Anyone can participate in the 2021 Family Readathon! Kids, adults, solo readers, teams…anyone who loves to read and wants to help improve children’s literacy is welcome to join in the fun!
It starts with creating a crowdfunding page, either as a Team or Solo Reader. A Team Captain is a responsible person 13 and above who rounds up, cheers on, and registers a Team of up to five (5) members of any age. A Solo Reader is anyone 13 and above who plans to read on their own and not be a member of a team.
When you register, create a fun team or screen name that everyone can remember. To protect your online privacy, we suggest you do not use real names. Please do use a real email so we can contact you and to be eligible for prizes. Once you register, you will be emailed a link to your unique fundraising page where you can set minutes and fundraising goals add an image and tell everyone about your team. Be sure to keep the original email that you are sent for reference.
Once you’ve registered, share your customized page with team members, friends and family to support your efforts by making donations to help kids read and succeed. When you talk to friends and family, give them your direct published page link so they donate online! You can look up your Team or Solo Reader page link on the this page. We will also take offline donations through the mail.
Note that once published, this information is public! So be careful with what you post and don’t give out too much personal information, particularly of children under 13. First names and last initials work, or descriptions of your family, school/class team, work team, or civic group!
Please share the published Team or Solo Reader page freely through your social media, to help reach out to your friends and family and help us reach our shared goals. You can start raising money for your team as soon as you register!
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The Bottom Line
Whip up a team of up to five (as many teams as you like!) or go solo, create a catchy team name or a funky screen name, and customize your own crowdfunding page with your goals of dollars and minutes to read. We will remind Team Captains and Solo Readers of challenges, deadlines, and to keep on reading throughout the Readathon event, January 22 – February 10, 2021.
It’s free! There’s no cost to you to register, and special prizes will be awarded to leading teams and solo readers for fundraising and for top minutes read.
Questions? We’re always here to help at email@example.com or 512 472-1791 x 123.