Santa is coming, so we expect these reading clubs to be huge!
have signed up and can't make it,
please cancel to make room for another volunteer.)
Within the next eight days we need your help to recruit 75 more volunteers to read aloud to an expected 700 plus kids eager to hear a story and see Santa on
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 14th Facebook Event to let
your friends know the fun you'll be up to on the 14th!
Whether or not you can volunteer on the 14th,
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
on Saturday, Dec. 14th. The theme is "Family & The Spirit of Giving", and the kids are eager to see Santa when he visits the reading clubs that day.
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 Saturday morning, December 14th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Dec. 13th, 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
easy message template
to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
Print out this flyer 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!
Are you crafty? Help us create the activity and craft guides for the January books - join us Sunday, Dec. 15th at 10:00am for our next Curriculum Committee Meeting at the Reading
to Kids office. Our address is in our signature below.
Click here for our Facebook event or
click here for the Evite!
2019 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE:
MORE THAN HALF WAY TO OUR GOALS!
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, & the many who donated to us on #GivingTuesday, we more than half way to our 2019 Annual Fund Drive goals! To date we have raised $31,672 donated from 345 donors!
All who have donated can see their names listed on our
2019 Annual Fund Drive page. Donate and we can add your name there, too!
Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our goal this year is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!
How Can You Help?
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online
today by visiting our
2019 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to
2019 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 of your
friends and family will want to donate -
we just need you to ask!
Also, if your workplace matches donations to nonprofits, please share
with them your donation, and ask them to consider matching it. In this way you double your donation and share with others your enthusiasm
for Reading to Kids!
TWO MORE RUNNERS NEEDED
FOR MARATHON OR 5 K!
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 2020 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 a marathon is too daunting, you can join us in the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
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 Los Angeles Marathon website.