.

Get Supporters

We help your readers identify the people most likely to support their reading efforts. We provide all the tools to contact as many potential donors or supporters as possible. Tools include email widgets, Facebook, Twitter and other social media along with print materials. Donors are asked to support your reading effort. Donations are paid online so there’s no cash collection by your readers. We provide daily tips and suggestions to all of your readers.


Set aside a 2 week period for reading. Successful schools and classes provide a daily 30 minute reading time during class so that every reader participates. The goal is for each reader to complete 10 30-minute reading sessions. We provide a free 30-minute online timer to keep track of sessions. You or your readers choose what they would like to read during the reading sessions.

Reap the Rewards!

Your school or group can raise more money than ever before and your readers will earn RAT Bucks for each sponsor they recruit. RAT Bucks are used to purchase prizes in our Rewards Center. During your Read-a-thon there are opportunities for your readers to earn Bonus RAT Bucks. Now you can raise money and earn prizes and all your group has to do is read!!

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