Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
It's a new year and time for our January reading clubs!
Join the expedition for Saturday, January 12th as we explore
the exciting world of Mysteries & Adventure.
Click here to submit your RSVP.
Please also help recruit another 137 volunteers by joining
January 12th Facebook Event, tweeting
@readingtokids, emailing friends, or any other creative ways you have in mind.
Volunteering with friends on January 12th is a great
way to celebrate the new year!
(If you have signed up for the January reading clubs and you are
not able to make the voyage, please cancel
so that another traveler may hop on board.)
CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING THIS SUNDAY
Are you crafty? This Sunday, Jan. 6, join the
Curriculum Committee at 12:30pm in the Reading to Kids offices to help create the activity and craft guides for the January books!
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE SUCCESS!
Thanks to the support of so many of you, our 2018 Annual Fund Drive was a huge success, with 648 donors helping us raise $59,382 - our most successful Annual Fund Drive ever!
We still expect a few more checks in the mail and corporate matching donations, so we should exceed $60,000!
Our very special thanks go out to our nine
School Competition Winners!
Samuel Laskey & Rebecca Gimple
Click here to see how much each raised – together they raised $16,647 from 183 donors!
Highest overall percentage of volunteers who donated to the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Alta Loma Elementary!
2nd: Gratts Elementary
3rd: White Elementary (only 1% behind Gratts!)
Highest overall dollar amount raised for the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: Magnolia Elementary
3rd: Alta Loma Elementary
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!
GET A NEW COMPUTER OR TABLET?
DONATE YOUR OLD ONE TO A KID!
At the January 12th 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
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2 MORE MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED
Do you know any runners? Are you a
runner? We are looking for three more runners to join
Team Reading to Kids in the 2019 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for two more 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 are interested or want to learn more, 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.
Thanks, and we look forward to another wonderful year of reading and crafts with you!