A few nights ago, I got the idea of hosting a readathon to raise money. A readathon is basically a sponsored reading event: students raise money by reading a certain number of pages, and find sponsors that will match the number of pages read with a specific amount of money. It ties in really well to my project goal of raising money for women's education.
Anyway, I emailed the Grosse Pointe school district to ask if I could host a readathon at one of the elementary schools. I wasn't expecting an answer for a while, so I was pretty surprised when they contacted me at the end of the day yesterday. Apparently, I'm planning a readathon for Kerby Elementary.
I was pretty excited when I found out, but I'm starting to get a little nervous. I've never done anything even kind of similar to planning a readathon, and while I have a pretty good idea of how a readathon works, I'm not 100% certain on what I need to do to make it happen.
Right now, I'm researching companies that would sponsor the readathon. It's more difficult than I originally thought, especially because many companies only match money that their employees raise. I emailed several companies, and I'm hoping to hear back from them soon.