Here's a quick look at some of the exciting events we've had over the past few months and offcourse tips on how you can become a part of it all!
UPCOMING MEETING AND FUTURE EVENTS
December 8th - Room to Read DFW chapter holiday party ! 5-8pm @home of Linda and Jim Forrest, potluck. Smoked turkey and vegetarian chili provided as well as beverages.
December 9th - Girls Rising screening at 7:30 PM at the Angelika and this is the link to reserve a ticket: https://gathr.us/screening/6426
January 11th, 2014 - Chapter Meeting
9:00 Volunteer Orientation
10:00 General meeting
Communities Foundations of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas
Join our Yak Pack 2014 at the Cowtown Marathon!!
You don't have to do a marathon as we have yak pack runners/walkers/joggers in the 5k/10k and the half! Prices for registration go up the end of July... so register now and train later !!! http://www.cowtownmarathon.org/ Join the DFW Yak Pack team! It is alot of fun!!! and, this year, when its over, we will have a 'survivors party' ! Sign up now!
April 5th - Chapter meeting
In Vino Educatis - more information to come about our 3rd Annual Event!
Read-a-thons are fundraising events that benefit local students while they earn money to support students in developing countries where Room to Read works. Students do extra-curriculum reading to reach a specified goal (number of pages or number of hours). In Title I schools this then translates into a dollar amount that has been pledged by a local individual or business; for other schools we offer matching funds for the amount students raise up to $2,500. Students can choose to donate the money to any of the countries Room to Read serves, and can specify how the money will be used, such as for books, girls' education, or buildings. By participating in a Read-a-thon, students read more than they otherwise would have, learn about other cultures, and have a sense of giving to less fortunate students.
We want to thank the schools who have participated in a DFW chapter Read-a-thon. If your school is interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Peak Preparatory (Dallas)
Webb Elementary (MISD)
Press Elementary (MISD)
Denton Public Library (Summer Reading Program)
Good Shepherd Montessori (McKinney)
White Rock Montessori (Dallas)
Legacy Preparatory (Richardson, Dallas, and Mesquite)
Join the Room to Read Check out Challenge!
Students Helping Students
Students Helping Students (SHS), is a youth movement to raise funds and awareness for our work. By joining, you're standing up for global literacy and girls’ rights to go to school. Contact Lisa Marshall or Jean Lamberty at email@example.com to find how you can contribute to SHS program in DFW area.Check out the website www.roomtoread.org/students for ideas at your local schools and campuses !
THE BIG BOOK OF IDEAS
Do you want to sponsor future Room to Read DFW events? Please contact us and let us know! We are looking for corporate or individual sponsors for our 2014 events. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need an idea (or two) to help raise funds for Room to Read? Take a look at our 'Idea Book' that's packed with great fundraising, awareness-raising, and event ideas.