The third annual NYRAthon began on March 2nd, and will continue
through the second of June. NYRAthon consists of two contests. The
first is a contest between individuals, with prizes awarded to the
three who raise the most money. The second is between the various
NYRA chapters, with $100 in NYRA merchandise awarded to the one that
raises the most money. Fundraising is what allows NYRA to lease an
office, hire staff, and ultimately what allows NYRA to function as an
organization that fights for youth rights. It is imperative that
everyone participate in the NYRAthon.
The NYRA chapter that raises the most money will receive $100 in NYRA
merchandise (T shirts, buttons, etc.) In the individual contest,
prizes of $100, $50, and $25 will be awarded to the people who raise
the most money.
In the past, NYRA has only had one level of membership. Member dues
were $10, and had to be renewed every year regardless of how much
money someone had initially donated. Now NYRA members have the option
of buying memberships for one year, two years, three years, four
years, five years, or life. A one year membership costs $10, two
years costs $20, and so on. A lifetime membership costs $150. If
you’re not yet a member and would like to become one, join here.