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Day of Reading
OUR ANNUAL STUDENT FUNDRAISER
Kicks off Wednesday, February 2, and culminates on Wednesday, February 16 — the actual Day of Reading.

DONATE HERE:  oakgroveschool.org/reading/

WHEN
On Wednesday, February 16, all Oak Grove students, faculty, staff, and participating parents planned to come to school in their jammies, along with a favorite stuffed toy and a treasured book for a day spent exploring the magic of words and pictures. Before then, each of our students is asked to request that their aunts, uncles, grandparents, family friends, and neighbors sponsor them to read (or be read to) on February 16, 2022.

HOW
Fundraising officially began on Wednesday, February 2, and continues until February 16. Students (and parents) get sponsors in two ways:

  1. The sponsorship webpage: oakgroveschool.org/reading/
    Just type in the student’s name and complete the form.
  2. Directly, with one-on-one requests (like we did with candy sales or walkathons when we were kids). Each student will be given an avocado-colored sponsorship envelope after the Day of Reading Launch.

WHAT
Day of Reading is an opportunity for our students to raise money to support their school. In the past, our students have purchased many needed items through this annual fundraiser including: instruments for the music programs, art patios, new playground equipment, water fountains, stone Pavilion seating, and much, much more.

This year’s Day of Reading is different! With the $40,000 goal for proceeds raised by our students, the plan is to purchase new, safer vans for day trips and travel, and also to raise funds to support food delivery to home-bound seniors, which is provided through the service organization HELP of Ojai.

The goal is to raise a total of $40,000.

Day of Reading Email Appeal Suggestions

  • Have the email be from your student (in first person) if possible
  • Use humor to make it fun
  • Include a photo or art (of the student’s) in the letter, if possible
  • Include the information that we are supporting — new, safer vans for day trips and travel, and also to raise funds to support food delivery to home-bound seniors, which is provided through the service organization HELP of Ojai.
  • Remind donors they can use a credit card through our website
  • Remind donors to direct funds to the student’s name
  • Include your student/child’s name in the subject line, so it catches the eye of the receiver

Example of 6th grade email appeal …

Subject: Max has a message for you.
(Be sure the website link is included, so they can simply click the link in your email to donate.)

Dear Grandma,

Please sponsor me to read at my school’s Day of Reading on February 16th. We are raising funds to purchase new, safer vans for day trips and travel, and also to raise funds to support food delivery to home-bound seniors, which is provided through the service organization HELP of Ojai

Day of Reading is a significant student fundraiser we have all year at Oak Grove School, so your donation really means a lot. Won’t you please click on the link below to learn more and make a credit card donation today?  Don’t forget to enter my name as the sponsored student, so you can see my class photo!

Go to: oakgroveschool.org/reading

Thanks so much, I love you!!
Max