On Friday, April 25th my daughter Katherine will be participating in her school’s Read-A-Thon to raise money for the Marshall Legacy Institute, and she’s looking for sponsors.
The Marshall Legacy Institute (http://marshall-legacy.org
) is a non-profit that focuses on the issue of landmines in current and former war zones. They train and supply landmine detection dogs in order to reduce the number of mines left active, and they also provide medical and social aid to victims of landmines, especially children. They have a perfect score in transparency from Charity Navigator, and very high scores in financial efficiency as well - over 90% of donations go directly to their charitable programs.
The Read-A-Thon is set to take place as a 2-hour block on April 25th, and if you’d like to support Katherine, there are three ways to pledge:
1) A flat dollar amount pledged.
2) A per-minute pledge. Katherine has already said she intends to read for the entire 120 minutes, and if you know her well you’ll know that’s an easy goal to hit.
3) A per-page pledge. Katherine is currently reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, and a test reading gives her a speed of about 35 pages per hour, so a per-page pledge is likely to hit 70-80 pages.
If you are interested in pledging, please let me know so I can collect your information. Donations will not be collected until after the event (so we have accurate page/time counts) but will be due by April 29th.