Run by: BSPTO
Timing: Late September and/or early October.
Needs Volunteers: Yes
The Read-A-Thon campaign is our fall fundraiser. Similar to our Spring Jog-A-Thon, kids can get family & friends to ‘sponsor’ their reading efforts. Students track the number of minutes they read during a two-week period, and sponsors can donate at a per-minute rate or a flat amount. Donations to help the school are always great, but the main goal is to get the kids reading and make it fun!
Here are electronic copies of the materials:
After the two-week reading period, students collect donations from their sponsors.
If you or your child’s sponsors work for Intel/Nike please check out the Company Matching page for info on the easiest way to get your donation matched which also allows you to use a credit card.
Otherwise you can donate with cash, check (made out to BSPTO) or PayPal (They take a % though)
Volunteers are needed to plan this campaign usually starting in the spring. Prizes need to be figured out and such. In the fall help is needed to prepare the packets that go home with the kids. After, help is needed to tally up the returned folders and distribute prizes.