Read-a-thon starts Feb. 1

Literature for All of Us will be hosting its first-ever Read-a-thon to support its award-winning book group program. They are asking individuals and community groups to support its Reach for the Stars! campaign, held February 1 through March 31.

Participants can register online for the event ANY time during February and March. It is an easy and fun commitment, using the Internet. Each participant creates their own personal fundraising page announcing their pledge to read a certain number of books during the Read-a-thon. They then ask their family, friends and associates to sponsor them. All donations can be made online. It’s quick, simple and safe.

You can register as an individual or a team at: www.firstgiving.com/literatureforallofus.org.

According to Executive Director, Karen Thomson, “Ouris ach for the Stars!rs!rticipants to share their love or reading with others Reach for the Stars! Read-a-thon is our first foray into online fundraising. We are excited about being able to share with more people our message about the important work we do and it’s a wonderful way for participants to share their love oF reading with others.”

Literature for All of Us is a nationally recognized, award-winning agency devoted to helping youth achieve through reading and writing. Since its beginning in 1996, the agency has enriched the lives of over 4,000 Chicago-area youth through weekly book groups held in alternative high schools, agencies serving pregnant and parenting teens, and after-school programs.

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