Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
This past Saturday we were thrilled to welcome 881 kids, 334 volunteers,
92 parents, and 28 teachers & staff
to our Jan. 14th reading clubs! We had more than twice as many kids on Saturday as we did last January!
In addition to receiving a free book,
one lucky student at each of our eight schools was also given a refurbished computer!
The Author Read With Us!
On Saturday we were also delighted and proud to have one of the authors of our read-aloud books read with us! Theresa McKeown
is the author of How To Eat Your ABC's
, the 1st grade book we read aloud.
She joined us at Politi to read to the kids there (she is wearing the black leather jacket on the left in this volunteer group photo). Check out her Facebook page
for more photos from the morning!
START RECRUITING FOR FEBRUARY 11TH
Sign up for the next reading clubs!
Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Friendship &
Family" reading clubs on February 11th.
Please take a moment to also join
11th Facebook Event and share with friends this great volunteer opportunity.
RELAY RUNNERS NEEDED -
SIGN UP DEADLINE JANUARY 27TH!
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 the 2017 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
relay runners to run 13.2 miles each in one of the best
marathons in the country. This is an exclusive opportunity to participate without having to run the entire route!
share this Facebook group with any of your runner
friends to encourage them to join our team! The dollars raised will go to support our monthly reading clubs.
If you or a runner you know is interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners,
before the January 27th deadline please email Chris Martin at
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 by the Friday, January 27th deadline.
MUSICIANS WANTED MARCH 11TH!
Our March 11th reading clubs feature "Music & Celebration", and we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our eight partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!
If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with
our students and volunteers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP FIND BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS
Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at
Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood is set for
May 24th, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners! Please help support this and other future fundraisers (including our silent auctions) by helping us gather prize donations.
To help you get started, click these links for
tips on how to best approach a business or person to donate to our events, and a
donation form for the donor to complete.
We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates,
amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and
autographed items! Anything unique is great, too! If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.
Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on