This month, 822 kids, 375 volunteers,
173 parents, and 19 teachers & staff
helped to make our March 9th Reading Clubs a success!
We also had a group of very talented musicians join us on Saturday. Please
let them know how much you enjoyed their performances!
For those of you who missed out on the fun, our April 13th
"Amazing Animals and Interesting Environments" Reading Clubs are just around the corner! Please take a moment to join our
April 13th Facebook event. After you join, remember to visit our website and
sign up with us.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
On Saturday and Sunday, April 20 & 21, Reading to Kids volunteers
will be meeting and greeting all who drop by our
Festival of Books booth
on the USC campus. If you're interested in volunteering,
click here to see the available shifts and reply to this email to claim your shift(s)!
EYES ON THE PRIZE(S)
We're starting to plan this year's events, and we need your help gathering prizes!
Our events are more fun and raise more money if we have
great prizes to award, raffle, and/or auction. Big prizes. Little prizes. Serious prizes. Silly prizes. We need them all! Check out our list of prizes from
last year's Silent Auction for ideas.
If you have any prizes, or you know where to get them, let us
The fun starts this May with our annual Legendary Bingo night, and we'd love to have something fabulous
for the grand prize winner -- anything unique or with an autograph is always welcome!
To help you get started, here is a
generic donation letter to give to a manager, supervisor, or friend who may be able to donate a gift, product, or service, tips on how to best approach a business or person to donate to our events, and a donation
form for the donor to complete.
In the past we have had gift certificates, products, services, and tickets to fun events. If you work at or have a connection with a restaurant, retail store, or for a company with products or services to offer,
please help us by asking for a donation to our
Please also let Skylar know to whom you reach out so we don't accidentally duplicate Special Events Committee
efforts in contacting businesses.
WHOM DO YOU KNOW?
COMEDIANS AND CELEBRITIES WANTED
We need a well-known, headliner comedian for this summer's upcoming Benefit Comedy Night! If you personally know a headliner comedian who would be interested and available for this event that will take place on June 18th, please reply to this email.
We'd also like to have a celebrity
host as a bingo caller
for our annual Legendary Bingo Night on May 15th. Please
reply if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help
your favorite good cause!