Hear to Read Winter Reading Challenge

Reading is FUNdamental!

Join us January 29th through March 1st

Promote a love for reading! Encourage your child to join the Hear to Read Winter Reading Challenge, fostering a lifelong passion for reading while supporting SJI. Email questions to Cindy Timmermann at ctimmermann@sjid.org

Click here to register!


See the Hear to Read flyer below for more information about the winter reading challenge. Trackers and forms are due March 8th.

Hear to Read Flyer

Hear to Read Book Suggestions by Age Group

Hear to Read Pledge Form (PDF)

Hear to Read Pledge Form (XLS)

Hear to Read Tracker (PDF)

Hear to Read Tracker (XLS)

Answers to Registering, Tracking, Fundraising and Collecting!


  • Go to https://sjid.betterworld.org/campaigns/read/new-participant
  • Fill out your information.
  • Fill out your Page settings – Display Name; Create a goal you would like to raise; Appeal to Donors – Share a bit about your child’s Hearing Journey and/or about St. Joseph Institute; Check the I agree box; Click Register.
  • After registering, scroll down and you may add a profile picture or update your profile.


  • Forms can be found above under Resources.
  • Reading is logged by the following age levels: 0 to 3 by book; 4 to 14 by minutes; and 15+ by page.
  • Reading Trackers are due to SJI by Friday, March 8.

There are two ways to raise money while you read.

  • Ask family and friends to pledge a “by the minute, page or book” depending on your age. For example, if someone pledges 5¢ for every page you read and you read 100 pages, then they would owe you $50. You can get creative…1¢/minute or 5¢/30 minutes.
  • Log reading by the following age levels: 0 to 3 by book; 4 to 14 by minutes; and 15+ by page.
  • Provide the link to your fundraising page if Family and friends want to donate a flat amount.


If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Timmermann at ctimmermann@sjid.org.