Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
This past Saturday 558 kids, 365 volunteers,
93 parents, and 29 teachers & staff
braved the weather to make our February reading clubs a success!
"Music & Celebration" reading clubs next month are on
March 9th, where we will have
musical performances at each school!
We still need a few more musicians, so if you or someone you know can share the gift of music on the 9th, please contact us at
RSVP for our March reading clubs here, and please also take a moment to join our March 9th Facebook event. Your friends will be able to see that you're attending the reading clubs, and you can help spread the word by inviting them to join, too.
BUY A READING TO KIDS T-SHIRT!
(Click on each photo below to see a larger version.)
It's time once again to get your very own Reading to Kids t-shirt!
We have a group order ending on February 24th, so please head over to our
Order a T-Shirt link for all the details on how you can order your own shirt like the one shown above.
Order a T-Shirt link is also available in the lower left-hand side of our website.
The more t-shirts ordered by the 24th, the less expensive they will be!
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 two 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!
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 TO THE RALPH M. PARSONS FOUNDATION
We are delighted to thank
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for supporting Reading to Kids with a $15,000 grant!
This is their fifth grant they have awarded us since 2002, and we thank them for including us in their efforts to improve the lives of Angelenos.
Working together, we are helping you bring the delight of reading to the thousands of children we read to every month!