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Delaware MS Society now recruiting schools for 2014 Readathon

Jan 18, 2014

The Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced the start of the 2014 Readathon program.

Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, the MS Readathon is an educational fundraising program created by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to encourage reading, promote community involvement, raise disability awareness, and aid in the fight against multiple sclerosis.

The Delaware Chapter encourages schools across the state to enroll. This year, 16 schools have already registered to participate. Schools can participate in the program year-round, however, most schools select March, National Reading Month, as a fun and effective way to encourage students to read while simultaneously raising money for their school’s educational programs. Schools that hope to participate in March should register as soon as possible.

This year, schools will still be able to choose traditional incentives and prizes for students or, if fundraising is the school’s top priority, they will be able to receive the additional percentage in order to help achieve their goals. Prizes and incentives can include books for participating classrooms and libraries, grants for school or library, and trophies for students, and a percentage of the funds raised will go to the school or library. In addition, the teacher of the class that reads the most in each school will receive a grant to purchase books and learning materials for his or her classroom. Delaware MS Society offers many tools to make fundraising quick and easy through online fundraising in addition to collecting cash and checks. Read more at www.msdelaware.org or call Ainsley Hertrich at 302-655-5610, Ext. 2.

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