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!
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!
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
September 8th Facebook Event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to that Saturday!
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:
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
- The reading clubs are Saturday morning, September 8th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Sept. 7th, at
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.
Copy from our email template at
to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
Print out this flyer at
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!
READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS WANTED
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 479-7455.
DONATE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES
FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH
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:
Colorful 2-pocket folders
3-ring pencil pouches
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?
email@example.com 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!
SITE COORDINATORS WANTED
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.
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!
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,
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.
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.