This month, 418 kids, 182 volunteers,
70 parents, and 19 teachers & staff
helped to make our August 13th reading clubs our biggest August in six years!
Missed out on the fun? Sign up
today for our September 10th reading clubs before they fill up!
At Esperanza Elementary we had another volunteer reach our 100th reading clubs milestone! Cliff Marcus read his 100th time with us on Saturday, becoming our 16th volunteer to participate for 100 Saturday mornings!
Cliff (left) is pictured next to fellow 100+ reading clubs volunteers
(Esperanza Site Coordinator), Cathy Ostiller
, David Rickard
(180th reading club), and Kaitlin Schluter
(30th reading club and Esperanza Site Coordinator).
We will need hundreds of volunteers for our September reading clubs, so please tell everyone you know about your favorite volunteer opportunity!
To get started,
sign up with us today. Then join our
September 10th 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
Make sure to tell your friends and family:
1) The reading clubs are the morning of September 10th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at
3) The school at which you will be reading
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.
READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS NEEDED!
Want to see the kids before September? The new school year
just started, so we
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.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED
For our September 10th reading clubs we are gathering school supplies to give away to each kid who attends that morning.
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!
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
Thanks, and we hope to see you and your friends for our
September 10th reading clubs!