Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our Mysteries & New Adventures reading clubs are this Saturday, and we need 26 more volunteers to read aloud to the kids eager for a great story!
26 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR THIS SATURDAY'S IN-PERSON CLUBS!
We have until 3pm tomorrow (Friday) to recruit the volunteers we still need for our reading clubs on our partner school campuses this Saturday!
Volunteers for our reading clubs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask while indoors on campus for the reading clubs. The kids will also be required to wear masks while indoors.
Here's how you can help!
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
Share and join our
January 14th reading club event to let
your friends know the fun you'll be up to on Saturday!
Whether or not you can volunteer this Saturday,
Tweet @readingtokids, post, and message your
friends and followers. Here's a sample
post you can use:
"My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs
this Saturday, Jan. 14th. The theme is "Mysteries & New Adventures", and every participant will wear masks while indoors.
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 this Saturday morning, January 14th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm tomorrow, Jan. 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 at
to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
Print out this flyer at
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!
have signed up and can't make it after all,
please cancel your RSVP online to make room for another volunteer.)
17 MORE OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS
ALSO NEEDED THIS SATURDAY
We also need help from experienced volunteers in any of the following roles, so please
let us know if you can help:
- Training Coordinator at Alta Loma, Gratts, MacArthur Park, or Magnolia
- Check-in Helper at Alta Loma, Los Angeles, or White!
- GLC at Alta Loma, MacArthur Park (4th), Politi (3rd), or White
- Site Operations Helper at any school!
If you have volunteered with us before and can help in any of those roles, please visit our home page at www.readingtokids.org and submit your email address in the yellow box, as usual!
Then, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us the above role you would like to take on to help create wonderful, in-person reading clubs again!
9 RUNNERS NEEDED FOR THE
2023 LA MARATHON,
13.1 MILE CHARITY CHALLENGE,
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 2023 Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
This is our 9th time running the marathon, and we're looking for at least two more marathon runners and seven Charity Challenge runners (the last 13.1 miles of the course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If either of those distances is too daunting, you can join us in the LA Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
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.
Our 2023 runners have until March 19th to reach their ambitious $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.
PLEASE HELP US FIND
BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS
Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at
Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood will be some time in spring, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners!
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 events.