Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
At our Jan. 13th reading clubs one of our volunteers, Louis Tse, brought to Los Angeles Elementary a working Mars rover model from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
All of the kids eagerly lined up to lie down so the little rover could drive over them as if they were the surface of Mars! We hope lots of little scientists and engineers were inspired by this unique experience.
We also hope you can join us at our February 10th "Good Friends" reading clubs!
About half the readers we'll need have RSVP'd so far, so please also take a moment to join our February
10th Facebook Event and share with friends this great volunteer opportunity!
ONE STADIUM VS. THE SEA CHARITY CHALLENGE
BIG 5 K RUNNERS NEEDED, TOO
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 full marathon runners and one Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge runner (approx. 13 mile course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If either of those distances is too daunting, you can join us in the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) around Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
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.
HELP FIND BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS
Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at
Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood is set for
May 2nd, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners! Please help support this and other future fundraisers (including our silent auctions) by helping us gather prize donations.
To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.
We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates,
amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and
autographed items! Anything unique is great, too! If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.
For details on any of our events, check out our handy
calendar on our website!
MUSICIANS WANTED MARCH 10TH
Our March 10th reading clubs feature "Music & Celebration", so we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our eight partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!
If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with
our students and volunteers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION!
Reading to Kids is once again a proud recipient of a $10,000 grant awarded by the
S. Mark Taper Foundation. This generous funding will allow us to continue to bring a love of reading into the lives and libraries of thousands of children throughout Los Angeles.