Read-a-thon Sample Letters and Video

Below is an example of a video and text for sample letters you and your child can cut and paste and use as templates when emailing out of town family and friends to ask for donations toward the Edison Read-a-thon. Encourage your child to get creative with his or her letters! Include a photo, drawing, or mention favorite characters or books.

Sample Video From a Student

Make your own creative video to send out in an email! Here is a great example that a third grade student made for a previous read-a-thon.


Sample Read-a-thon Video


Sample Letter From a Student


[Date]

Dear [Grandma/Grandpa/Auntie/Family Friends],

Will you please support me in my school’s Read-a-thon?

The money I raise will support art, garden, and science docent programs, a kindergarten music teacher, a computer teacher, field trips, and classroom supplies.

I am committed to reading _____ minutes or more a day for the two week duration of the Read-A-Thon and will keep track of the total minutes I read. A flat donation of $10-$100 will help me reach my personal goal of raising $______ or more!

I appreciate any amount you are able to send!

The easiest way to donate is online at the Edison PTA website.
  • Select your donation amount
  • Indicate you are donating on behalf of me
  • I am in _____  grade

If you make a donation online, please also be sure to forward a copy of the emailed donation receipt to my family so I know to record the donation in my read-a-thon log book.

Or you can mail a check to me, payable to Edison PTA before _________________.

Thank you for helping me to reach my goal!

Love,

[name]

Sample Letter From a Parent


[Date]

Dear Friends and Family,

__________ is currently participating in Edison Elementary School's Read-a-thon to help raise money for her school’s art, garden, and science docent programs, a garden teacher, a computer teacher, field trips, and classroom supplies. Limited state funding has cut these important programs, activities, and supplies, which are not provided by the school but instead are funded by the PTA. We put together a short video that I thought you would enjoy. _____________ has committed to reading _____  minutes a night during the read-a-thon and s/he's doing great! The Read-a-thon continues until ___________________.

If you are interested in sponsoring __________ in the Read-a-thon and helping her to meet her fundraising goal (even a little bit goes a long way!), you can donate online by clicking on the following link:


  • Select your donation amount
  • Indicate you are donating on behalf of ______________
  • _______ is in _____ grade

If you make a donation online, please also be sure to forward a copy of the emailed donation receipt to me so ________ knows to record the donation in her read-a-thon log book.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

______________

Donation Receipts

Every Read-a-thon packet came home with one page of four donation receipts for you to provide to sponsors. To print out extra copies of the donation receipts, click here.


Thank you supporting and participating in the Edison Read-a-thon!
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Web Master,
Sep 25, 2015, 10:42 PM