Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
We just learned of this wonderful article,
A Campus Trek, Wildlife Camera In Hand. Read and see how
Esperanza Elementary students are using a camera to track the activity and health of their new campus habitat!
174 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
September is one of our biggest months, and the
September 10th reading clubs need you and your friends!
We need 174 more volunteers, so please join us and help recruit them!
To get started, sign up today. Then join our
September 10th Facebook event
so your friends will see that you will be attending.
Please also email and post on your
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. that
we need more volunteers.
Provided below is a sample post for your social media accounts to invite friends and family to our September 10th reading clubs.
A really great organization I volunteer with, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their September 10th reading clubs. It's my favorite volunteer opportunity in LA, and I hope you can join me. It's a fun filled morning of reading to elementary school kids near downtown LA. If you want to join me I'll be at ### Elementary School. Sign up online at www.readingtokids.org.
You can also use this
easy email template to reach out to your friends,
family, and co-workers, but however you reach them, be sure
to tell them:
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.
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 still looking for:
3-ring pencil pouches
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 spiral notebook or ten?
firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS WANTED
OVER NEXT 2 WEEKS!
It's the second week of school, which means during these next few weeks we are invited to promote
Reading to Kids at our partner schools' Back-to-School nights and through
Please help us promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a
Reading to Kids Ambassador. We'll supply everything you need, including what to say. 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.
The kids delight in seeing our Ambassadors, often calling out "Reading to Kids!" when they see us!
If you can be an Ambassador, please
e-mail us at
email@example.com or call (310) 479-7455.
UCLA VOLUNTEER DAY CAPTAINS NEEDED AT
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
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
If you're interested in volunteering, visit
http://volunteerday.ucla.edu/leadership/ and sign up to be a
Be sure to write "RC @ Esperanza" in the Zip
Code/Area question to be matched to Rachel's site.
Brad Rumble is excited to invite all of us to his school. If you
have questions, please email Rachel at
Thanks, and please help recruit volunteers for Sept. 10th!