Fund Raising for Literacy

 

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You may be involved with your local Parent Teacher Association, Friends of the Library Association, or other literacy group. They all need funds to do the job. Here are a few ideas to help your organization.

Veronica Romauldez, an eHow contributor, suggests a Scrabble Tournament, a Read-A-Thon, or book sale. Click here for details.

It's the wrong cat in the hat?

It’s the wrong cat in the hat?

What about organizing a Taste of Literacy party. One section of the building for your book sale while in another area you have several local restaurateurs and caters. Your organization charges an entrance fee and the businesses get publicity plus a tax write-off.

Ionia Country Intermediate School District in Michigan joined forces with McDonald’s fast food restaurant. McDonald’s gave ten percent of its profits for an advertised period of time. They offered photos with ‘Cat in the Hat’ and sold raffle tickets for thirty-five homemade quilts. The tickets cost $5.00 each or for $30.00 you could purchase ten tickets.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ionia Country provides their own book club for children up to the age of five. For $27.00 a year they are mailed a book a month. The books are provided by community donations.

Focus on Literacy Bake Sale features children armed with colored frosting tubes adding the buyer’s name or requested saying to the cake or cookie purchased.

How about an author day? Invite several authors to do a book sale and signing. They either pay a table fee or donate a percentage of their sales.

You could go it alone as did Floridian James O’Rear riding thirty days on his bicycle covering 1,233 miles of Florida coastline to raise awareness. Read more here.

Please share your suggestions. We’re all in this together.

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