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Becoming A Champion for World Change is Simple

Advocating for global literacy is easier than you think. Change your cover photo, host a Read-a-thon, no idea is too big or too small. We've got the resources to get you started.

WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP

COVID-19: The Need Education matters now more than ever. Learn more about Room to Read's emergency response to COVID-19. COVID-19: The Need
COVID-19: The Response Want to better understand how to support education during this global pandemic? Download and share this one-pager on what Room to Read is doing. COVID-19: Response
COVID-19: Fundraising Help advocate for education during these challenging times by setting up your own fundraiser. Check out our online fundraising ideas and click below for a guide to creating a fundraising challenge. COVID-19: Your Fundraiser

Though we may be separated physically, you have the power to bring people together by encouraging the sense of community inherent in fundraising for a common cause. Turn activities that you and others are taking part in at home into creative ways to build awareness around the current challenges facing education, all while creating engaging online events to encourage your coworkers, teammates, friends and family to participate and donate.

Types of Online Fundraisers

Challenge fundraisers are when an individual takes on a personal challenge – either physical or non-physical – to support Room to Read. The challenger sets a goal and rallies their friends, family, co-workers and teammates for support as they hit milestones and as they embark towards their goal.

The goal can be anything you want — training for a fitness goal, learning to play an instrument, or exploring a new hike each week.

Need Inspiration? Check out successful physical challenge fundraisers below!

Ironman Competitor

Damien Brosnan raised over $15,000 training and competing in the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada in 2019. In this challenge, Damien ran, swam and biked through British Columbia.

 

Trek to Everest

Jason Tudor and his group of eight trekkers raised over $65,000 before trekking to Mt. Everest to help build a new wing at Shree Pashupati Secondary School in Dhading Province.

 

 

Marathon Runner

Robbie Broomhead raised over $8,000 running the Marathon des Sables – a race that spanned a course with over 250 km of sand dunes.

 

To get started, view the step-by-step guide below, which includes more challenge ideas.

View Guide


Online Event Fundraisers are on-site events that have been transitioned to an online platform. They can take many different forms, including:

  • A Q&A session with an author or inspirational speaker in your community
  • An art, dance, music, yoga or cooking class to teach a certain skill 
  • A partnership with a local studio to host regular classes for attendees for a donation

You can set up a fundraiser, as for donations and provide your donors with content via livestream or play prerecorded videos through platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. 


Ready to set up your online fundraiser? Click here to get started:

Start Your Online Fundraiser

As you set up your fundraiser, please help us protect the fidelity of our brand by adhering to our Brand Guidelines and Identity Standards. Visit our media page to download photos for your online campaign, find standard language for our programs and more.

Media and Branding