Hello Westfield Families!
For those who do not know me, my name is Teacher Paige, and I am the 4th-grade teacher at Westfield Friends School! I am happy to announce that Westfield will participate in the Read for the House Program through Ronald McDonald House again this year!
If you didn't know, Read for the House is a service-learning project for children of any age that raises funds to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region by reading! Last year, Westfield raised just about 12,000 dollars to support the families of Ronald McDonald House! We love this program because it promotes the value of community service and encourages reading.
Here is the timeline for the program!
Watch this online video to learn about the program, create your personal fundraising page, and ask sponsors to pledge any amount of money for each minute your student reads during February.
Reading begins on February 1! Keep track of how many minutes you read every day of the month using the website and the calendar attached to this email. Remember: the more you read, the more money you'll raise!
Reach out to your sponsors and ask them to make their donations on your online fundraising page. Then, you can feel good knowing every dollar you raise directly helps families in need!
Here are the steps to get started!
1. Visit RMHCphilly.org/Read, and click on "Register Now."
2. Review the agreement. (Please note: there are no fundraising requirements to
participate in this program.)
3. Select "Reader." Find your school's team by clicking on the "Search" button
below "Find a Team to Join." If you are participating on your own, search for the
Ronald McDonald House readers, and join our team (Westfield Friends).
4. Pick a fundraising goal that you think you can reach. You can change your
fundraising goal at any time.
5. Complete the form to create a username and password for your fundraising
account. If you created an account last year, you can log in using the same
username and password but will need to create a new fundraising page for this
6. Customize the fundraising page with photos, a story, and anything else you
would like to share.
7. Now you are ready to spread the word that you are reading and raising money
for the House!
All the above info can be found in the attached documents as well. I introduced this program to the Lower School this week during Lower School Gathering, and I am excited to use reading as a way to promote stewardship in our community. Thank you so much in advance for your participation! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me, T. Paige, at [email protected].