Even though this past Saturday fell on a three-day weekend to observe Veterans Day, 697 kids, 450 volunteers,
81 parents, and 26 teachers & staff helped to make our November 12th reading clubs a success! We also gave away our 150,000th prize book to a child attending our reading clubs!
In addition to a prize book, each student also took home an item with a college logo to celebrate College Spirit Month!
221 volunteers shared their college spirit by wearing college logos from 63
different schools. You can see photos of a few of them
on our Facebook page, and below is a photo of the 13 volunteers from the
University of Michigan Club - Los Angeles who volunteered at Magnolia!
Next month is one of our biggest months of the year, and the
December 10th reading clubs are just a few short weeks away! To get started, sign up today. Then join our
December 10th Facebook event so your friends will see that you will be attending.
8 MORE MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED
Are you a runner? Do you know any runners? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join Team Reading to Kids in next year's 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19th!
We urgently need
eight more runners to join us in one of the best marathons in
the country. You can
share this Facebook group 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.
DECEMBER 10TH READING CLUBS
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!
Click here to submit your RSVP for our
"Winter & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs on December 10th,
then "join" the
December 10th reading club event on Facebook and invite
At least once in your life you should experience being Santa or one of his helpers - and here is your chance!
We need eight people willing to be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an assisting "elf" at our reading clubs on December 10th. We've
had Santas of all shapes, sizes, and gender, and
we'll provide the full Santa suit.
Santa or his helpers do NOT need to be veteran Reading to Kids volunteers, so please ask your friends if they can be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf on the 10th!
There's nothing better than seeing the students' excitement
when Santa visits our reading clubs!
If you are interested in being Santa, Mrs. Claus,
or an assisting "elf" on December 10th, please contact us at email@example.com. You won't be able to read that day,
but you'll see
hundreds of smiling faces!
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
2016 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE & WINNERS SO FAR
On Saturday we received $3,282 from 98 donors towards our 2016 Annual Fund Drive!
The names of the new donors have already been added to our
2016 Annual Fund Drive page, and here are the school competition stats so far:
SCHOOL COMPETITION WINNERS!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated at the Nov. 12th reading clubs:
1st: Alta Loma (a new leader with 46%!)
Highest dollar amount raised at the Nov. 12th reading clubs:
1st: Alta Loma
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: Alta Loma & Esperanza are tied!
2nd: MacArthur Park (only 1% behind!)
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
2nd: Alta Loma
Our overall goal by the end of the year is to raise $50,000 from
how you can help, with your donations being counted towards the
1 - Donate online or make a pledge to donate by check
today by visiting our
2016 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of
any amount are greatly appreciated!
2 - Show your support by asking friends and family to
2016 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for 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!
"ONE BUS, ONE CAUSE" VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT
ESPERANZA THIS SATURDAY
Using the momentum and enthusiasm for civic engagement that arose from UCLA's Volunteer Day back on September 19th, the
UCLA Volunteer Center sends a bus filled with volunteers into the community in order to address specific needs in that area.
This Saturday, November 19, a group of Reading To Kids and UCLA volunteers will be returning to one of our partner schools,
Esperanza Elementary, to complete painting projects at the school and interact with the school's staff, parents, and students!
The timeline is 9am - 2:30pm with a
free light breakfast and free lunch provided. You do NOT have to be a UCLA student or graduate to
To volunteer for "One Bus, One Cause" this Saturday, sign up at
http://volunteer.ucla.edu/one-bus-one-cause/ and indicate READING TO KIDS on your sign-up form!
Brad Rumble is excited to invite all of us to his school. If you
have questions, please email Rachel at