Reading for a Cause

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By doing something they love – reading – Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School fourth-grade students are working collaboratively this winter to raise money for others.

As part of the school’s annual monthlong read-a-thon to benefit the Madagascar/Ankisy fund, students are seeking sponsors to continue the school’s effort to increase educational opportunities in the island country. Since 1999, JAE has raised enough money to not only build a school in Madagascar, but also support it through the years.

Throughout the month, students will receive donations from sponsors for the reading they complete. Students who read 300 pages will be invited to the building’s “Prime Time” reading event in March, which will include several games, reading opportunities and a discussion session with the founder of the Madagascar/Ankisy fund, Dr. David Krause, a paleontologist and humanitarian.