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The Read for Ruben Challenge!

Who: You!

What: Read for Ruben

When: July 18th - August 6th 

Where: Anywhere you can read. So really... anywhere!

Why: To enjoy some new books over the summer and to raise money for Ruben’s Shoes Society!

Get sponsored to read 15 minutes a day (or more!) for 20 days. 


Maybe your Grandma will sponsor you $3 a day. Maybe your aunt will sponsor you a dollar a day. Maybe your neighbour will sponsor you 50 cents a day. Just like that you’ve raised $90 for Ruben’s Shoes Society just for reading 15 minutes a day! 


Make sure you share your progress on social media using the hashtag #ReadforRuben and tag @RubensShoes so we can repost and celebrate your accomplishments. 


How to participatE


It’s so easy! Download our pledge page below, start fundraising and then get your favourite books ready for July 18th. 





Everyone who participates will entered to win:*

-a Hershel backpack filled with with fun surprises like a 

$25 Chapters gift card, three credits so you and your

family can enjoy your favourite books by listening together

(while supporting talented Canadian authors and creators!), 

an autographed copy of I am Emmanuel (written by our founder

Kelly Strongitharm), and more! 

Plus there will be prizes awarded for:

-the most money raised! You'll win a Hershel backpack filled with with surprises like a $50 Chapters gift card, three credits so you can download your favourite books, an autographed copy of I am Emmanuel, and more! 

-the most creative place to read!** You'll also win a Hershel backpack, a $25 Chapters gift card, three credits so you can download your favourite books, an autographed copy of I am Emmanuel, and more! 

*have your pledges to us by August 14, 2021 to be eligible for prizes. You can e-transfer your pledges to Make sure write your full name in the message so you can get credit for all the money you raised for Ruben's Shoes Society!

**post a photo of your creative reading on social media and tag @RubensShoes to be entered into the draw.

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ruben's shoes 

We believe that all children deserve access to education. We believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and that every child deserves the right to create a better opportunity for themselves, their families, and their communities.


We are currently providing funding for the operations of Centro Educativo Toribio an elementary school in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic which has been ranked by the Ministry of Education as the #1 school in the country! And we recently completed the construction of our high school where our students can continue their education. 


For $50 CAD/month, you can sponsor a child's education. The funds are used to pay for our teachers, our director, along with the overall operations of the school and anything required to support the health and development of your sponsor student. 


Give Education. Give Opportunity. Give Change.  #ITFEELSGOODTOGIVE