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Reading to Kids News
November 23, 2022
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Monday's Lifestyle section of the Los Angeles Times includes Reading to Kids as one of 26 ways to volunteer during the holidays in Los Angeles!

Volunteers reading at Magnolia

Our purpose and success are all thanks to you - our thousands of volunteers, teachers, principals and school personnel, parents, friends, & supporters - for 23 years of joyful reading and support! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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JOIN US & RECRUIT FOR OUR
BIG DECEMBER 10TH READING CLUBS:
SANTA CLAUS IS JOINING US!

Our big "Family & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs on December 10th are only two and a half weeks away, and we need 217 more volunteers.

You can help by joining our December 10th reading club event so your friends will see that on your wall. Then go to our website and sign up with us.

Please tweet, post to Facebook and Instagram, and message your friends that we still need more volunteers.

Please also print out this flyer and post it at your work, school, church, synagogue, mosque, or favorite community bulletin board.

8 More Santas and Santa's Helpers Needed!

Santa at Los Angeles Elementary

At least once in your life you should experience being Santa or one of his helpers - and here is your chance!

We need eight more people willing to be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an assisting "elf" at our reading clubs on December 10th. We've had Santas of all shapes, sizes, and gender, and we'll provide the full Santa suit.

Santa or his helpers do NOT need to be veteran Reading to Kids volunteers, so please ask your friends if they can be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf on the 10th!

There's nothing better than seeing the students' excitement when Santa visits our reading clubs! If you can be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an assisting "elf" on December 10th, please email us at info@readingtokids.org. You won't be able to read that day, but you'll see hundreds of smiling faces!

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STEP UP TO A BIGGER VOLUNTEER ROLE
AT OUR DEC. 10TH READING CLUBS

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Our larger reading clubs means we need more of our experienced volunteers to help train new and returning volunteers, be a GLC, or especially be a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

If you 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 info@readingtokids.org to tell us the above role you would like to take on to help create wonderful reading clubs!

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ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

We extend a huge thank you to everyone who has already donated to our 2022 Annual Fund Drive! To date we have raised $18,274 donated from 217 donors!

All who have donated can see their names listed on our 2022 Annual Fund Drive page. Donate and we can add your name there, too!

Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our ambitious goal this year is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors.

Here's how you can help!

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online today by visiting our 2022 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 2022 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 co-workers, 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!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive
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11 RUNNERS NEEDED FOR THE
2023 LA MARATHON,
13.1 MILE CHARITY CHALLENGE,
OR 5K!

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, March 19th!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

This is our 9th time running the marathon, and we're looking for at least four 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.

You can 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 marathon@readingtokids.org!

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.

Team Reading to Kids runners
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Have a happy Thanksgiving, and we really hope to see you and many of your friends at our December 10th reading clubs in-person and on campus!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, & Diego Cruz
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

DECEMBER 2022
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 16 38
Esperanza 19 41
Gratts 17 25
Los Angeles 14 54
MacArthur Park 8 40
Magnolia 10 54
Politi 10 43
White 9 25
TOTAL 103 320
DECEMBER Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

Reading to Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Visit www.readingtokids.org for more information.

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