• Jan

    Fundraised by painting and selling her original art.
  • Manhattan Middle School

    Manhattan Middle School students competed to raise $1,429 to benefit Reading Village's high school students in Guatemala.
  • Aaron

    Fundraised for Reading Village with his fantasy football team.
  • Larry

    Fundraised for Reading Village by working at a holiday art fair.
  • Martin

    Fundraised for Reading Village by building partnerships with business owners.
  • Julia

    Fundraised for Reading Village by traveling to Guatemala.
  • Manhattan Middle School

    Another Manhattan Middle School class joined in the fun and competed to raise more than $2,000 for Reading Village scholars in Guatemala!
  • Lissie

    Fundraised for Reading Village with other young mothers who were looking to create global change.
  • Sue

    Fundraised for Reading Village by soliciting partnerships from local businesses.
  • Sabrina

    Hi, my name is Sabrina Gancman. When I was in Kindergarten my school introduced a project to buy books for the kids in Guatemala called Light Up Literacy. I decided to draw pictures and sell them for $1. I went around my neighborhood with my dad and my two dogs. One of them paid $50 for one picture because she thought that it was a good cause. I gave her my princess crown that I was wearing, in gratitude. I raised $118. I hope this made a difference in a kid's life.
Donate Your Birthday

Participate in an Athletic Event

Eat Rice + Beans for a Month

Celebrate a Holiday

Host a House Party

Raise Money to Visit Guatemala

Donate Your Talent

Have a Bakesale

Ask Your Colleagues

Rally Supporters on YouTube

Hold a Story-a-thon

Organize a Book Fair


All around the world, energetic volunteers, passionate advocates, and inspired individuals have joined us to break the cycle of generational poverty. Are you ready to join them? Donating a birthday, hosting a house party, or using a holiday to celebrate our work, everyone has the opportunity to support global developmentFundraising for Reading Village has never been easier. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Decide What To Do + Set Up a Page

    Whether you want to celebrate a holiday, host a reading marathon, or participate in an athletic event – there are so many ways to make fundraising fun. Once you decide, just click below to set up a fundraising page which only takes two minutes of your time. Drop in a photo and it’s ready to go!

  2. Spread the Word

    Once your fundraising page is set up, you can send an email to everyone you know and ask them to support your project. Tell them about what you’re doing (running a race, reading books, celebrating a holiday, etc) to raise money for literacy and leadership programs in Guatemala and then watch the donations pour in!

  3. See Who You are Helping

    When you commit to fundraising for Reading Village we promise to show you the impact of your contribution. We will send stories of the youth leaders that you are helping to support and photos of the young children you are reading to. Your effort will transform lives and we are committed to showing you that impact!

Start Your Own Campaign



We’ve made it even easier for you to get started. Download the toolkits below for resources you can use to start your own fundraiser.

Toolkit for the Jewish Community Toolkit for Learning Journey Alumni Toolkit for Schools & Educators



If you are interested in learning more or you need some help getting started, you can reach our Development Manager, Marcella Varley at marcella@readingvillage.org or call us at 720-519-3526.