Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Despite a very rainy Saturday morning and a week of confusion about the start of the teachers strike, 511 kids, 339 volunteers,
78 parents, and 33 teachers & staff
helped to make our January 12th reading clubs a success!
You can see a photo of a 90th milestone earner
on our Facebook page, and above is a photo of our volunteers at Charles White Elementary!
START RECRUITING FOR FEBRUARY 9TH
Sign up for the next reading clubs!
Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Good Friends" reading clubs on February 9th.
Please take a moment to also join
9th Facebook Event and share with friends this great volunteer opportunity.
Help! We are particularly looking for more
If you have volunteered with us a few times and want to step into this important role,
please reply or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org about helping as a Site Coordinator.
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.
CAN'T RUN 26 MILES?
THEN DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR
OR HAND OUT WATER DURING THE RACE!
Reading to Kids as they run the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on
They have until March 24th to reach their $20,000 fundraising goal! If you can donate a buck a mile
to your favorite runner, you'll help fuel them towards the finish line!
With every mile they train and every dollar they raise, these valiant souls help you inspire kids with a love of reading.
HAND OUT WATER DURING THE RACE!
Help represent Reading to Kids during the marathon by handing out water to the runners! You get a free LA Marathon t-shirt, too.
Our group will be at Water Station Mile 5 at Glendale Blvd., between Bellevue and Kent St. in Echo Park, on Sunday, March 24th from 5am - 11am.
Click this link to sign up. Our group is
Reading to Kids and our shift location should be
listed in green. Click the box to the green J05 Water Station Mile 5 shift, scroll down and complete the form, and sign up to volunteer!
MUSICIANS WANTED MARCH 9TH
Our March 9th reading clubs feature "Music & Celebration", and 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 email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE: JOIN US AT OUR
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & COMEDY NIGHT ON MAY 11TH
This May Reading to Kids turns 20 years old! Please mark your calendars for a comedy and silent auction event you won't want to miss!
We'll be celebrating the evening of the Saturday, May 11th reading clubs at the beautiful
Historic Woman's Club at 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. We'll have more updates as we continue to plan the festivities!
SILENT AUCTION PRIZES WANTED
personally know or have a solid connection to a well-known, headliner comedian who would be interested and available in performing that night, please email us at
If you can help obtain items for our silent auction, please join the
Reading to Kids Taskforce Special Events Committee, or call us at the
Reading to Kids office for more details about how you can help us celebrate in style!
We are especially looking for 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 event.
Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on