Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our Halloween, Magic, and Monsters reading clubs are this
Saturday, and we need your help to make sure we
have enough volunteers, especially at
Esperanza and Politi!
We currently need 58 more volunteers to
read aloud spooky and fun stories to an expected
1,200 plus kids eager to see the
magicians we'll have performing this Saturday!
Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
October 11th Facebook event to let your friends know
the fun you'll be up to this Saturday!
Post on your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/
we need more volunteers. I've provided a
sample post below, but in whatever you post please be
sure to include the following two things:
- The reading clubs are this Saturday morning, October 11th, near
- Volunteers must sign up online at
favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their October 11th reading clubs
this Saturday. The theme is "Halloween, Magic, and Monsters", and we'll have a magician performing for the kids. Join me at ###
Elementary School for a fantastic morning of reading to
elementary school kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online
today at www.readingtokids.org."
If you have people in mind who you think would really
like to read with us, tag them in your post. It will
alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their
friends' news feeds.
Use our handy
email template (in PDF) to
encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
Print out this flyer and post it in heavily populated locations such as coffee shops, the gym, your office or other various community centers. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading or encouraging them to read at
Esperanza or Politi Elementary!
At these October reading clubs, feel free to wear fun, school-appropriate
Halloween costumes, too!
If you're signed up but know you can't make it this Saturday, please be sure to cancel your RSVP as soon as you can.
MAKE YOUR ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
DONATION A MATCH
The October 11th Reading Clubs include the launch of our
2014 Annual Fund Drive, our most important fundraiser of the year!
Last year an anonymous donor matched the first $500 of donations made at the October reading clubs at Alta Loma Elementary! This meant that anyone reading and donating at Alta Loma that Saturday had their donation doubled!
If you or your employer is interested in doing something similar, please contact us -
a matching donation can be an exciting way to inspire others to donate!
CROSSWORDS LA TOURNAMENT
NEEDS YOUR HELP SAT., OCT. 18
Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere will be converging at the
Crosswords LA tournament on
Saturday, October 18 – with proceeds benefiting
Reading to Kids!
This year the tournament will be held at the
Fowler Museum at UCLA (in the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium), and
Crosswords LA needs our volunteers to help!
They need volunteers to set up portions of the event, greet and sign in contestants, and collect puzzle papers.
This tournament raises money for Reading to Kids, so
if you can volunteer with them for either the full day or a half day, please email us today at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Full day volunteers (8:30am – 4:45pm) get a
free lunch! Let's show our volunteer spirit by supporting their efforts to help us!
MARATHON RUNNERS WANTED
Reading to Kids in the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon!
Be a part of team Reading to Kids
as you run in one of the best marathons in the country on Sunday, March 15th.
You can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars
you raise will go to support our monthly reading clubs.
If you or a runner you know is interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, please email Chris Martin at
marathonreadingtokids.org for all the details.
IMPORTANT NOTE: to register to run on behalf of
Reading to Kids, you MUST receive a special code BEFORE registering on the ASICS LA Marathon website.
Thanks, and we hope to see you Saturday!