Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our August 13th reading clubs are right around the corner!
We're celebrating creativity at our Arts & Entertainment!
We'll have movie posters and other movie-related prizes to give away
to each kid, as well as a refurbished computer to give to one lucky kid at each school!
All volunteer spots are currently full, but please
check our website
for openings. If you are signed up but know
you can't join us,
cancel your RSVP so that someone else may
take your place!
BE A READING TO KIDS AMBASSADOR!
With the 2016-17 school year just two weeks away, we will
have many opportunities for you to help us promote
Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a
Reading to Kids Ambassador.
three different ways you can help out:
Kindergarten Orientations, Teacher
Breakfast Deliveries, and
We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the
Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak
Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are
bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you
at the school.
These events set the course for the rest of the year and are
a wonderful way to interact with the kids, parents, and
If you are interested in being an Ambassador, please
e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 479-7455.
UCLA VOLUNTEER DAY CAPTAINS NEEDED AT
ESPERANZA ON MONDAY, 9/19
One of our long-time volunteers, Rachel Corell, also volunteers with the
UCLA Volunteer Center. This year they have selected one of our partner schools,
Esperanza Elementary, as a service site on
Monday, September 19! On that day, 100 Bruins will swarm the school to paint, learn, and play with the K-5 schoolchildren.
Rachel needs about 10-15 volunteer leaders to help guide the new UCLA students on some easy painting and interactive projects. The timeline is about
8am-1pm and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, a volunteer shirt, some swag, and lots of thanks.
You do NOT have to be a UCLA student or graduate to help.
If you're interested in volunteering, visit http://volunteerday.ucla.edu/leadership/ and sign up to be a
Task Captain. Be sure to write "RC @ Esperanza" in the Zip Code/Area question to be matched to Rachel's site.
Principal Brad Rumble is excited to invite all of us to his school. If you have questions, please email Rachel at
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED
Looking ahead to our September 10th reading clubs, we are gathering school supplies to give away to each kid who attends in September.
If you happen to have the following laying around (or want to
pick some up at back-to-school sales), these are the
specific items we are looking for:
Colorful 2-pocket folders (e.g. Pee Chee folders)
3-ring pencil pouches
Mechanical pencils (especially "fun" ones)
Stores such as Office Depot, Staples and Target are promoting
great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there
anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten?
email@example.com or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you
have any supplies to donate. September is always a fun month,
and made much more so with the giveaways!