Once Upon a...Read-a-Thon
Together we can write a new story for 2021.
Once upon a time, all children had access to books to help them learn, grow & thrive!
About the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon
The Book Fairies ONCE UPON A READ-A-THON 2021, is a unique virtual fundraising event that will allow individuals of all ages to participate, at any level, in a month-long reading event in MAY. In addition to fundraising, we are promoting reading as we invite participants to read for 30 minutes each day of the month, if they would like.
During the month we have amazing guest authors that read their books and answer questions on Facebook live. We also have fun giveaways during the month as well. This year’s event already has about 20 incredible authors – children and adult – who will be participating.
How do we fundraise?
Each participant signs up online on our fundraising as an individual. You can either be a sole fundraiser or you can create a team and have a bunch of fundraisers on your team or join a team. With each dollar raised for The Book Fairies, we are able to distribute 3 books to children that don’t have access to them.
Our goal is $100,000 which equates to 300,000 books in the hands of children in need.
Most of us have read many stories that start with "Once Upon a..." but you would be surprised to know that so many children in our surrounding Metro NY area haven't read any... simply because they don't have access to reading materials.
LET'S CHANGE CHILDREN'S STORIES TOGETHER!
Our goal is to help raise both awareness and funds for The Book Fairies mission of sourcing new and like-new books and distributing them to underserved communities, removing access to books as a barrier to achieving literacy.