Phew! At this writing, I’ve just woken from a three-hour nap following a straight 24-hours of reading. The Dewey 24-Hour Read-a-thon was a fabulous challenge to take on, and I’m particularly proud to say that in the process, we achieved our target goal for raising money for First Book. Thank you to the friends and followers who donated and supported me through the process.
I invite you to take a look at my Read-a-thon blog to see how I/we managed through the sometimes grueling 24-hours. (Please scroll down to the bottom and read “up” as the most recent posting’s on the top).
Organizing your own fundraising campaign is easy
I organized my small fundraising campaign through a website and organization called First Giving. There you can create your own personalized fundraising page. I chose to read to raise money for books for underprivileged children, but you can take on any activity for a variety of charitable organizations and causes, e.g., run a marathon for a cancer institute; participate in another sporting event to support AIDs research; or throw a party to raise donations to help the homeless, etc.
For those in the U.K., the equivalent organization is Just Giving.