Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Happy 2018! We hope your new year is off to a great start and that we'll see you at our
January 13th Mysteries & Adventure reading clubs.
We still need 132 more volunteers to join the
today. Then, help spread the word by also replying to our
January 13th Facebook Event that you are going.
Volunteering with friends on January 13th is a
great way to celebrate the new year!
(If you have signed up and can't make it,
please cancel to make room for another volunteer.)
Note about MacArthur Park: For the weekend of
January 13th, MacArthur Park Elementary is closed while the campus is
For our January 13th reading clubs,
we encourage you to volunteer at any of Reading to Kids'
other 7 schools! For a map of all of our school sites,
Our reading clubs will return to MacArthur Park Elementary
on Saturday, Feb. 10th, so mark your
BE A READING TO KIDS AMBASSADOR!
Next week for an hour or two between 7:30am and 2:30pm, we need your
help conducting quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to
our January 13th reading clubs.
If you have volunteered with us before, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office
at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador!
CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING THIS SUNDAY
GET A NEW COMPUTER OR TABLET?
DONATE YOUR OLD ONE TO A KID!
At the January 13th reading clubs we would love to give away a computer or iPad to one lucky kid at each school.
If you or your employer have any working computers that are less than 6 years old running Windows 7 or later, or any Macintosh computers less than 7 years old, or any iPads or similar tablets, we can give them to deserving kids!
We especially need working computers (CPUs), whether or not they come with monitors, keyboards, etc. Please email us at
email@example.com for details.
3 MORE MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED
Do you know any runners? Are you a
runner? Please forward this email to them
and ask them to join
Team Reading to Kids in the 2018 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for three 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!
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.
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE SUCCESS!
As our final wrap-up to the 2017 Annual Fund Drive, we wanted to thank all of our
558 donors for helping us
raise $51,718! We expect more checks in the mail and corporate matching donations, so we should reach $55,000!
Our very special thanks go out to our nine
School Competition Winners!
Scroll down our 2017 Annual Fund Drive page for how much each raised – together they raised $10,864 from 107 donors!
Highest overall percentage of volunteers who donated to the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: MacArthur Park Elementary (only 1% behind Esperanza)
3rd: White Elementary (with Alta Loma just 1% behind!)
Highest overall dollar amount raised for the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: Politi Elementary
3rd: Gratts Elementary (a mere $79 behind Politi!)
Volunteers at all of the schools together raised
Finally, we extend our sincere appreciation to all of the
AFD Speakers and credit card swipers who helped raise these much-needed funds over the last three reading clubs!
Thanks, and we look forward to a wonderful 2018 of sharing books and crafts with you!