2008 Walkathon Coordinators
Responsibility, Taking Action-
Start: "Passion Puddle" on the border of the Cook/Douglass Campuses
End: Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus
(Douglass Campus Center is in the corner of Nichol Avenue and George Street--Passion Puddle is across from the parking lot behind the Douglass Campus Center. A parking deck is also located next to the Douglass Campus Center for your convenience!)
This year the walkathon continues to focus on the goal of assisting communities locally and globally.:
- Locally: We plan to provide books and other literacy materials for English Language Learners participating in our "Take Reading Home" pilot in nursery and kindergarten classrooms throughout New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Globally: We are also supporting several significant Global Literacy Project programs for kindergarten children in Africa (Kenya and South Africa) and the Caribbean.
- We are also supporting the renovation of two kindergarten classrooms in South Africa by the students of the Africana House, Douglass Residential College, who are travelling to South Africa during the upcoming winter break.
2010 walkathon will help us gear up for "Teen Read Week," October
17-23 (an initiative of the Young
Adult Library Services Association). The theme of the
week will be "Books With Beat @ your library."
potential for making a difference does not simply end with
the completion of the walk or "Teen Read Week." Students interested
supporting children's education and literacy in general can
come out to
support the Global Literacy Project's "Make A Difference
Day" program (every fourth Saturday of October) volunteering as part
of the nationwide "Make A Difference Day" activities.
REGISTERING FOR THE
2010 "WALK FOR LITERACY"
form if you don’t have one. Download pledge
brochure to collect donations. Set a goal for yourself and get
your friends, family, and co-workers involved. Email
us to let us know you're participating!
Fill out forms and collect your donations before the walkathon.
Turn in your pledge
sheet and extra
sponsorship sheets and money during walkathon registration
from 10:15–11:15 a.m. Check out www.glpinc.org/goya
for helpful hints, printable pledge forms, and walkathon updates.
Depending on sponsorship participants in the walkathon will be eligible to
receive surprize give-aways. Plus, there will be recognition for:
Individual/Team Raising the Most Money
Individual with the Most Sponsors
sensible shoes and dress for the weather.
The walkathon goes on, rain or shine.
have 3 levels of Team Support:
this level one is entitled to:
at the event
written acknowledgment of your help and participation
At this level one is entitled to:
acknowledgement by name on the postcard
name in one color on the the tee-shirts
- A table
set up at the event to distribute information
of your promotional material and items
and name on the "Walk for Literacy" Web Site as a supporter
this level one is entitled to:
above benefits plus a framed acknowledgement of your participation
of a Sponsorship Certificate at the event as an acknowledgement
link on our "Walk
for Literacy" Walkathon
web site to your web site
larger logo on the walk-a-thon's tee shirt
Can Also Join Us on Saturday, October 23, 2010
A Difference Day"
out for more information about volunteering in the local
is "Make A Difference Day"?
“Make A Difference Day” is the most encompassing national day of
helping others—a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can
participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, “Make A Difference Day” is
an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.