The Breck Summer Read-a-thon: Join us!

Karyl Rice

Join us for the Breck Summer Read-a-thon Community Challenge, a fun activity for the whole family that will help support The Sheridan Story. Many of you have donated generously to Breck Scares Hunger, and have participated in packing events in support of The Sheridan Story. This summer, we invite you to continue that support by participating in our first ever READ-A-THON! 

Breck School is a long-time supporter of The Sheridan Story, a non-profit organization that distributes meals to children and families who are food insecure. More than 200,000 children in Minnesota live with food insecurity. Without reliable access to food, such as free and reduced meal programs at school, the risk of hunger is very real. The Sheridan Story fights hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks. They work closely with 31 school districts that include over 87,000 kids who are eligible for free or reduced lunch, based on family income. Your support means children in need will receive healthy meals through school closures and ongoing disruptions to summer activities. To learn more about volunteering at The Sheridan Story, click here

WHEN: July 9 - August 14, 2020

HOW TO JOIN? Create the reading and donation goals that work for your family. Each family member can determine the number of books they hope to read during this time span, and assign a donation amount for each book.  

TRACK YOUR READING: Track your progress by using BIBLIONASIUM. This is a fun site that allows you to share what you are reading and see what books others are recommending. Join Breck's Readathon Group (Group Code: RBUNF011) with a parent email and track your progress! Ms. Emily Jones from the Lower School Library can help you get logged in. 

DONATE: Go directly to The Sheridan Story donation webpage to donate your family's Read-a-thon funds. Our goal is $10,000 and 5,000 books. Does reading books aloud count? Yes!

Here’s an example of how this can work: 

The Jones family sets a goal of 20 books, and plans to donate $5 for each book read. A parent reads 2 books, a grandparent reads 3 books, child #1 reads 10 books, and child #2 reads 5 books, for a total of 20 books. The Jones family then donates $100 dollars to The Sheridan Story. 

Voila! It’s a win-win. We have fun and stay connected reading together, and we get to help our community! 

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