Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our "Spirit of Giving" reading clubs are this Saturday and
we urgently need your help to recruit more volunteers!
We need 94 more volunteers to read aloud to an expected 1,200 plus kids eager to hear a story and see Santa!
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.
December 12th Facebook Event to let
your friends know the fun you'll be up to on the 12th!
Tweet, post, pin, and tumble to all your
friends and followers that
we need more volunteers. Here's a sample
post you can use:
"Santa + reading to excited kids + holiday spirit = the best way to spend your Saturday morning! My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs
this Saturday. The theme is "The Spirit of Giving", and the kids are eager to see Santa when he visits the reading clubs that day.
Join me at ###
Elementary School for a fun, heartwarming morning of reading to elementary school kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online
before 3pm Friday at www.readingtokids.org."
If you write your own
post, please be sure to include the following two
- The reading clubs are the morning of December 12th
(this Saturday) near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online at
www.readingtokids.org before 3pm tomorrow
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.
Copy from our email template at
to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
Print out this flyer at
and post it somewhere others will see it. Make it a
personal and fun social event by including the school at
which you'll be reading or encouraging them to read at any of our schools!
previously signed up but can not join us after all, be sure to
cancel online to open your spot for someone else. Please
note that the deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.
Santa is coming, so we expect these reading clubs to be huge!
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 or email them at
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE:
THANK YOU MATTHEW JONES, OUR 1ST ANGEL!
Congratulations to Matthew Jones for being our first
2015 Annual Fund Drive Angel!
Matthew became an Angel when he gathered donations from at least 10 of his friends for our 2015 Annual Fund Drive,
and we invite everyone to become a fundraising Angel this month!
Thank you, Matthew, for creating your ambitious
Causes campaign to raise $3,000 for us, and for becoming a fundraising Angel!
This year we've set a goal of raising
$45,000 from 500 donors, and so far we have already raised $20,928 from 269 donors!
see all of their names on our 2015 Annual Fund Drive
page, and if you have not yet donated, be sure to donate
today so we can add your name there, too.
Although our main source of funding is grants from foundations and corporations,
support from individual donors is vital to our organization. We list our large number of donors to demonstrate 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 today?
1 - Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online by visiting our 2015 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!
2 - Can't volunteer this Saturday? Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute!
Visit our 2015 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for many useful resources. In particular, please consider personalizing
and sending the provided
sample email to friends and family, or posting our handy
Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate -
we just need you to ask!
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!
SCHOOL COMPETITION UPDATE!
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated so far:
1st: Charles White Elementary
2nd: Esperanza Elementary
Highest dollar amount raised so far:
1st: Esperanza Elementary
2nd: Los Angeles Elementary
Donations you gather from others and bring to the reading clubs this
Saturday or bring to our offices this month will count toward your school - so download our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, and bring glory and honor to your school!
BOWLING PARTY THIS SUNDAY, 12/13
Thanks, and PLEASE help us recruit more volunteer readers today!
Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Emma Rees
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
Make a donation: