Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our Halloween, Magic, and Monsters reading
clubs are this Saturday, and
we need your help to make sure we have
enough volunteers, especially at
We need 46 more volunteers to read aloud
spooky and fun stories to an expected
1,200 plus kids eager to see the
magicians we'll have performing this Saturday!
Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!
If you haven't already, please
visit our website now and sign up.
October 10th Facebook Event to let your
friends know the fun you'll be up to this Saturday!
Whether or not you can volunteer this Saturday,
post on your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/ etc.
we need more volunteers. I've provided a
sample post below, but in whatever you post please be
sure to include the following two things:
- The reading clubs are this Saturday morning, October
10th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online at
My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids,
needs more volunteers for their October 10th reading
clubs this Saturday. The theme is "Halloween, Magic, and
Monsters", and we'll have a magician performing for the
kids. Join me at ### Elementary School for a fantastic
morning of reading to elementary school kids near
downtown LA. To join me, sign up online today at
If you have people in mind who you think would really
like to read with us, tag them in your post. It will
alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their
friends' news feeds.
Use our handy
email template (in PDF) to
encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
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 or encouraging them to
Magnolia, and White
At this Saturday's reading clubs, feel free to wear
Halloween costumes, too!
signed up for the Oct. 10th reading clubs but know you can't
make it after all, please be sure to
cancel your RSVP as soon as you can.
MAKE YOUR ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
DONATION A MATCH
The October 10th reading clubs include the launch of our
2015 Annual Fund Drive, our most important
fundraiser of the year!
Two years ago 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!
CROSSWORDS LA TOURNAMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP SAT., OCT. 24
Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere will be converging at
Crosswords LA tournament on
Saturday, October 24 – with proceeds
Reading to Kids!
The tournament will be held at the
Fowler Museum at UCLA (in the Harry and Yvonne Lenart
Crosswords LA needs our volunteers to help!
They need volunteers to set up portions of the event, greet
and sign in contestants, and collect puzzle papers.
This tournament raises money for Reading to Kids, so
if you can volunteer with them for either the full day or
a half day, please e-mail us at
Full day volunteers (8:30am – 4:45pm) get a
free lunch! Let's show our volunteer spirit by
supporting their efforts to help us!
JOIN US NOVEMBER 4TH FOR LEGENDARY BINGO
Mark your calendars for
Legendary Bingo at
Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!
you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't,
it's time to see what you've been missing!
When: Wednesday, November 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Cost: $20 suggested donation (cash only,
please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand
prize bingo game with fantastic prizes! Remember, the show
is R rated and a ton of fun.
For more details, visit
Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!
You can also help us gather prizes for the
bingo winners! To help you get started, here is
information about Reading to Kids you can share
with potential donors, as well as a
donation form for them to complete.
like to have a celebrity host as a
bingo caller. Please reply if you can personally
reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your
MARATHON RUNNERS WANTED
Reading to Kids in the 2016 Skechers
Performance Los Angeles Marathon! Be a part of team
Reading to Kids as you run in one of the best marathons in
the country on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day).
You can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and
the dollars you raise will go to support our monthly reading
If you or a runner you know is interested in becoming
one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team,
please email Chris Martin at marathonreadingtokids.org
for all the details.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on
Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a
special web address to use when registering on the Skechers
Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.
Thanks, and we hope to see you Saturday!
Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Emma Rees
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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