Support Read for the Record

Thank you so much for your help in raising awareness about the importance of early literacy and access to high-quality children’s books. Beyond corporate sponsorship opportunities, there are even more ways to support Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Here’s how you can help:

Donate a Book

Donate a book or a set of books for a child or class of students in your community. 

Note: Consider purchasing books for your local classroom, school, or library. Unsure where you’d like books to go? Jumpstart can select the recipients for you. Contact for more information.


Enlist your co-workers, family, and friends in the campaign and work together to support Jumpstart. Setting up your fundraiser is easy!

  • Visit Jumpstart’s Read for the Record  fundraising page to set up your own group fundraiser for books.
  • Click on the JOIN button and choose “Create Your Own Team” (your friends and family can join your team after you have set it up)
  1. Team Name: Jumpstart’s Read for the Record (or customize for yourself/your office)
  2. Team Goal:  We propose $1,000 as a minimum, but feel free to aim high!
  3. Team Story:  You can customize and jazz this up as much as you want or use the sample below.

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! – post to Facebook, Twitter, email out to your friends, or encourage all of your colleagues to participate on an office team.

Samples and Resources

Include photos and/or graphics

Sample Team Story content for your GoFundMe

I love Jumpstart, a unique organization in the early childhood space. 

Each year, millions of readers come together to read the same book on the same day in celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign. This year, on October 29, 2020, we’ll be reading Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by author Meg Medina.

Read for the Record launched 15 years ago with the mission to build awareness of the critical importance of early literacy. In many underserved communities, children do not have access to the literacy, language, and social-emotional skills they need for school success. I’m asking friends to help support Jumpstart’s campaign and put high-quality books in the hands of children who need them most. Your gift of any amount would help Jumpstart distribute a special edition copy of Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away (including activities, vocabulary words, and reading tips) to children in underserved classrooms, as well as support local reading events in their community.

You can find out more about the campaign at 

Thank you for supporting early literacy for young children!

Sample Graphics

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Use this image for your Team Fundraiser page

Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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