January 23rd - Chapter Meeting - 10:00 a.m.
Join us for our first meeting of 2016 as we plan for the new year. Room to Read made its goal in 2015 of impacting 10 million children and we've set a new goal of impacting 5 million children by 2020. Come and help make a difference and educate children. Location TBD.
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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 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!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.