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Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Happy New Year! Our "Mysteries & Adventure" reading clubs this
Saturday are a great way to start off 2016, and we still have a few spots available. Please
sign up or keep checking today and tomorrow for openings.
If you are signed up but can't attend after all, please
click here to cancel
before 3:00 p.m. tomorrow to give someone else an opportunity
This month we're excited to be giving away a refurbished computer to one lucky student at each of our seven partner schools! Thank you to all who
donated computers to us.
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE SUCCESS
Thanks to so many of you, our 2015 Annual Fund Drive was a great success, with 531 donors helping us raise $53,694! We still expect a few more checks in the mail, so we may top $54,000!
Our very special thanks go out to our six
Taskforce members Matthew Jones (23
donors, $3,120), Patrick White (19 donors, $1,030), Mark May (10
donors, $4,756), Kirstin Harper-Smith (7 donors, $285), & Carrie Orchard (6 donors, $236), as well as volunteer Rachel Corell (7 donors, $380). Together they raised $9,807 from 72 donors!
School Competition Winners!
Highest overall percentage of volunteers who donated to the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Charles White Elementary!
2nd: Esperanza Elementary (with Politi just 2% behind Esperanza)
Highest overall dollar amount raised for the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: Gratts Elementary
All of the schools together raised
Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to all of the
AFD Speakers and credit card swipers who helped raise these much-needed funds over the last three reading clubs!
5 MORE MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED
Do you know any runners? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join
Reading to Kids in the 2016 Skechers
Performance Los Angeles Marathon!
We urgently need
five more runners to join us in one of the best marathons in
the country on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day).
share this Facebook page with any of your runner friends
to encourage them to join our team!
Runners can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and
the dollars raised 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.
MUSICIANS WANTED MARCH 12TH
Our March 12th reading clubs feature "Music & Celebration", and we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our seven partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!
If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with
our students and volunteers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and we hope to see you this Saturday!