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 2021-22 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.
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?
Go to the main Read-a-Thon donation page.
You will receive an email from email@example.com 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?
Are donations to this Read-a-Thon tax deductible?
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?!
Top Readers in grades TK-2, 3-5, & 6-8 (by total minutes logged in)
Earn 1 ticket for each $100 earned
Top 3 Fundraisers