Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
We have just a few spots left to volunteer for our "Good Friends" reading clubs on February 9th. If we are full when you go to sign up, please
keep checking back for new openings in case others need to cancel
(If you have signed up for the February reading clubs but can't make it after all, please go here to cancel to open your spot to someone else.)
5K OR 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 three more marathon runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If running 26 miles is too daunting, you can join us in the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) around Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 23.
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 OR 5K?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP FIND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Our 20th Anniversary Celebration & Comedy Night is set for
May 11th, and we need your help gathering items for our silent auction that night!
To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.
We especially enjoy awarding 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 anniversary.
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
For details on any of our events, check out our handy
calendar on our website!
Thank you for your help with any of the above!