Sample Read-A-Thon Sponsorship Email

Copy and paste the sample below into a blank email and send to your family and friends to ask for their support!  Don’t forget to sign your name and edit the letter to make it more personal.

Dear family and friends,

From Sept. 16 to Sept. 27, I will be participating in the annual Apperson Elementary School PTA Read-A-Thon. I will be reading as much as I can and raising funds for the Apperson Elementary PTA to benefit all students. Our PTA organizes and funds many great activities and programs like Ice Cream Social, Movie Nights, Reflections Art Contest, Book Fairs, Fall Festival, and Holiday Shop, as well as supporting the library, computer lab, and science lab. These programs make my school very special. I hope you can help by sponsoring me. Any donation amount is appreciated. The Apperson PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID: 95-6504118). Contributions may be considered tax deductible.  Thank you for your generous support!

During the Read-a-thon I will be reading as much as I can outside of school hours; my goal is to read ______ minutes a day (______ total minutes)! You can sponsor me either per minute that I read or with a flat donation. Donations can be made in one of two ways:

1. Please send me a check by Monday, September 30, 2019 made payable to Apperson PTA. Please write my name in the memo section of your check.
2. You can sponsor me online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account and can use your debit or credit card.

– Please go to our PTA website at and click on
“Click here to Sponsor a Read-a-thoner” at the top of the page.  Then, follow the simple steps to donate via PayPal online.

Thanks again for sponsoring me! I really appreciate it and so does my school!


(Your Name)