Beginning at 10am on Thursday, October 16th through 3pm on Friday, October 17th, Q101.1 midday personality, Electra, will take her widely popular daily feature “The Last Letter Game” on a 29-hour charity marathon to benefit the Chicago chapter of Reading is Fundamental (R.I.F.). Donations can be made in any amount online at www.Q101.com , by calling in to (312) 591-5099 during the marathon.
“The Last Letter Game” is played by taking requests from listeners where each request must begin with the last letter from the previous song’s title. “The Last Letter Game”, normally a daily 1-hour feature will turn into 29 hours of non-stop requests hosted by Electra. The second each song begins, Electra must start taking requests for the next song. The Chicago based phenomenon, “The Last Letter Game”, will raise money to purchase books for children throughout Chicagoland , either in schools or Children’s Memorial Hospital. Last year, “The Last Letter Game” charity marathon helped raise over $32,000 for Reading is Fundamental which purchased over 10,000 books for underprivileged children in the Chicagoland area.
There is no more important skill a child can acquire than the ability to read with ease and accuracy. In our increasingly technological world, illiteracy is a serious barrier to success as an adult. For many children, the beginning of a lifelong love of reading is the first brand new book they can call their own. Q101.1.1 and Reading is Fundamental want to ensure that every child in Chicago understand s the importance of reading and has the opportunity to benefit from reading a book.
?All donations will benefit Reading is Fundamental-Chicago, a non-profit organization that distributes over 100,000 books to inner city children through a network of 50 Chicago public schools. R.I.F.-Chicago also distributes over 20,000 books to outpatients in the waiting rooms at Children’s Memorial Hospital, as part of “Project Open Book.” Find out more at their website: www.rifinchicago.org.