September 19th - Chapter Meeting - 10:00 a.m.
Our next chapter meeting is at a new location - Union Coffee at 5622 Dyer Street in conference room A. Come hear more about Booktoberfest, Thanks to Education and more! According to the SMU Daily newspaper,
The nonprofit coffee house gives customers a bright and comfortable space to get work done. Along with tables and chairs, Union has couches, floor pillows, private meeting rooms and small hidden reading rooms.
While enjoying Union’s coffee and study environment, students should be glad to know part of all coffee sales are donated to helping Dallas school children read and a percentage of Union’s total profits are split between three causes the nonprofit chooses each year.
Hope to see you there!
October 1st - Booktoberfest at Lakewood Brewing Co. - 6:30 p.m.
Join us for the 3rd annual Booktoberfest - a great blend of books and Octoberfest. We are back at the Lakewood Brewing Co. for fun, food, music by Dan Quinn and some special brews. Save the date on your calendar - October 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and watch this space for information on tickets. Contact email@example.com for more information.
November 1st - Support Room to Read DFW at the New York Marathon
Linda Forrest, long-time volunteer with RTR, will run with the RTR team in the New York Marathon! Please support her goal of reaching $5,000 in donations by going to this crowdrise page:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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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 email@example.com.
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!
This is your opportunity to fill a library shelf with books, commission an author to write a childrens book in their native language or build a library. Click here to see how you can make a difference.
Students Helping Students
Students Helping Students (SHS), is a youth movement to raise funds and awareness for our work. College, high school, middle school - by joining, you're standing up for global literacy and girls’ rights to go to school. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find how you and your school can contribute to SHS program in DFW area. Check out the website for ideas at your local schools and campuses!
Do you know a company or individual that might want to help sponsor future Room to Read DFW events or a read-athon or two? No amount or interest is too small! Please contact us and let us know!
Contact us at email@example.com.
THE BIG BOOK OF IDEAS
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.