September is one of our biggest months, and the
September 9th reading clubs need you and your friends!
We need another 181 volunteers, so please join
us and help recruit them!
Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!
School Supplies Donation Note
This year we already have the
school supplies we need for Sept. 9th - but if you have any you want to
donate, please email us about them and arrange for their delivery ASAP.
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
September 9th Facebook Event to let your
friends know the fun you'll be up to that Saturday!
Whether or not you can volunteer on the 9th,
tweet, post, pin, and tumble to all
your friends and followers that
we need more volunteers. Here's a sample
post you can use:
"My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids,
is looking for more volunteers for their September 9th
reading clubs. The theme is "Back to School Fun", and
every child will get a free book and a school supply
that morning. Join me at ### Elementary School for a
fantastic morning of reading to elementary school kids
near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online today at
If you write your own
post, please be sure to include the following two
- The reading clubs are Saturday morning, September 9th,
near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Sept.
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
your favorite of our eight partner schools!
BE A READING TO KIDS AMBASSADOR!
Starting next week we are invited to promote Reading to
Kids at our partner schools, so we need Ambassadors to
There are two
different ways you can be a
Reading to Kids Ambassador:
conducting quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage
kids to come to the reading clubs,
We'll supply everything you need, including your talking points.
Although it's great if you can speak Spanish, it is not
necessary. All of our parent materials are bilingual and there's
always someone who can translate for you at the school.
Our ambassadors always have a great time with the
kids and parents - come find out why! If you are interested
in being an Ambassador, please reply to this e-mail or call
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING THURS. 9/7
COMMITTEE MEETING WED. 9/13
BEACH BONFIRE SAT. 9/16
HOUR WED. 9/20
For details on each of the events below, check out our handy
calendar on our website!
Thur. Sept. 7 –
Operations Committee Meeting at 7pm in the Reading
to Kids office. We are always looking for more
Site Coordinators, so please join us or call in!
Wed. Sept. 13 –
Special Events Committee Meeting at 7pm in the
Reading to Kids office. Help plan prizes for our Oct.
4th Bingo Night!
Sat. Sept. 16 –
Beach Bonfire from 1-9pm at Dockweiler State Beach.
We'll be soaking up the last bit of summer with sun, sand,
and a bonfire as the sun sets!
Wed. Sept 20 –
Happy Hour Mixer from 6-8 pm at The Prince Restaurant &
Bar, 3198 1/2 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005 (at the
corner of 7th St. & Catalina Street). Valet Parking is only
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 five 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.