TOT4TOT

Turn

Off

Tech

4

Two

On

Tuesdays

Challenge

SCHOOLS 

Raise funds for your school while helping children turn off tech & turn on reading and more.

Plus, help give free new books monthly to future students in your community.

Perfect fundraiser for tech obsessed preschool, elementary, middle, high school and college students. And adults too!


  • Hold monthly, bimonthy, quarterly, biyearly or yearly.
  • Individual school specific code generated for easy registration.
  • Fully secure and completely private  “Pledge to Turn Off Tech & Give” smartphone platform.
  • Optional online donation platform available.
  • Suggested monthly donation of $40.00 or $50.00 depending upon the amount of Tuesdays in the month (one new book for every tech free hour; two hours a day for four / five weeks for one month). Optional donation amounts also available ($1.00 to amount of donor’s choice).
  • 100% tax deductible as allowable by law.
  • School receives 40% of the funds raised.*
  • Customized school fundraiser flyers with choice of month and hours stickers.
  • Imagination Library 2020 Blue Ribbon Selections Book List flyers. 
  • Customized hashtag for sharing student's alternate activities on social media.
  • Weekly email reminders of fundraiser after completion of registration with suggested alternate activities and links to the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library / First Library program.
  • Customized school participation totals flyers.

  • Free Dolly Parton Imagination Library / First Library new books mailed monthly to future / current students of your school or the community of your choice (newborn to age one or newborn to age five options).


BENEFITS OF HAVING A TOT4TOT PLEDGE-A-THON

  1. School wide promotion of taking a break from technology and replacing it with good habits.
  2. Opens the discussion of overuse and over reliance of technology in children’s lives.
  3. New healthy habits replace unhealthy screen time.
  4. Your School receives 40% of the proceeds.
  5. Every child who is off technology for the month helps give another area child, many in need, a book a month for eight months.
  6. Teaches empathy and and charity for those less fortunate.
  7. Future / current students of the school receive a free book monthly for every $5.00 raised.
  8. Creates the feeling of community and of a greater good for the children participating. 
  9. Ability to jointly share pictures and stories of the alternate activity afterwards on social media.
  10. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, it stresses the importance of reading for enjoyment as an every day activity.

CONTACT US

"PLEDGE TO TURN OFF TECH AND GIVE" SMARTPHONE PLATFORM

Text your ‘special school zip code’ to 443-21 and pledge to turn off tech 4 two (hours) on Tuesdays for a month.

Donations benefit local preschoolers aka future students in your (or your choice of) school district with the gift of free books monthly plus your school receives 40% of the proceeds of every pledge.*

All donations are processed via the secure nonprofit “Text to Give” smartphone platform Give Lively (givelively.org).


Email [email protected] for details.

Include your School, Town, State and Zip Code in the subject line.


*One time $100.00 set up fee billed separately from TOT4TOT.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

See below.

TURN OFF TECH & GIVE!

Plan your 'Turn Off Tech 4 Two On Tuesdays' fundraiser and  help give free books monthly to future students in your school too!

Turn Off Tech and Turn On Reading and More!

SMARTPHONE DONATIONS

  • Text your zip code (or special code) to 443-21 (Give Lively page for First Library®).
  • Choose $5.00 monthly payment or $60.00 one time payment.
  • Click “❤️ Give in honor of someone” section.
  • Use "[email protected]" in the "Enter email address section".
  • Include Community Representative's Code, Company Name and Child's Name in the “Add personalized message" section.
  • Click "Complete".
  • Sign Up for tax deductible receipt.
  • Complete payment options.
  • Submit payment for processing.
  • Transaction will appear on your statement as "First Library®". 


ONLINE DONATIONS

  • GiveLively.org page for First Library®
  • Choose a $5.00 monthly payment or $60.00 one time payment.
  • Click “❤️ Give in honor of someone” section.
  • Use "[email protected]" in the email address section.
  • Include Community Representative's Code, Company Name and Child's Name in the “Add personalized message" section.
  • Click "Complete".
  • Complete payment options.
  • Submit payment for processing.
  • Give Lively Foundation will issue a check to First Library®.
  • First Library® and Give Lively Foundation are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
  • Donations are a tax-deductible as allowable by law.