Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
December is one of our biggest months, and the
December 13th reading clubs are just a few short weeks away!
We'll need a total of 580 volunteers (and two more Santa's helpers), so please start
recruiting as many friends, co-workers, etc. as you can.
To get started, sign up today. Then join our
December 13th Facebook Event
so your friends will see that you will be attending.
Please also start emailing and posting on your
Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/ etc. that
we need more volunteers.
Make sure to tell your friends and family:
1) The reading clubs are the morning of December 13th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at
3) The school at which you will be reading
4) Santa will be attending!!
Please also print out this flyer and post it in heavily populated locations such as coffee shops, the gym, your office or other various community centers. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading. You can also use this
easy email template to reach out to your friends and co-workers.
If each of our volunteers recruits two friends to join us at
our December 13th reading clubs, we can reach our volunteer goal.
COMMENT ON FLUOR'S BLOG AND HELP US WIN $10,000!
This past summer, Reading to Kids was selected as one of 15 U.S. finalists for Fluor's
Global Community Project Fund, and your votes helped us win a
As part of
that project, 13 Fluor employees read aloud to children at Magnolia
Elementary on November 8th, while another Fluor employee talked to parents
about the importance of science and technology-based fields of study.
You can help Reading to Kids win an additional $10,000 Best-In-Class award from Fluor - here's how:
Go to Reading to Kids volunteer and Fluor employee Jinhwa Chun's blog.
Use the GlobalCommunityProjectFund link in the upper right to
submit your comments or questions about our project's progress.
At the end of the year, an additional $10,000 "Best-in-Class" award will go to the benefiting organization of the project that demonstrated the most progress, employee support, impact, and visibility in their local community and beyond.
Please show Fluor your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids! Your comment may be featured on her blog, where you can also see great photos from the Nov. 8th reading clubs.
SANTA'S HELPERS WANTED FOR DECEMBER 13TH
The kids are excited to meet Santa at each of our schools at our December 13th reading clubs.
We still need two more volunteers to dress up as Mrs. Claus or one of Santa's helpful elves.
Santa's elves can be any shape, size, color, or gender. There's nothing better than seeing the students' excitement when Santa visits our reading clubs!
If you are interested in being Mrs. Claus or an assisting elf on December 13th, please contact us at
You won't be able to read that day,
but you'll see
hundreds of smiling faces!
The Santa suits will once again be generously provided by the Pasadena Jaycee's
Operation Santa. If you are interested in volunteering for this wonderful project, please
click here for more information or email them at
2014 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE
Thanks to early donations, we have raised $19,075 from 223 donors! Our overall goal by the end of the year is to raise $45,000 from
All of our donor's names are posted to our
2014 Annual Fund Drive page. Read on for how you can have your name added!
1 - Donate by check or
today. Contributions of
any amount are greatly appreciated!
2 - Show your support by asking friends and family to
2014 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for resources. In particular, please consider
personalizing and sending the provided
sample email to friends and family, or posting our handy
Become a Reading to Kids Angel by gathering 10 donations from others!
Double your donation by asking whether your workplace matches donations. In this way you
not only raise more money, you also share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!
THANK YOU PLAYA FOUNDATION
We want to thank
The Playa Foundation
for providing us with $2,000, their sixth grant since 2009. Their support will no doubt further the Playa Foundation's mission of "nourishing children's health, education and welfare" by partnering with non-profits.
Thanks for your help and support!