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December 3, 2015

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We are just nine days away from our "Spirit of Giving" reading clubs and we need many more volunteers! Please help us share the excitement of the holiday season by reading with us!



December is one of our biggest months, and we still need 222 more volunteers for the December 12th reading clubs! Please recruit your friends, co-workers, and family members.

To get started, sign up with us today. Then join our December 12th Facebook Event so your friends will see that you will be attending.

Tweet @readingtokids, post to Facebook, and email your friends, letting them know that we still need more volunteers.

Be sure to tell your friends and family:

1) The reading clubs are the morning of December 12th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

3) The school at which you will be reading
4) Santa will be attending!!

Santa at Alta Loma reading clubs

You can also help us by printing out this flyer and posting it at coffee shops, the gym, your office, or favorite community bulletin board. 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 you're signed up for the Dec. 12th reading clubs but can't make it after all, please cancel your RSVP as soon as you can.



Would your co-workers love to join you at the reading clubs? Is your campus group looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Does your alumni organization need an event to attend together? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it is time to sign them up for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Volunteer Groups recruit volunteers for the reading clubs. In addition to a fantastic volunteer experience, groups who regularly recruit and bring volunteers are thanked on our website as "Friends & Supporters."

For example, we had 97 members of Junior League of Los Angeles (a few pictured below) join us on September 12th. 10 members of Stanford Alumni CSC and 8 members of CAA also joined us at Esperanza and Politi, respectively.

JLLA members at White Elementary

If you have a connection with a business, alumni association, campus group, or other organization whose members might enjoy volunteering with Reading to Kids, start recruiting now!

To sign up your group with Reading to Kids, e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455, and we'll get your group started!



Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

Our Annual Fund Drive is in its final month, and we need your help to reach our goal of raising $45,000 this year. So far we have raised $13,715 from 236 donors! Do you wonder what the money you contribute goes toward?

$5 purchases prize books for 4 kids!
$18 purchases 15 take-home prize books for participating kids!
$50 purchases 4 hardcover read aloud books that are donated to school libraries!
$125 purchases 100 take-home prize books for participating kids!!

How Can You Help?

Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online today by visiting our 2015 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! If every person who is currently signed up for the December 12th reading clubs gathered and brought donations of any size from just 1 other person, we could meet our goal!

Consider asking coworkers, family, teammates, bowling buddies... you get the picture! We've made it super simple, just print out this donor sheet and start asking, or spend just a few minutes personalizing and sending this sample email! We also have other great tips for fundraising.

Also, 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 your donation and share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!

Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate - we just need you to ask!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive


Have fun with other volunteers and get more involved with Reading to Kids!

This Sat., Dec. 5 Movie Night: Elf at the Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, LA, CA 90013. Doors open at 6 pm, and the movie starts at 8 pm. Click here for our Facebook event, or click here for the Evite!

Sun., Dec. 13 Holiday Bowling Party, 2 pm - 5:30 pm at Winnetka Bowl, 20122 Vanowen St., Winnetka, CA 91306. $8 for 2 hours of bowling, including shoe rental! Click here to sign up and click here for our Facebook event!

For details on above events and more, check out our calendar!


Thank you for your help, and happy recruiting!


Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Emma Rees
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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December 2015
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 48 48
Esperanza 52 100
Gratts 44 67
Los Angeles 72 108
Magnolia 44 89
Politi 31 73
White 18 46
TOTAL 309 531
December Books. . .
Kindergarten book
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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