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Reading to Kids News
August 22, 2019
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

HELP! SIGN UP & RECRUIT FOR SEPT. 14TH CLUBS!

Volunteers needed at Reading to Kids

September is one of our biggest months, and the September 14th reading clubs need 172 more volunteers - so please join us and help recruit them!

Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!

  1. If you haven't already, please visit our website now and sign up.

  2. "Join" our September 14th Facebook event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to that Saturday!

  3. Whether or not you can volunteer on the 14th, 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 September 14th reading clubs. The theme is "Back to School Fun", and every child will get a free book and a school supply that morning.   Join me at ### Elementary School for a fantastic 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 things:

    - The reading clubs are Saturday morning, September 14th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Sept. 13th, at www.readingtokids.org

    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.

  4. Copy from our message template at http://www.readingtokids.org/News/SampleVolRecruit.pdf to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!

  5. Print out this flyer at http://readingtokids.org/ProMaterials/VolunteerTearOffFlyer.pdf 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!
Set up a group to volunteer with us
E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll get your group added into our volunteer group list!
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READING TO KIDS IS HIRING!

Are you or is someone you know ready to work full-time at a nonprofit where you can make a big difference? Reading to Kids is hiring a Program Coordinator for a permanent position!

The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Program Coordinator button below Latest News. Be sure to apply as soon as possible.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please share the above position with anyone you think would be a good fit!

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AMBASSADORS NEEDED
TO HELP START THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

Help promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a Reading to Kids Ambassador!

The new school year has now started, and tomorrow and over the next several weeks we are invited to promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools!

There are three different ways you can help:

  • Teacher Breakfast Deliveries at 7am tomorrow, 8/23 at Magnolia or Tue., 8/27 at Politi

  • Kindergarten Orientations

  • Back-to-School-Nights.

We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.

Our Ambassadors always have a great time with the kids and parents - come find out why!

If you can be an Ambassador, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED
FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH

Back to School supplies

We want to give school supplies to each kid who attends the September 14th clubs.

If you happen to have the following laying around (or want to pick some up at back-to-school sales), these are the specific items we are looking for:

NEW
Spiral notebooks
Colorful 2-pocket folders
3-ring binders
3-ring pencil pouches
Large erasers

Stores such as Office Depot, Staples, and Target are promoting great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten for the kids?

Please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you have any supplies to donate. September is always a fun month, and made much more so with the giveaways!

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RUNNERS NEEDED FOR MARATHON,
1/2 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, March 8th!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for six more full marathon runners and six Charity Challenge runners (the last 13 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 Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

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 LA Marathon runners
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Thanks, and please help recruit volunteers for Sept. 14th!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Susana Ramirez
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

SEPTEMBER 2019
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 30 32
Esperanza 35 63
Gratts 40 57
Los Angeles 31 54
MacArthur Park 21 51
Magnolia 27 68
Politi 35 43
White 18 41
TOTAL 237 409
SEPTEMBER 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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