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August 23, 2018
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Check out this charming blog post from volunteer Jessica Beard, 6 Things I Remembered After Reading to Kids, and see if you can relate to her experiences!

HELP! SIGN UP & RECRUIT FOR SEPT. 8TH CLUBS!

Volunteers needed at Reading to Kids

September is one of our biggest months, and the September 8th reading clubs need hundreds more volunteers - so please join us and help recruit them!

Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!

  1. If you haven't already, please visit our website now and sign up.

  2. "Join" our September 8th Facebook Event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to that Saturday!

  3. Whether or not you can volunteer on the 8th, tweet and post to all your friends and followers that we need more volunteers. Here's a sample post you can use:

    "My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their September 8th reading clubs. The theme is "Back to School Fun", and every child will get a free book and a school supply that morning.   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 write your own post, please be sure to include the following two things:

    - The reading clubs are Saturday morning, September 8th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Sept. 7th, 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.

  4. Copy from our email template at http://www.readingtokids.org/News/SampleVolRecruitEmail.pdf to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!

  5. Print out this flyer at http://readingtokids.org/ProMaterials/VolunteerTearOffFlyer.pdf and post it somewhere others will see it. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading or encouraging them to read at your favorite of our eight partner schools!
Set up a group to volunteer with us
E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll get your group added into our volunteer group list!
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READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS WANTED

Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

The new school year started last week, so over the next several weeks we are invited to promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools!

There are three different ways you can help: Teacher Breakfast Deliveries, Back-to-School-Nights, and conducting quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to the reading clubs.

We'll supply everything you need, including your talking points. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.

Our Ambassadors always have a great time with the kids and parents - come find out why!

If you can be an Ambassador, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.

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DONATE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES
FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH

Back to School supplies

We want to give school supplies to each kid who attends the September 8th clubs.

If you happen to have the following laying around (or want to pick some up at back-to-school sales), these are the specific items we are looking for:

NEW
Spiral notebooks
Colorful 2-pocket folders
3-ring binders
3-ring pencil pouches
Large erasers

Stores such as Office Depot, Staples, and Target are promoting great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten for the kids?

Please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you have any supplies to donate. September is always a fun month, and made much more so with the giveaways!

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SITE COORDINATORS WANTED

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Each month we need experienced volunteers to help train volunteers, be a GLC, or especially to be a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

If you can help in any of those roles, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to help create wonderful reading clubs!

READING TO KIDS IS HIRING - APPLY EARLY!

Reading to Kids is hiring a Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12 month position starting in November! The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy Coordinator button below Latest News.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please also share the above link to the position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us as readers or other roles!

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RUNNERS NEEDED FOR MARATHON,
1/2 MARATHON, OR 5 K!

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 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 24th!

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for eight more full marathon runners and five Charity Challenge runners (the last 13 miles of the 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) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

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 marathon@readingtokids.org!

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.

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
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Thanks, and please help recruit volunteers for Sept. 8th!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Jessica Brown-Clark
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

SEPTEMBER 2018
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 34 38
Esperanza 29 71
Gratts 38 63
Los Angeles 60 65
MacArthur Park 24 56
Magnolia 44 84
Politi 32 54
White 20 44
TOTAL 281 475
SEPTEMBER Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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