Our Reading for Life Read-A-Thon and Fundraiser was held for the first time in 2021, in response to the need for a virtual way to connect with our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, in place of our Ready for Life Breakfast. The second year of Reading for Life grew to be a two-week campaign that was held from May 18, 2022 until June 1, 2022 and included several fundraising teams representing schools from across the Division.
This year, staff, students, donors and community members raised nearly $30,000 and read more than 4,000 books!
Everyone is encouraged to challenge friends and family to see who can read the most while supporting Edmonton Public Schools in the process! Participation is for everyone - those who want to read, support a reader, or both. While we generally encourage fundraising as part of the event, there is no obligation or requirement to fundraise. Social media conversations power much of this campaign; check out #readingforlife2022 to see what people said about last year’s event!
We look forward to bringing back the Reading for Life Read-A-Thon and Fundraiser during the 2022-23 school year. Stay tuned for next year’s dates!
We can’t wait to read with you!