Reading Clubs Were a Hit!
On September 10th, we welcomed 674 children
and 214 volunteers for a morning of "Fantasy,
Folklore, and Fairy Tales." Thanks to all of the
volunteers who worked so hard to make this a successful
morning, in particular our wonderful Site
Coordinators, who work tirelessly to ensure the
Reading Clubs are fun and well-organized!
The October Reading Clubs -- with their popular
"Halloween" theme -- are sure to fill up fast! Make
sure to reserve your spot and
click here to volunteer on October 8th!
Annual Fund Drive Off to a Successful Start:
You Make It Happen!
The September reading clubs kicked
off the 2005 Annual Fund Drive,
and we've already received a number of individual
donations and pledges from our super volunteers
We understand that this year's
fundraiser comes on the heels of a national tragedy, and
while many of you are making donations to benefit
victims of Hurricane Katrina, we urge you not to forget
those right here in Los Angeles who need your assistance
-- the kids you read to every month.
As volunteers and supporters, all
of you are a huge part of an important cause.
Reading to Kids could not operate without its
volunteers. Since the organization was founded in
1999, more than 4,200 volunteers have donated
their Saturday mornings to the Reading Clubs,
contributing an incredible 35,616 volunteer hours
reading to kids. During those hours, you have given the
kids 32,883 prize books to take home and supplied
their school libraries with 5,256 hardcover books. Not
only have you donated your time and enthusiasm to Reading to Kids,
but you?ve helped out financially as well.
Last year, our volunteers helped to
bring in over $20,000 during the fund drive. This year,
our goal is to raise $25,000 from 350 donors.
We're not asking for huge donations
-- just what you want to give and can afford.
Purchases up to 6 prize books
$25 Purchases up
to 15 prize books
$50 Purchases up to 4
library bound, read-aloud chapter books to be donated to
the school library
a set of
6 hardcover, read-aloud books to be donated to the
The theme of this year's fund drive
is "You Make It Happen." And you
do! You are the ones who come each month, read to the
kids, and help them learn to love reading.
By making a donation, or by asking
friends or family members to make a donation, you will
help Reading to Kids remain a vital presence in
these kids? lives. Your volunteer time is critical, and
so is your financial support. Both ensure that
Reading to Kids will continue the important work of
which we are all a part.
To join your fellow volunteers in donating to
Reading to Kids, please
Beach Party and Bonfire
The Social Committee is at it again!
Join your fellow Reading to Kids volunteers on
Sunday, September 25th at Dockweiler Beach for a
festive beach party and bonfire! To learn more
about the event and to view the evite, please
Location: Dockweiler Beach
(12000 Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey)
When: Sunday, September 25th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Information regarding the Reading to Kids
meeting location will be posted at the Lifeguard Station
55 landmark. We plan to be at a nearby fire pit.
We hope that you can join us!
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)