Welcome to MEF's Fall Read-A-Thon!

This fun event encourages the joys of reading and raises money for our schools. Students will log the amount of time they read and collect donations from friends and family to raise money to support the MEF's 2022-23 fundraising goal of $650,000.

The MEF supports schools in the Millbrae School District – which is one of the lowest funded school districts in San Mateo County – by funding social emotional learning, music, arts and STEAM curricula for our kids, professional development for our teachers, and technology integration and support.

Top Readers from Read-a-Thon 2021-2022

Instructions

How does the Read-A-Thon work?

From November 8 – December 3, students will use the Reading Log to record minutes they read while collecting donations from friends and family to support their efforts.

How do I set-up my student fundraising page?

  1. Go to the main Read-a-Thon donation page.

  2. Click "Create my own fundraising page".

  3. Enter your child's first and last name and your email address (do not use student‘s millbraesd.org email address).

  4. You will receive an email from read@millbraekids.org with a link to your child's individual page. You can leave it as-is or personalize the page (please remember to “save and publish.”)

How do I send my fundraising page to my friends and family so they can make a donation?

Forward your fundraising page link to friends and family so they can make a donation. [Note: Donations will be a flat amount, not a per minute pledge.]

What about donations by cash/check?

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions, we strongly encourage donations online.
However, if you receive cash/check:

  • Place it in an envelope clearly labeled “Read-a-Thon” with the student and teacher names. If the sponsor would like a receipt, an email address must be provided.

How do I set-up my Reading Log?

  1. Click here to access the Reading Log: https://www.millbraekids.org/readlog.

  2. Enter contact and school information, the date that you are entering minutes for and the number of minutes.

  3. Click “Submit”.

  4. If you would like a way to track minutes on paper, please print this reading log, but don’t forget to still fill out the google form at https://www.millbraekids.org/readlog for your minutes to count!

Are donations to this Read-a-Thon tax deductible?

The MEF is a 501(c)(3) organization; cash donations may be tax deductible Please check with your tax advisor or attorney. A receipt with the MEF Tax ID# will automatically be emailed to each donor when donating online. Receipts can be emailed for cash or check donations upon request

What kind of reading counts?

Any reading counts! Graphic novels, magazines, books, and articles online are all good examples. Students who are not reading independently should include the minutes they are read to by an adult.

Students are encouraged to read and log in at least 30 minutes of reading per day. Total minutes will be counted for prizes.

Is fundraising required?

Fundraising is encouraged, but it is not required to participate.

Donations of any amount are welcome but we highly encourage a minimum total donation amount of $200.00 per student.

What about the prizes?!

Reading Prizes

  • Top Readers in grades TK-2, 3-5, & 6-8 (by total minutes logged in)

Fundraising Prizes

  • Drawing

    • Earn 1 ticket for each $100 earned

  • Top 3 Fundraisers

What are the important links/pages?

Can I print more bookmarks?

Yes, here are all the bookmarks on one page:

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email read@millbraekids.org

Thank you for participating in the MEF's Fall Read-A-Thon!