Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Last Saturday, 476 kids, 203 volunteers,
73 parents, and 23 teachers & staff
helped to make our August 12th reading clubs our biggest August in seven years!
Above, long-time volunteer, GLC, & children's book author
Andrea Loney reads with us at Politi.
Ready to welcome the kids back to school? Then sign up
now for our September 9th reading clubs before they fill up!
SIGN UP & RECRUIT FOR
SEPTEMBER 9TH READING CLUBS
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 9th Facebook event so your friends
will see that you will be attending.
Tweet @readingtokids, post to Facebook, and email your
friends (perhaps using this
template), 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 9th 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!
Help promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a Reading to Kids Ambassador!
Over the next several weeks you can help at
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.
If you are interested in being an Ambassador, please reply to this e-mail or call (310) 479-7455.
OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS &
COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS WANTED
If you are interested in getting more involved in
helping us put on fantastic reading clubs, please
reply to this email or contact us at
Or, if you want to help out in other ways (Volunteer
Relations, Fundraising, Marketing, etc.), consider
joining our Taskforce!
Our Volunteer Relations Committee chairperson, Kori Wilson, is looking for a co-chair who is active on social media
to help him plan fun events for our volunteers!
Daniel Martinez, our Marketing Committee
chairperson, is looking for a co-chair who
can help spread the word about our organization!
MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED
Do you know any runners? Are you a runner?
Please forward this email to them and ask
them to join
Team Reading to Kids in next year's 2018 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for six more full marathon runners and two Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge runners (approx. 13 mile course) 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 the Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge, and 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 or
creating a fundraising team, 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.
UCLA VOLUNTEER DAY CAPTAINS NEEDED AT
LOS ANGELES ELEM. ON SATURDAY, 10/7
Veteran reader Rachel Corell is once again hosting a
UCLA Volunteer Day project at a Reading to Kids school! On
Saturday, October 7, they're doing an interactive service project with the students of
Los Angeles Elementary School to work in the school's library, read to kids, do craft projects, play playground games, and more.
Rachel and Principal Alvarez need ~10 volunteer Task Captains to organize 100 new student volunteers from UCLA on this project, so we're looking for great leaders from
Reading To Kids. You do NOT have to be a UCLA student or graduate to help.
To learn more and sign-up, visit
http://volunteerday.ucla.edu/leadership/ and note "LAES / Rachel Corell" in the Zip Code question. If you have questions, please email
Thanks, and we hope to see you and your friends for our
September 9th reading clubs!
Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, and Jake Bakke
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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