Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The 2010 Readathon for Hunger

On November 13th, help eliminate hunger just by reading! Pick up a newspaper, read an online article, check out a cookbook, investigate the latest novel or e-book. Whatever your preference, signing up for the 2010 Readathon ensures you will make a difference.

We know the statistics: each day, in the United States alone, millions of people suffer from hunger, or are at risk of going hungry, many of whom are children. When one considers the magnitude of this concept, as well as the idea that countless other people encounter it regularly and needlessly across the globe, it becomes obvious why action and awareness are needed.

Poverty and hunger are at the root of many issues, including violence, illiteracy, and serious, preventable health problems. Fortunately, there are many institutions that are trying to eradicate this issue, but with the struggling economy, they, too, are suffering.

Do your part to end the hunger cycle: commit to reading a certain amount of hours on Saturday, November 13th. Here's how it works: leave a comment indicating the number of hours you pledge to read. For each hour you commit to read, you also commit to giving either $1 OR one non-perishable food item to a food pantry near you. And don't forget to invite others to participate!

Read anything and read to anyone: the kids, the pets, yourself. Help ring in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 14-20 by participating in the 2010 Readathon. Whether you pledge to read one hour or 24 hours, you are guaranteed to make a difference!

24 comments:

  1. Totally joining in...I'm aiming to read for 12 hours on November 13th, and donating $12 to my local food bank.

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  2. What a great idea! I'm going to shoot for ten hours of reading and I will be donating $10 to the local food bank. I grabbed the button and will be doing a post about this tomorrow. :0)

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  3. Colleen: We appreciate that! I know from experience that book bloggers know how to get the word out!

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  4. Signing up for 10 hours ;-)

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  5. Signing up for 10 hours and 10 food items to a local food bank.

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  6. Signing up for 4 hours and donating for to our local food bank!

    Kelly in ABQ

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  7. Hi I'm signing up for 24 hours. Have fun guys! Please remind me before the red-a-thon. See ya!

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  8. Kwesifriends: Ooh, that's big time! Will remind you via Twitter!

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  9. since Kwesi is in I will be signing up too 20 hours since I might not be able to make it for full 14 hours whew!
    Hope you also place a Mr. Linky button here to easily track down participants and a CBOX so all participants could talk here directly!

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  10. I will sign up for 8 hours for the week of November 14-20. Thanks for "advertising" this read-a-thon during the Dewey read-a-thon. I look forward to participating!

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  11. Searcher Girl: Will look into Mr. Linky for bloggers who are participating...we have a good mix of bloggers and non-bloggers!

    M: I figured that was a great opportunity!

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  12. I am going to aim for 10 hours; it maybe a little broken up due to other things that will come up.

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  13. I hope to get at least 12 hours, but I am not sure. I will be blogging and twittering during it. I will donate money to a local foodbank!

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  14. Signing up for 12 hours and donating $5 for every hour I read.

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  15. http://fp-world.blogspot.com/

    visit and comment
    its about hunger and poverty in the world

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  16. I will read 4 hours and will do more if I can fit it in. Will give $5.00 per hour. Donation to the Salina Food Bank. Thanks for starting this!

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  17. I am going to pledge 1 can of food to my local food bank per hour I read. I'm going to aim for 10 hours but since I have to work I may not reach that high. I will donate 10 cans regardless of how much I read.

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  18. I am donating $10 regardless of how much I can read.

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  19. I'm going to aim for 10 hours....I'm starting right now :)

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  20. I will sign for 10 hours, during Nov. 16-18. :)

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  21. Read for two hours. Will be donating $50 to the Kansas Food Bank in honor of two of my favorite young ladies!

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  22. You should be really proud of the work you are doing. Im sure you can get better soon and complete your project. hopefully our school fundraisers this year raise as much money for our charities.

    We would like to wish you every success

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