Join the CLI Read-A-Thon by committing to #30daysofreading!

What is the Read-A-Thon?
It’s a 30-day challenge in which friends and family can sponsor you to accomplish a reading-related goal. Their sponsorship will benefit Children’s Literacy Initiative and help get more children from low-income families reading on grade level so they can reach their full potential. The Read-A-Thon kicked-off on #GivingTuesday (November 27) and will run for 30 days, through December 26.

How to join the Read-A-Thon.

Three simple ways to get started today.

Set a goal

Suggested solo goals: 
- Read 5 books in 30 days.
- Conquer a difficult book you always
  planned to read.
- Read for 30 minutes a day every day
  for 30 days.

Suggested family/children's goals:
- Read a book to your child every day
  for 30 days.
- Have your child read a book to you
  evey day for 30 days
- Commit to 30 minutes of reading
  time as a family every day for
  30 days.

Set up a fundraiser 

Log on to Facebook.

Scroll down and click "Fundraisers" under "Explore."

Click the "Raise Money" button and select "Nonprofits."

Type in "Children's Literacy Initiative"

Set a title for your fundraiser. We suggest "Read-A-Thon for Children's Literacy Initiative!"

Choose a cover photo and click "Create."

Start now!

Spread the word

Share the details of your Read-A-Thon goal and invite people to sponsor you. Here are a few suggestions:

Get personal: Let people know why early literacy is important to you, and how your life would be different if you were unable to read.

Use photo and video: Make updates fun and entertaining.

Say thanks: Make sure to thank each of your donors for their contribution.

Check out the Facebook Fundraiser FAQ page, or email for specific questions about the Read-A-Thon or your donation.

We are reading too!

Check out these great videos from our team
sharing their favorite books.

You can also support Children’s Literacy Initiative by donating.
It's not too late to give the gift of literacy!


Help Children’s Literacy Initiative celebrate 30 years of service by donating $30!

Don’t have $30? Giving is better with friends. Participate in our #Give5Get5 campaign by donating $5 and recruiting 5 friends to do the same. Tag them in your #friendraising post on social media and let them know why you support early literacy!

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About Children's Literacy Initiative

Children’s Literacy Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving literacy instruction in public, charter, and parochial schools to ensure that students can read on grade level. Our goal is to close the literacy achievement gap between disadvantaged children and their more affluent peers. Learn more about us here