We enjoyed monstrously large reading clubs this past Saturday with 1,377 kids, 508 volunteers,
176 parents, and 25 teachers & staff. Together they enjoyed our largest reading club weekend in five years!
November 8th reading clubs we'll be celebrating
college spirit, so dig out your college sweatshirt or hat and wear your colors with pride. We always look forward to seeing
which college brings the most spirit. If you would like to organize a group from your university or alumni organization, please
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (310) 479-7455.
Sign up now to ensure your spot by clicking
to RSVP. We expect a lot of new volunteers in November, so please sign up early!
Then help spread the word by also joining our
November 8th Facebook Event.
CROSSWORDS LA TOURNAMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP THIS SATURDAY
Want to help out Reading to Kids an additional Saturday this month? Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere are converging at the
Crosswords LA tournament
this Saturday, October 18 – with proceeds benefiting
Reading to Kids!
This year's tournament will be held at the
Fowler Museum at UCLA (in the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium), and
Crosswords LA needs our volunteers to help run the event!
This tournament raises money for Reading to Kids, so
if you can volunteer with them for either the full day or a half day, please email us today at email@example.com. Full day volunteers (8:30am – 4:45pm) get a
free lunch! Let's show our volunteer spirit by supporting their efforts to help us!
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE LAUNCHED!
SCHOOL COMPETITION WINNERS!
We extend a huge thank you to the 101 volunteers who have already donated to our
2014 Annual Fund Drive! The October reading clubs were a great kickoff to the Annual Fund Drive, which goes on through the end of the year. You can donate any time!
School Competition Winners
school that had the largest percentage of their volunteers
donate at the October 11th Reading Clubs was Los Angeles
Elementary! Congratulations also go out to White Elementary for coming in a very close
second place! The school that raised the highest dollar amount on the 11th was
Here's how you can help, with your donations also counting towards the school competition:
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online today by visiting our 2014 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute!
Visit our 2014 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header. There you'll find resources such as our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, a sample email you can easily personalize, and tips for fundraising.
You know the positive impact Reading to Kids has. Once you share that with others, many will probably want to donate to us -
we just need you to ask!
DOMA'S YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN TICKETS 33% OFF;
WATCH WITH READING TO KIDS THIS SUNDAY
You may recall that back on April 29th
DOMA Theatre Company
generously supported us by sponsoring our 15th Anniversary Celebration, Comedy Night & Silent Auction.
They are offering
Reading to Kids supporters 33% off General Admission (a $10 savings) to their current production,
Young Frankenstein, the musical comedy by Mel Brooks!
promo code "RTK2014" when you purchase tickets through either of the above websites.
This offer is valid subject to availability of tickets, and
the show is
at the MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Avenue, Los
Angeles, CA 90029.
If you'd like to see the show with other
Reading to Kids volunteers, join us for this Sunday's 3pm show. You can
RSVP at our Facebook event to see who else is going.
MARATHON RUNNERS WANTED
Reading to Kids in the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon!
Be a part of team Reading to Kids
as you run in one of the best marathons in the country on Sunday, March 15th.
You can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars
you raise will go to support our monthly reading clubs.
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
marathonreadingtokids.org for all the details.
IMPORTANT NOTE: to register to run on behalf of
Reading to Kids, you MUST receive a special code BEFORE registering on the ASICS LA Marathon website.