Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
It's a new year and time for our January reading clubs! Join the expedition for Saturday, January 14th as we explore
the exciting world of Mysteries & Adventure.
Click here to submit your RSVP.
Please also help recruit another 87 volunteers by joining
January 14th Facebook Event, tweeting
@readingtokids, emailing friends, or any other creative ways you have in mind. Volunteering with friends on January 14th is a great
way to celebrate the new year!
(If you have signed up for the January reading clubs and you are
not able to make the voyage, please cancel
so that another traveler may hop on board.)
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE SUCCESS
Thanks to the support of so many of you, our 2016 Annual Fund Drive was a rousing success, with 543 donors helping us raise $55,975! We still expect a few more checks in the mail, so we may top $57,000!
Our very special thanks go out to our
four fundraising Angels,
Taskforce members Matthew Jones (28
donors, $2,762), Mark May (14 donors, $6,025), and Patrick White (4 donors, $565), as well as volunteer Kosha Patel (23 donors, $591). Together they raised $9,943 from 69 donors!
School Competition Winners!
Highest overall percentage of volunteers who donated to the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: MacArthur Park Elementary (in their 1st year with us)!
2nd: Alta Loma Elementary
3rd: Esperanza Elementary (with White just 1% behind!)
Highest overall dollar amount raised for the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: Magnolia Elementary
3rd: MacArthur Park Elementary (a mere $32 behind Magnolia!)
All of the schools together raised
Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to all of the
AFD Speakers and credit card swipers who helped raise these much-needed funds over the last three reading clubs!
CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING
THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 8TH
5 MORE MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED
Are you a runner? Do you know any runners?
Please forward this email to them and ask
them to join
Team Reading to Kids in the 2017 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We urgently need
five more runners to join us in one of the best
marathons in the country. You can
share this Facebook group with any of your runner
friends to encourage them to join our team!
Runners can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon,
and the dollars raised will go to support our monthly
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
IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run
on behalf of Reading to Kids, you
MUST receive from us a special web address
to use when registering on the Skechers
Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.
Thanks, and we look forward to a wonderful 2017 of reading and crafts with you!