May 27-28, 2023
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Friends Of WOTS Read-A-Thon

On November 29th, celebrate your love of reading with The Word On The Street through our first ever Friends of WOTS Read-A-Thon.

WOTS Readathon banner

From November 29th to December 8th, The Word On The Street will be hosting our first-ever Friends Of WOTS Read-A-Thon!

Connect with community members and share your love for reading with The Word On The Street. Participants will raise funds to provide the foundational and ongoing support we’ll need to champion reading and writing in Canada for years to come!

How to participate:

Interested in reading with us? Register by Giving Tuesday on November 29th by contacting sarah [at] thewordonthestreet [dot] ca. Registration can be as an individual or with a team.

Unable to participate? We invite you to support the Read-A-Thon by donating or helping to spread the word!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Read-A-Thon?

A Read-A-Thon is an opportunity to read books along with your community for a good cause. For the Friends of WOTS Read-A-Thon, we’re encouraging community members to share the Canadian and Indigenous books they’re most excited about!

When is it happening?

The Friends of WOTS Read-A-Thon will take place from November 29th to December 8th. Share your photos and book recommendations on social media!

How can I get involved?

To get involved you can donate to support the Read-A-Thon or register to participate as an individual or a team. Contact our Development Coordinator, Sarah (sarah [at] thewordonthestreet [dot] ca) for details and registration info.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a stranger, or giving to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.

How will the donations be used?

This fundraiser will help to provide the foundational and ongoing support needed to champion reading and writing in Canada through The Word On The Street’s annual festival and year-round programs.

Will I get a tax receipt?

Yes, those who donate will receive a tax receipt. The Word On The Street is a registered charity, and donations are processed through CanadaHelps.

Is this a competition? Do I win something?

Nope! We may introduce a competitive element for future Read-A-Thons, but this year we just want to celebrate by reading books together for a good cause.

How many books should I read?

However many you like! If you’re interested in a challenge, you can pledge to read a certain number of pages or books during the fundraiser. Our team is committing to reading books by Canadian and Indigenous authors for the whole week.