Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
This Saturday we're exploring the "Wonders of Science
and Technology" at our reading clubs! If you are not
signed up with us already,
sign up today, then join our
November 8th Facebook Event.
signed up but cannot join us after all, be sure to
cancel online to open your spot for someone else. The deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.
also our College Spirit month, so be sure to
wear your college's logo. The competition is on to see
which college has the most volunteers representing their alma
mater at the November 8th reading clubs!
Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and several colleges,
every child at the reading clubs this Saturday will receive an item with a college logo - part of our efforts to nurture early college
JOIN OUR ANNUAL FUND DRIVE!
At this Saturday's reading clubs, every volunteer will be invited to donate to our 2014 Annual Fund Drive
by cash, check, or credit card.
This year we've set a goal of raising
$45,000 from 500 donors. We have already raised $10,809 from 131 donors! You can see all of their names on our 2014 Annual Fund Drive
Join them by donating!
Although our main source of funding is grants from foundations and corporations,
support from individual donors is vital to us.
Our large number of donors demonstrates to foundations and corporations that we have broad support in the community, which in turn prompts them to support us, too.
How Can You Help?
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or
online. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute!
Look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header
our handy donor sheet
for raising money with your friends and co-workers,
a sample email you can easily personalize, and
tips for fundraising.
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 the value of your donation and share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!
MAKE YOUR ANNUAL FUND DRIVE DONATION A MATCH
Last year an anonymous donor matched the first $500 of donations made at the October reading clubs at Alta Loma Elementary. This meant that anyone reading and donating at Alta Loma that Saturday had their donation doubled!
If you or your employer is interested in doing something similar, please contact us -
a matching donation can be an exciting way to inspire others to donate!
THANK YOU IBM
10th year in a row,
IBM Corporation has generously donated to support our monthly reading clubs!
Our sincere thanks to both IBM and Mark May, Site Coordinator at
Esperanza, for this year's $2,000 grant. Working together, hundreds of kids in Los Angeles will grow up in homes where books line the shelves.
Thanks, and we hope to see many of your colleges represented on Saturday!