Pictured above are students from Baldwin Middle School receiving their awards and prizes along with Ken Alberti, executive director of the SARAH Foundation (left) and Mr. Macmillen, teacher at BMS (right). Chloe Ledwith (standing, second from the left) was the district top fundraiser.
Early this year, the students and teachers at five Guilford Public Schools participated in the annual G.E.A. Readathon for SARAH. The Guilford Education Association (G.E.A.) has been hosting the readathon initiative for decades and has been supporting SARAH’s mission in a variety of ways since its inception back in 1957.
Ninety-three students at A.W. Cox, Calvin Leete, Guilford Lakes and Melissa Jones Elementary Schools along with the 5th and 6th graders at Abraham Baldwin Middle School joined the readathon. With the help of their teachers and parents, students registered online to create their personalized readathon campaign page. Students committed to read a certain number of books and/or pages during the multi-week program while asking their family, friends and neighbors to support their efforts by making a monetary donation. More than 220 generous donors answered the call and helped the students collectively raise nearly $10,000! Amazing, thank you!
We are so impressed and grateful for all the students, teachers and donors who participated in the G.E.A. Readathon for SARAH this year. Due to continued COVID-related restrictions the readathon was conducted virtually for the second year in row. We are all hoping to be back in person next year to share SARAH’s and encourage even more students to join us.
To learn more about how you can launch the readathon at your school, please contact Ken Alberti at 203-453-6531 or [email protected].