Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
This past Saturday, 538 volunteers each gave three hours of their time to read to a whopping 1,569 kids, making the December reading clubs our best attended event in Reading to Kids history! You can check out pictures from the reading clubs on our blog: http://readingtokids.blogspot.com/
A special thanks to our volunteer Santas for helping to bring holiday cheer to the reading clubs.
Alta Loma: Will Sutton & Farah Seguin
Esperanza: Carter Morris & Julie To
Gratts: Mark Encinias & Mandy Pfaff
Hoover: Anthony Escamilla & Nate Radomski
Los Angeles: Chris Martin & Vinh Ngo
Magnolia: Alan Cramlet & Kathy Cramlet
Politi: Jerry Tung & Judy Wuu
White: Jerry Clarke & Dr. Carol Greene
Special thanks as well to First Book for donating 1,500 Polar Express Books to give out to kids at the reading clubs.
READING TO KIDS ON KPCC
A reporter from KPCC visited the Hoover reading clubs this weekend and did a Season's Giving story on Reading to Kids that aired on Tuesday.
Check it out online: http://readingtokids.org/News/NewsExternal.php
OPERATION SANTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DECEMBER 24th!
Calling All Santas and Santa's Helpers!
Operation Santa, 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. Each Santa averages about 30 houses. Toys and wardrobe are provided. No experience necessary!
DATE: Wednesday, December 24th
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Varied Shifts)
LOCATION: Scottish Rite Temple
150 North Madison Avenue
All interested parties should send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit http://www.pasadenajaycees.org/event_detail.php?event_id=1039.
SIGN UP FOR JANUARY READING CLUBS
The first reading clubs of 2009 will be held on January 10th. The reading clubs will feature a "New People, New Places, New Things" theme to help celebrate the new year. Click here to sign up!