October 2008 Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

The 24 Hour Read-A-Thon starts on October 18th and Dewey has challenged participants to raise money for the charity of their choice. I have chosen:


Triple Creek Ranch Inc is a non profit, charitable organization (ID # 34-1998921) which provides therapeutic horseback riding and Hippotherapy to children and adults with emotional, learning, behavioral and physical disabilities. TCRI is a member of the  North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) and as such follows the National standards for therapeutic riding programs and certifies all their instructors through NARHA. But, do you want to know the most amazing thing about TCRI? It is staffed 100% by VOLUNTEERS. Since its inception in the fall of 2004, TCRI has logged over 7500 volunteer hours!

**Photos are some of students from the 2008 classes – click on images to enlarge

TCRI helps bring smiles to the faces of its students – would you like to be a part of our team? Sign up below to sponsor me during the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon and donate to keep TCRI’s programs running!


  • Donating a flat dollar amount.
  • Donating a set amount of money per page I read during the Read-A-Thon.
  • Donating a set amount of money per hour I participate in the Read-A-Thon.
  • Posting something on your blog about Triple Creek Ranch with a link to TCRI’s website.

I would like to improve my “stats” from June…ideally participating for a total of 20 hours and reading at least 500 pages. To help you in choosing a way to sponsor me, here is how I fared in June:

  • Number of books read: 2.5 plus 1 short story
  • Total pages read in the challenge: 491
  • Total amount of time spent reading in the challenge: 615 minutes (10.25 hours)
  • Mini-Challenges completed: 11
  • Total amount of time spent blogging: 310 minutes (5.2 hours)
  • Time spent visiting other people’s blogs: 125 minutes (2.1 hours) and left 27 comments
  • Down Time: 6.5 Hours (of this, 4.0 hours spent sleeping)
  • Total Time spent on the Read-A-Thon (blogging, visiting, doing mini-challenges and reading) = 17.5 hours

Any money you donate should be contributed directly to TCRI through one of two ways:

  1. Use Paypal through the TCRI donation page
  2. Send a check directly to TCRI at PO Box 493369, Redding, CA 96049-3369 (make checks payable to Triple Creek Ranch Inc.)

To sponsor me and commit to this cause, please use Mr. Linky below to link DIRECTLY to your post about this program and your commitment. If you do not have a blog, you can simply type in your name and leave out the html code OR leave a comment on this post. I will MATCH any contributions up to at total of $100.


1. Terri – teelgee
2. Tui
3. Laura
4. Dewey
5. Annette
6. Gayla

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  1. I’m in! I’m pledging the flat rate, $25, to Triple Creek. Great choice, Wendy. Happy reading.

    • Wendy on October 11, 2008 at 12:36

    Yay, thank you Terri!!! By the way, do you want me to enter your name in the book drawing?

  2. Yes please!

    • Tui M. on October 11, 2008 at 12:56

    I’m in too, Wendy! I’m pledging the flat rate of $20 to Triple Creek. Have to allow for the huge drop in the Canadian dollar! 😉 Take your vitamin D for your eyesight. hehe

    • Tui M. on October 11, 2008 at 13:01

    p.s. Wendy, it will come through under “Susan”, my birth certificate name. And it came to just about $25 Canadian.

    • Wendy on October 11, 2008 at 13:20

    THANK YOU, Tui! Would you like to be entered into the book giveaway? Your pledge earns you three chances!

    • Tui M. on October 11, 2008 at 13:40

    I sure would. Thanks, Wendy. I feel like a winner already supporting something as excellent as this, however.

    • Wendy on October 11, 2008 at 14:12

    Aw, you are very sweet Tui! I added your name to Mr. Linky above and also to the drawing for the book. Good luck!!!

    • Laura on October 12, 2008 at 11:02

    I’ll join my sisters with a flat $25!

    • Laura on October 12, 2008 at 11:04

    I added my name via Mr. Linky but ignore that “Return of the Soldier” bit … must have been left over from a previous Linky …

    • Wendy on October 12, 2008 at 11:08

    Thanks Laura 🙂 I’m going to go ahead and delete your Mr. Linky and then put in a new one with a link to your home page. Do you want me to enter you in the giveaway?

    • dewey on October 14, 2008 at 19:35

    I will donate $2 for every mini-challenge you participate in! Heh heh heh I’m so sly! Now you’re bound to mini-challenge it up like crazy!

    Also, could you pretty please remind me afterwards of how many mini-challenges you completed, because otherwise I will completely forget in my sleep deprived fog.

    • Wendy on October 14, 2008 at 19:41

    Thank you, Dewey!! Let’s see…last time I did 11 🙂 I hope to do at least that this time!! I put your name in Mr. Linky above so I won’t forget!

    • Wendy on October 14, 2008 at 19:45

    Oh, by the way, Dewey – do you want me to enter you into the book giveaway? By sponsoring me, you earn 3 chances!

    • dewey on October 15, 2008 at 20:42

    Yes! I just noticed the giveaway and commented over there. Then I came to scope out my competetion. 😉

    • dewey on October 15, 2008 at 20:42

    Oh, also, during the readathon, watch for a special drawing just for fundraisers!

    • Wendy on October 17, 2008 at 08:16

    I’ve got you down for three entries, Dewey 🙂 Oooooh, I will definitely look for the special drawing!!

    • Annette on October 17, 2008 at 09:09

    I’m sending 20. Good Luck Wendy!!!!

    • Wendy on October 17, 2008 at 09:12

    Annette: THANK YOU!!!!

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