Fundraising during the coronavirus crisis
Thank you for visiting this page and for considering how you might fundraise for us. While it is not yet clear when children will go back to their classrooms, it is certain that when they do return the need for reading support will be greater than ever. Your fundraising efforts will mean that we can help many children whose reading has stalled during their enforced absence from lessons - and you may even enjoy some of these unusual opportunities!
DECLUTTER AND DONATE!
Could this be the right moment for the ultimate spring clean? If you're considering decluttering, you can donate the value of unwanted books, games, DVDs and CDS to Schoolreaders easily using Ziffit. Virgin Money Giving has teamed up with Ziffit, a free trade-in site and app that instantly values your unwanted items and sells them for you, passing on funds raised to Schoolreaders. Simply download the Ziffit app, and get selling - it's quick and easy and there's no cost to you. Click here to find out more.
GIVING TUESDAY NOW
5th May 2020 has been designated as a global day of unity and donating by 'Giving Tuesday'. This international movement wants us all to take a moment to show our appreciation for the medical staff and key workers who are getting us through the crisis. They suggest sharing messages of gratitude on social media (using #GivingTuesdayNow), placing heart images in our windows and sharing professional skills or offering assistance to the vulnerable. And, if you can, #GivingTuesday suggests making donations to favourite charities, seeing amazing gestures of generosity as one of the silver linings of the crisis. If you would like to donate to Schoolreaders please click here to go to our dedicated JustGiving page. Your help is needed now more than ever.
Giving Tuesday usually takes place in November each year and is celebrated on the Tuesday following the popular shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This additional date of public fundraising for 2020 has been announced by the movement’s organisers as an emergency response to the funding shortfall currently facing the charity sector.
SET YOURSELF A 2.6 CHALLENGE
Schoolreaders, like many other charities, normally receives donations from wonderful individuals who undertake sporting challenges on our behalf. The London Marathon alone accounts for more than £60 million of donations to charities each year. The 2.6 Challenge has been set up to make up for the shortfall in these donations caused by the coronavirus crisis. The idea is a simple one; complete any athletic challenge based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 (the number was chosen to mark the cancelled marathon). It can be as simple as 26 star jumps in your sitting room, or as arduous as climbing your stairs 26 times. As the 2.6 organisers say, "Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes". Please do a 2.6 challenge for Schoolreaders! Click here to find out more.