Join Yogi's IPADs in support of Pratham USA Readathon 2015 (Stillwater, OK)

Yogi's IPADs

$7,444 from 37 donors 1 update $7,000 goal met!
What is the Readathon?
Pratham USA Readathon 2015 is a fundraising initiative that encourages kids in the U.S. to read more books and raise money to help less fortunate kids in India learn to read.
How does it work?
Kids ask their friends and family to donate money to Pratham for every book they read. The more books they read, the more money they raise. Learn more here.
Where does my money go?
All donations to the Readathon go to support Pratham’s work for child education in India. With the help of trained professionals and dedicated volunteers, Pratham runs pre-schools and after-school programs in many cities and villages of India so that underprivileged children can read, write and count at their appropriate grade level. Pratham needs only $25 to educate one child for one whole year.Pratham receives 97% of the money you donate here. 2.9% + 30 cents is charged by the credit card processing company. We thank SeeYourImpact for providing Pratham with its Storytelling Donation platform free of cost.
Who can participate?
Kids of any age can participate (adults too!). Children too young to read can have a parent or older siblings read to them.
Why participate?
Reading is good for everyone. Reading to help others learn to read is Great!Participating in this Readathon is an amazing way to do community service, and enjoy the benefits of reading at the same time – increased vocabulary, improved communication skills and the joy of helping others.
Are there prizes?
Yes! Trophies will be given to readers who raise $250 or more. A Young Reader Award for the reader who raises the most money and a Young Leader Award for the Readathon Coordinator who demonstrates strong leadership skills and whose team raises a significant amount of money. Certificates of Appreciation for all readers. More information is available here.
What is a Readathon Coordinator?
A Readathon Coordinator (RC) is a high school student who will lead a team of younger readers and guide, support, and cheer them on in meeting their reading and fundraising goals for the Readathon. A RC will learn good management and leadership skills, and can also enjoy all the benefits of being a reader. For more information, click here.
How do I know if my donation makes a difference?
With every $1,000 raised, Pratham is able to educate 40 children for one whole year. Readers and donors can read some stories of children who attend Pratham schools by clicking here

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Every book I read helps educate a child in India

Dear Auntie/Uncle/Ba/Dada/Didi/Bhai,

JSK / Namaste from Yogidada’s IPADs. (Remember Charlie’s Angels?):

We are Krish, Isha and Kavish from Dallas, Texas. Yogidada defines us – the third generation – as IPADs (India Proud American Desi). We love being called IPADs as much as we love our own IPADs.

This summer, we are reading and raising money by taking part in Pratham USA Readathon. Each of us plan to read 7 books asking you to sponsor us $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50 per book donating $70, $140, $210, $280, or $350. Our goal is to raise $10,000 that will help 400 children in India with basic skills of reading, writing and counting.
In case, you are wondering why we are asking you to donate $70 and its multiples? Sadly, its Kumon that makes us think in terms of multiples!!!. But, guess what! Yogidada is turning 70 this Fall. We, as his IPADs, like to celebrate his 70th Big Day by reading books and raising $7,000. We cannot imagine any gift that would make him happier than a donation to Pratham children!

You already know what Pratham does. If not, just google it and find out. You can do it because you know how to read and write. Pratham’s work is so good that our FOB grandparents and ABCD parents support it. Now, we the IPADs are joining them ready to bat for India’s needy children. We are donating $70 each from our personal allowances. Hope you join us and donate online now. Thanks.

Love,
Krish, Isha and Kavish

PS:
Redefining- FOB : “Fearless, Original and Bold”. ABCD: “American Born Compassionate Desi”
Defining- IPAD: “India Proud American Desi”

Offline donations: $500 check, $200 winning Free to Read My Favorite book contest (2), $1,000 check from Shazad and Anishta Premjee, $300 transfer from Chandni and Erwan – thank you all.

Happy 70th Yogidada (sent June 27)

Dear Yogidada,
Thank you for all you do for us. We love to read and help poor children in India to learn reading.
Krish, Isha and Kavish
Yogi’s IPADs

Pratham USA - Every Child In School and Learning Well

Pratham is the largest not-for-profit organization providing quality education to underprivileged children in India. Pratham uses very low-cost and scalable methods and works in collaboration with the government, local communities, parents, teachers and volunteers across the country to educate millions of children every year. Pratham’s mission is “Every Child in School and Learning Well.”

Pratham USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a four-star rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator accepts tax deductible contributions from U.S. donors to help Pratham continue and expand its work for child literacy and education. For more information, visit www.prathamusa.org.

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