2018 Read-A-Thon

Reading opens up our imagination, exposes us to the unknown, builds our vocabulary, and sparks creativity.

February 28th – March 14th 

Over the two-plus weeks, our students, parents, faculty, staff, and the entire community will reinforce their commitment to literacy and the power of books by reading each and every day. In addition, three celebration events – one at each Christopher House location: Belmont Cragin, Logan Square, and Uptown – will give families books to build at-home libraries, a Read-A-Thon kit, and fun literacy activities to reignite their commitment to reading.

Join the fun:

  • Become a Sponsor! Benefits and opportunities are here, or call us at 773-922-7544 to talk about other options!
  • Collect books! Have your business, your book club, your youth group, or family start today!
    • We need to collect over 1,500 books for our scholars from six-weeks through high school.
    • The full list of requests is below.
    • To donate for an entire class or grade contact Christina Pfeffer at cpfeffer@christopherhouse.org.

Contact our Development Department by email or by phone at 773-922-7544, to find out more ways to get involved!

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!



AGE Title
0-2 Brown Bear, Brown Bear – Fulfilled by Eimer Stahl!
0-2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Fulfilled by Eimer Stahl!
3-5 Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!
3-5 Yum! & Mmmm Que Rico!
K Awesome Dawson
K Have Fun Molly Lou Lemon
1st Rosie Revere Engineer
1st Iggy Peck Architect
2nd The Antlered Ship
2nd Malala’s Magic Pencil
3rd The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
3rd The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1)
4th Wishtree
4th The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide
5th Serafina and the Splintered Heart
5th Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
6th Wrinkle in Time
6th Indian in the Cupboard
7th The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
YL The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
YL Hidden Figures
YL We Need New Names
YL Things Fall Apart

2018 Host Committee

Benjamin Burkett | PNC Bank
Kristyn Kelly | Exelon Corporation
Jackie Keturoskey | United Scrap Metals
Lisa Kpor | Holland & Knight
Jamie Lass | United Scrap Metals
Christina Pfeffer | Christopher House
Dante Sabel | Power Home Remodeling Group
Jessica Spychala | United Scrap Metals
Joe Magistri | Christopher House

Make a donation today to share a love of reading for a lifetime!

If you would like to be come a sponsor: Benefits and opportunities are here,
or call us at 773-922-7544 to talk about other options!

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