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Walk for Indy Reads!

May 6, 2011 by Reader's Connection

Indy Reads is participating in this year’s “Walking for Dreams” Family & Pet Walk on the Downtown Canal on Sunday, May 22nd.

Volunteers, clients, staff, friends, and other supporters of more than 40 local non-profits will walking to raise money for their causes!
Please join us in walking for Indy Reads!

If you raise $100 or more, you get a free Indy Reads t-shirt.

SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an Indy Reads tutor, and you and your student raise $100 and walk together, you’ll get TWO Indy Reads t-shirts!!! Want to walk for Indy Reads? It’s easy!

Step 1

Set your individual fundraising goal.
Try for at least $100 or more!  

Step 2

Register online.
Pick a fun name for your team! Your team can have as few or as many people as you like!
Go to the Home Page at  and click on “Register” on the left side to sign up your Team for the Walk. By registering you and your team will receive information and emails about the event, and can email your team updates.
Make sure that you select INDY READS as your charity!

Step 3

Recruit sponsors.
Ask family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to support you. Suggest a flat donation of $10, $20 or more. Collect your pledge money when you ask for the pledge. You can download pledge forms or pick them up at our office. You can take checks (payable to Indy Reads) or cash. Friends can also use credit cards to pledge online at – tell them to pledge for YOUR team!

Step 4

Attend the Family and Pet Walk.
Meet your team at Walking for Dreams before the 2:00 Step Off.  Remember to bring your pledges. Take a Team picture that can be shared later to remember the event. Registration opens at 1:00. Radio Disney will be present. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing to enjoy a leisurely walk for your wonderful non profit.

Step 5

Celebrate with your Team at the end of the Walk.
Awards will be given. And you will know that you are helping Indy Reads provide free literacy tutoring to adults struggling with reading and writing. Thank you!

Location: Downtown Indianapolis on the Canal at Buggs Temple
337 West 11th Street between Meridian and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Date: Sunday May 22, 2011
Time: Registration 1:00pm
Step Off 2:00
Celebration 3:00
Directions: If on Meridian, turn west on 12th Street. At Capitol turn south and turn west on 11th Street at the Stutz Building. Buggs Temple will be two blocks on the left past Senate Ave. across from the Clarian Pathology building before you reach Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
Note: 11th Street is one-way east at Meridian Street and one-way west at Capitol.

Free Parking is available in the following lots: REI – Gateway Plaza lot off 11th Street between Senate and Capitol. Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis parking lot – 1011 Dr. MLK Drive. Street parking is also available along 11th Street, Senate and Capital Avenues.

Questions? Just email us!



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