Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our "Family & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs are this Saturday and we urgently need your help to recruit more volunteers!
Within the next 24 hours or so we need your help to
recruit 70 more volunteers to read aloud to an
expected 1,000 plus kids eager to hear a
story and see Santa!
Also, if you have volunteered with us before and can step into any of these roles, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (even if your regular school is full):
- Check-In Helper at Politi
- Volunteer Trainers at Alta Loma or Magnolia
- GLC at Alta Loma (K or 5th), Gratts (1st), Los Angeles (K), MacArthur Park (1st), Magnolia (K or 5th), Politi (K or 4th), or White (1st, 3rd, or 4th)
SIGN UP AND HELP RECRUIT FOR
THIS SATURDAY'S READING CLUBS
Santa is coming, so we expect these reading clubs to be
have signed up and can't make it,
please cancel to make room for another volunteer.)
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.
Share and join our
December 8th Facebook Event to let
your friends know the fun you'll be up to on the 8th!
Whether or not you can volunteer on this Saturday, please
tweet, post, pin, and tumble to all your
friends and followers that
we need more volunteers. Here's a sample
post you can use:
"Santa + reading to excited kids + holiday spirit = the best way to spend your Saturday morning! My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs
this Saturday. The theme is "Family & The Spirit of Giving", and the kids are eager to see Santa when he visits the reading clubs that morning.
Join me at ###
Elementary School for a fun, heartwarming 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 this Saturday morning, December 8th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm tomorrow, Dec. 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!
Please help Reading to Kids
bring joy to children this Saturday by inviting your friends,
family and colleagues!
2018 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE:
the final month of our
2018 Annual Fund Drive, our most important
fundraiser of the year! Help us reach our fundraising goal with
a donation by cash, check, or credit card.
SCHOOL COMPETITION UPDATE!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated on Nov. 10th:
1st: White Elementary (50%!)
2nd: Politi Elementary
3rd: Los Angeles and MacArthur Park Elementary (tied)
Highest dollar amount raised on Nov. 10th:
1st: Esperanza Elementary
2nd: White Elementary
3rd: Gratts Elementary
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: Alta Loma
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
Which school will collect the greatest number of donations
from their volunteers this month?
Here's how you can help, with your donations
also counting towards the school competition:
1 - Donate online or make a pledge to donate by check
today by visiting our
2018 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of
any amount are greatly appreciated!
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to
2018 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!"
header for resources, including information on creating your own
personalized fundraising page on Facebook, our handy
donor sheet for raising money with your friends and
tips for fundraising, and so much more.
Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate - all
you have to do is ask!
If you collect donations this week, you can bring them with you to
Saturday's reading clubs!
MAKE YOUR DONATION A MATCH
At last month's reading clubs we had two supporters offer to match the first $300 of donations made at the November reading clubs at their two schools! This meant that anyone reading and donating at those schools that Saturday had their donation doubled!
If you or your employer can do something
similar, please let us know and announce it on Saturday -
a matching donation can be an exciting way to inspire
others to donate!
URBAN HIKE NEAR
THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
Join us for an urban exploration of hills and neighborhoods in the area near the Hollywood Bowl.
We will tour the Hollywood Dell, Whitley Heights (the first celebrity enclave in Hollywood) and the
High Tower, a roadless neighborhood set in the hill next to the Bowl that you probably never noticed!
We will go up and down streets and stairways and see sites of interest along the way.
We will gather at 9:00 am this Sunday, December 9th in front of the 101 Coffee Shop on Franklin. The hike will be led by Mark May.
The full route is about 6 miles but there are several places en route where hikers can easily return to
the starting place. We should be done by 12 noon. Look for parking on adjoining streets or ride Metro
to Hollywood and Vine and walk up the hill. You can RSVP on our Facebook event or simply show up that Sunday morning!
THANK YOU, OATH FOUNDATION!
We are delighted to welcome and thank a new funder for us, the
Oath Foundation, for their very generous grant of $25,000 to support Reading to Kids!
Their grant will go towards helping all of our volunteers share our enthusiasm for reading with the thousands of children we read to every month.
Our special thanks also go to Reading to Kids volunteer Eileen Scahill for being our Oath Employee Champion for this grant!
4 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 2019 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for four more full marathon runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
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.
Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, & Michele Brito
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
Make a donation: