DES Community Club raises funds for Ronald McDonald House by reading books!

All month, DES students have been working hard to raise funds to support the work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region by reading as many books as they can and seeking donations and sponsors through the Read for Ronald McDonald House initiative.

Participants ask family and friends to sponsor the time they will spend reading. Pledges can be made for a certain amount of money per minute the student reads this month, or for a flat donation:

Last year, Duanesburg Elementary School students raised over $1,000 for the cause. Erin Goodwin (sixth grade teacher) and Danielle Surnear (fifth grade teacher) serve as advisors for DES’ Community Service Club, and are coordinating the RMHC initiative through the Service Club. 

Goodwin and Surnear have promised the student body that if they raise $2,000 this year, they would each take a “pie to the face!”

As of March 28, the current total of online donations is $1,303. Students need to turn in their forms and donations no later than Wednesday, April 10. Keep on reading and pledging! We’re more than halfway to our goal!

elementary students pose in front of a poster
DES students who participated in last year’s Reading Fundraiser to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region.