Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our "Spirit of Giving" reading clubs are this Saturday and
we urgently need your help to recruit more volunteers!
We need 37 more volunteers to read aloud to an expected 1,200 plus kids eager to hear a story and see Santa!
Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
December 10th Facebook Event to let
your friends know the fun you'll be up to this Saturday!
Whether or not you can volunteer this Saturday,
tweet, post, pin, and tumble to all your
friends and followers that
we need more volunteers. Here's a sample
post you can use:
"Santa + reading to excited kids + holiday spirit = the best way to spend your Saturday morning! My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs
this Saturday, Dec. 10th. The theme is "Winter & The Spirit of Giving", and the kids are eager to see Santa when he visits the reading clubs that day.
Join me at ###
Elementary School for a fun, heartwarming morning of reading to elementary school kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online today at www.readingtokids.org."
If you write your own
post, please be sure to include the following two
- The reading clubs are this Saturday morning, December 10th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm tomorrow at
If you have people in mind who you think would really
like to read with us, tag them in your post. It will
alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their
friends' news feeds.
Copy from our email template at
to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
Print out this flyer at
and post it somewhere others will see it. Make it a
personal and fun social event by including the school at
which you'll be reading or encouraging them to read at any of our schools!
previously signed up but can not join us after all, be sure to
cancel online to open your spot for someone else. Please
note that the deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.
Santa is coming, so we expect these reading clubs to be huge!
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 for more information or email them at
2016 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE:
the final month of our
2016 Annual Fund Drive, our most important fundraiser of the year!
Help us reach our fundraising goal with a donation by cash,
check, or credit card.
SCHOOL COMPETITION UPDATE!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated Nov. 12th:
1st: Alta Loma Elementary (42%!)
2nd: Esperanza Elementary
Highest dollar amount raised Nov. 12th:
1st: Esperanza Elementary
2nd: Alta Loma Elementary
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: MacArthur Park
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
2nd: Alta Loma & Magnolia are tied!
Donations you gather from others and bring to the reading clubs this
Saturday or send to our offices this month will count toward your
school - so download our handy donor sheet
for raising money with your friends and co-workers, and bring glory and honor to your school!
How can you help today?
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!
Also, if your workplace matches donations to nonprofits, please share with them your donation, and ask them to consider matching it. In this way you
double your donation and share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!
6 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
six 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 email@example.com!
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.
HAPPY HOUR ON WED., DECEMBER 14
Next Wednesday, December 14, please join fellow volunteers for our Happy Hour Mixer from 6-8 pm at Seventy 7 Lounge, 3843 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232.
Click here for the Meetup!
For details on any of our events, check out our handy
calendar on our website!
THANK YOU LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS FOUNDATION
AND CROSSWORDS LA
We are once again fortunate to enjoy the financial support of both the
Los Angeles Clippers Foundation and
Our hometown basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers, has awarded us a $10,000
grant, their second of this size since 2014! Their support through the
Los Angeles Clippers Foundation allows us to brighten the lives and libraries of Los Angeles children.
We also thank Crosswords LA for its continuing support of
Reading to Kids with their most recent $1,600 donation! This is the 8th consecutive year Crosswords LA has supported us through their annual tournaments, and below is how you can help them donate even more.
This year the annual Crosswords LA puzzle tournament is being held online, and you are invited to participate! Whether you are serious competitor, simply a crossword puzzle fan, or know an avid puzzler,
every puzzle pack they sell supports
Reading to Kids!
Their 2016 puzzle pack includes five custom puzzles that you can choose to solve competitively - all by
top New York Times and LA Times constructors. Five bonus puzzles are also included, just for fun.
- Solve on paper or digitally (online)
- Buy, solve, and know that the funds are going to Reading to Kids
- Submit your results by Christmas to Crosswords LA (honor code!) to see how you stack up against competitors
Go to Crosswords LA and click their "Register
Now" button to buy your puzzle pack for $5, $10, or $20 (your choice)!
If you know any puzzlers, please share this email with them or buy them a puzzle pack!