Let’s raise $7,000 for young readers in Uganda!

NITEO Read-A-Thon 2023

February 3 – 9, 2023.

“How can they read what they do not have?”

Suzan Kituyi, Ugandan Educator.

Many of us grew up surrounded by books and endless opportunities to read. However, this is not the case for everyone. Access to books is not equal around the globe. Suzan Kituya, a teacher in Uganda, shared with Antonia, NITEO Executive Director, how her rotary district organized a literacy training for teachers from 15 schools. However, there were not enough books to send back with all of the schools. Only 2 schools left with books for their schools. Teachers from the 13 remaining schools had to return back to their classrooms with no books for their students to read. This is just one of many examples of literacy inequity in our global village.

NITEO Africa exists to support young readers to develop the literacy skills needed to build bright & hopeful futures. 

One of the ways we do this is to collect gently used books to send to partner organizations & schools in Uganda to supply libraries and reduce literacy equity. 

This February we’ve set a goal of raising $10,000 through our Read-A-Thon.

$10,000 to support our work of supplying community and school libraries so that children can gain the literacy skills needed to build bright and hopeful futures.

We need your help to do this!

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 – 4.

1) Sign up by creating an Individual or Team Fundraising Page and set a reading and fundraising goal! NiteoRead-A-Thon.

2) Invite friends & family to support you to reach your goal. Friends and family can join you by reading & fundraising with you or donating to your page. 

3) Pick up a book to read as many pages/minutes as possible over 7 days (February 3 – 9, 2023).

Questions? Email

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Read-A-Thon FAQs

How do I create my Fundraising Page?

Create your page at our CanadaHelps landing page.

How do I personlize my fundraising page?

When you are logged in to CanadaHelps you can click the edit icon in the top right corner and customize your page content, photo, page title, and fundraising goal

Do I need to set a reading goal?

You can set whatever goal you want! Number of pages read per day, number of minutes read per day, or total number of books you’d like to cross of your TRL list!

Be creative!

How do I share about the Read-A-Thon with my friends and family?

There are so many ways you can share about this great opportunity to support children in Uganda!

You can share the link to your personal fundraising page by clicking on the icons on the top right of the CanadaHelps page or copying and pasting the link from your internet browser.

You can share about the event by email, social media, text, phone calls, or conversation.

However, the best way is through a personalized message or invitation to support you!

Can I get a tax receipt for donations?

You certainly can! Donations made through the CanadaHelps site will receive a Canadian charitable receipt from CanadaHelps.

If you collect cheque or cash donations, NITEO will issue a charitable receipt at the end of the 2023 year.

What age do I need to be to participate?

This is an all-ages event! We have individual adults, family teams, and classrooms coming together to Read & Raise funds for NITEO!

How do I collect donations?

Donations can be made online through your CanadaHelps fundraising page.

Cheque & cash donations can be collected as well. When you sign up you will receive a pledge form and Antonia will coordinate mail/pickup details after the event is over.