Plan Your Reading Challenge
Crack open a new challenge! Start following some of our tips below.
Write a goal:
Choose a specific quantifiable goal. Choose a number of pages or a number of novels that you will read in a set period of time and aim to raise a set amount of money per page or book. If your book is 500 pages long aim to set a goal of $500 – the equivalent of providing a family with a ShelterBox tent after a disaster!
Open a fundraising page:
Create your own fundraising page to share with your supporters. It’s yours to personalize with photos, messages and updates. This is also where all of your supporters can pledge towards your goal! Don’t forget to email your circle to let them know about your new page! Check out a sample template here.
Draft a team:
We are all stronger together. If you’re part of a book club, get the whole group involved and work together to reach a goal. Not part of a group yet? Join our Book Club to have a group of other avid readers cheer you on!
Write all over your Social Media:
Share your challenge and progress all over your social media! Include your fundraising link in your social media bios to take inspired supporters directly to your fundraising page to contribute to your goal. Go one step further and challenge 5 of your friends using our social media challenge template here: Graphic or Animated. Don’t forget to tag us @ShelterBoxCanada!
Nervous about getting started? Check out some of our fundraising tips here.
Starting your challenge is simple and we are always here to help!
Prizes for the Top Readers!
We are excited to announce Prize packs for the top 2 Read for Shelter Fundraisers!
First place –
- 2020 Vision: Eyes Wide Open in the Disaster Zone -Photographer and ShelterBox Australia CEO, Mike Greenslade has been a ShelterBox Response Team member since 2006, deploying over 22 times, this book is visual diary of those deployments.
- Your Country is Beautiful: Notes from an Aid Worker by Yi Shun Lai is a book of 10 flash essays and hand-drawn maps. Each provides a front-row seat to disaster relief through Yi Shun’s work for ShelterBox.
- And some surprise ShelterBox swag!
- Your own copy of Your Country is Beautiful: Notes from an Aid Worker by Yi Shun Lai
- And some surprise ShelterBox swag
Join Our Book Club
Reading is more fun as a group. ShelterBox Book Club is a community of people who all share the love of a quality read.
Each month, ShelterBox teams carefully select a compelling story from around the world for book club members to read. You’ll receive an email with information on this month’s book, plus a link to purchase the book or buy a downloadable audio copy!
You can join the ShelterBox Book Club community on Facebook for interactive discussion, Q&A with authors, highlights from response team members and more! Read along at your own pace and join the discussion online (but no spoilers!)
With every story you read, you’ll be transforming the lives of disaster-hit families.