Town School Students & Siblings Read to Raise $5,000 for Raphael House!

Jan 31 2022
Kellen Sarver

Winter Break was approaching at Town School for Boys and the school librarians were hoping to encourage students to keep reading over the break. A parent at the school had her sons participate in Raphael House’s first Read-For-Need read-a-thon fundraiser and she realized the read-a-thon could be the perfect fit for Town students. After pitching the idea to the librarians, they teamed up and hosted Town School’s own Read-For-Need read-a-thon. From December 18th through January 3rd, students read and raised funds for Raphael House.

We are grateful to announce that the Town School Read-For-Need fundraiser was a huge success! 19 Town School Students and 3 siblings read over 6,500 pages and raised $5,000 for Raphael House families and our programs!

After two weeks of reading over the winter break, participants recruited friends and family to sponsor their reading efforts by  donating for every page they read. The fundraiser provided Town School families with a fun way to encourage reading outside of school while providing the necessary funds for Raphael House programs. 

We send a sincere THANK YOU to all of the dedicated students who participated and the generous donors who sponsored their efforts and our programs!

Many families in our community continue to face hardships brought on by the pandemic, such as layoffs and reduced work hours. The donations raised by our Read-for-Need participants and their sponsors allow us to continue offering remote services like academic tutoring, evening art, and wellness activities for children. We could not continue these services without the support of our community!

If you, your children, grandkids, nieces or nephews, or students are interested in participating in our next Read-A-Thon, you can sign up here to receive more information when we launch our next fundraiser! If your school or organization is interested in setting up your own custom Read-For-Need fundraiser, please contact Community Engagement Manager Kellen Sarver at

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