Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
What a spooky, magical time we had this past Saturday with 1,037 kids, 465 volunteers,
200 parents, and 35 teachers & staff!
Esperanza Site Coordinator Mark May also delighted volunteers and kids there by dressing up as principal
Brad Rumble, an avid bird watcher!
NOVEMBER 11TH READING CLUBS;
COLLEGE ITEMS WANTED
Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!
Click here to submit your RSVP for our "The Wonders of
Science & Technology" reading clubs on November 11th.
We expect a lot of new volunteers in November, so please sign up early!
Then help spread the word by also joining our
November 11th Facebook Event.
College Items Wanted!
November is our college spirit month,
so dig out your college sweatshirts and ball caps to
wear that morning! 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 to volunteer with us, please
e-mail us at email@example.com
or call (310) 479-7455.
We also give out college swag to all
of the kids - pens, pencils, stickers, etc. - anything
with a college logo.
If you work at or have a connection with a
college, please help us by asking for a
donation of items with that college's insignia. If you
like, you can
click this link for a request letter/email you can
Great sources of items with your college's logo are the
athletic department and the bookstore!
To "sponsor" one grade at one school, we need about 40
of one item. To sponsor all of one grade at all 8
schools, then we need about 300 of one item. And
anything in between would be very helpful!
4 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS SATURDAY
FOR CROSSWORDS LA
Want to help out Reading to Kids an additional Saturday this month?
Crosswords LA is holding a crossword puzzle tournament this Saturday, October 21st, with proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!
This year the tournament will be held on the
University of Southern California campus in the Lower Level (LL) of Fertitta Hall (JFF) (see their directions page for details) – and
we need four more volunteers to help!
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 please email
us today at
firstname.lastname@example.org today. Full day volunteers (9:30am – 4:00pm) get a
Our volunteers will set up portions of the event, greet and sign in contestants, and collect puzzle papers. It's a lot of fun volunteering with them!
4 MORE MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED
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 next year's 2018 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for four more runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country. 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
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 Skechers
Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE LAUNCH
& FIRST WINNERS!
We extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped us kick off our
2017 Annual Fund Drive, including 115 volunteers this past Saturday who
together donated $3,604!
The names of the new donors have already been added to our
2017 Annual Fund Drive page, and here are the school competition stats so far:
SCHOOL COMPETITION WINNERS!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated at the Oct. 14th reading clubs:
1st: Politi with 34%!
2nd: MacArthur Park (only 1% behind Politi!)
Highest dollar amount raised at the Oct. 14th reading clubs:
2nd: Los Angeles
Our overall goal by the end of the year is to raise $55,000 from
how you can help, with your donations being counted towards the
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online
today by visiting our
2017 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to
2017 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!"
header for resources, including information on creating your own
personalized fundraising page, 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!
CRAFTS & READING GUIDE MEETING THIS SUNDAY
For details on all our events and more, check out our