Reading for Charity

An option that we want all of you to know about that a lot of people opt to do, is to read during the Read-A-Thon in honor of one of their favorite charities. We all have our favorites, and they don’t even have to be reading-related. So, to make sure that everyone gets a place to publicly announce who they’re reading for if they are reading for a charity, I’d like to encourage you to sign the linky below with a link to your post announcing who you’re reading for and how you’re accepting pledges or determining how much you will donate.

Please use the following format when signing the linky:

Name: Your Name (Name of Blog if relevant) – Name of Charity
URL: Link to the specific post where you talk about why you are reading for a charity or cause.

Example: (my URL is fake)

Name: Shesten (I Heart Monster) – The Nature Conservancy

So, here’s your chance to share with everyone your cause. Don’t pass it up!

15 thoughts on “Reading for Charity”

  1. Hooray! the reading for charity post is up! I’m donating $1 to the NY Public library every time I finish a book. My dad and my friend Jocelyn are doing the same.
    And now another friend of Jocelyn’s wants in. This makes reading extra fun, I think.

  2. Good luck to all of you, especially Meghan and Corinne! (I work for First Book)

    If you’re on the fence about who to donate to, check out our work at

    (Although there are LOTS of great literacy organizations that need all our help more than ever now, given recent federal funding decisions, so I won’t be pushy.)

    Enjoy the Read-A-Thon!

  3. I’m donating 5 cents a page to Books For Africa. That doesn’t sound like much but last year that came to $55 (I round to the nearest dollar).

    I’m not asking for sponsors as I’m not set up for that. But if you’re looking for a book-related charity, this is a really great one. They have sent millions of books to needy schools and children in Africa.

  4. I am donating 1.00 for every 10 pages I read at the read-a-thon to go to a local camp for children with AIDS

    If people wish to sponsor or make a donation to the camp I have a link on my post to do so.

  5. That is such a great idea! I’m a little embarrassed to admit it never occurred to me to do read-a-thon for anything but fun. Definitely have to keep reading for charity in mind for the next read-a-thon!

  6. I’m not sure if SocialVibe counts, but I’m doing it anyway!

    SocialVibe has sponsors that donate to the chosen cause (this one is for the Red Cross, which provides relief to victims of disasters). At the end of each book I read during Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, I’ll be doing an activity to provide 2 minutes of aid for disasters victims!

    Please click and do the activity to help too!
    I’ll be forever grateful!

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