Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
This past Saturday, 472 volunteers each gave three hours of their time to read to a whopping 1,493 kids, making the December reading clubs our best attended event in Reading to Kids history!
Thanks to everyone who volunteerd on Saturday! Unfortunately, we were short on volunteers this month, and some of our class sizes were particularly large. If you are able to attend our January 12th Reading Clubs, click here to sign up now!
A special thanks to our volunteer Santas for helping to bring holiday cheer to the reading clubs.
Esperanza: Blake Holland & Stacy Miles
Gratts: Mark Encinias & Erica Meier
Hoover: Ryan DeSilva and Ali Husain
Los Angeles: Chris Martin and Sarah Kolterman
Magnolia: Jeff Carter & Amanda Scarano
Politi: John Farrell & Jenny Shanley
White: Mike Freibott & Siddharth Ramakrishnan
Another special thanks to everyone who donated computers and printers for our student raffle.
Alice Song and Julia Song
If you have a used computer that you'd like to donate for a future raffle, contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org.
OPERATION SANTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Calling All Santas and Mrs. Clauses!
Operation Santa Claus, a project of the Pasadena Jaycees, brings some Christmas cheer to over 3,500 kids in the Pasadena area by sending volunteers dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus to deliver toys on Christmas Eve. Volunteers sort toys for children on your route, pack a car full of toys, and deliver them to kids throughout Pasadena and surrounding communities. Toys and wardrobe are provided by the project along with lunch and dinner. No experience necessary!
DATE: Sunday, December 24th
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Varied Shifts)
LOCATION: Scottish Rite Temple
150 North Madison Avenue
Contact Sarah Warisi at OpSanta2007@gmail.com or (626) 441-6269. For more information visit www.pasadenajaycees.org.
SIGN UP FOR JANUARY READING CLUBS
The first reading clubs of 2008 will be held on January 12th. The reading clubs will feature a "New People, New Places, New Things" theme to help celebrate the new year. Click here to sign up!