Fundraising Tips and Materials

Ask for donations from familly, friends, co-workers and others in your community. Add your fundraiser to your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) and email signature.

Printable Posters

Please help support Read October by downloading and printing our posters and displaying them at your school or local library, or by sharing our graphics on your social media accounts.

Email Template

Dear family and friends, 

For the month of October, I will be participating in the annual Read October read-a-thon in support of the International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch.   

IDA Ontario is a volunteer-run charitable organization that provides information and support to people with dyslexia, their families, educators and other professionals. They advocate for individuals with dyslexia and promote access to literacy for all.  

Did you know that dyslexia is the most common reason people struggle to learn to read? It’s estimated that between 5% – 20% of the population has dyslexia. 

I have two goals during Read October. The first is to read (insert goal), and the second is to raise $ (insert amount) for dyslexia awareness.   

I hope you will help by sponsoring me. Any donation amount is appreciated. You can sponsor me by going to my fundraising page on Canada Helps and making a secure online donation here   

Thank you for your generous support!  



(Your Name) 

PS – if you want to learn more about dyslexia and the great work that IDA Ontario does, please visit  

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