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Reading to Kids News
August 30, 2017
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We're just a little over one week until our September reading clubs, and we really need your help to find enough volunteers!

Volunteers needed at Reading to Kids

URGENT! 181 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
WITHIN NEXT 9 DAYS!
SIGN UP & RECRUIT FOR SEPT. 9TH CLUBS!

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!

  1. If you haven't already, please visit our website now and sign up.

  2. "Join" our September 9th Facebook Event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to that Saturday!

  3. 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 www.readingtokids.org."

    If you write your own post, please be sure to include the following two things:

    - The reading clubs are Saturday morning, September 9th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Sept. 8th at www.readingtokids.org

    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.

  4. Copy from our email template at http://www.readingtokids.org/News/SampleVolRecruitEmail.pdf to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!

  5. Print out this flyer at http://readingtokids.org/ProMaterials/VolunteerTearOffFlyer.pdf 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!
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.
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BE A READING TO KIDS AMBASSADOR!

Hi, Reading to Kids!

Starting next week we are invited to promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools, so we need Ambassadors to help!

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, and Back-to-School-Nights.

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 (310) 479-7455.

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OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING THURS. 9/7
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE MEETING WED. 9/13
BEACH BONFIRE SAT. 9/16
HAPPY 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 $2.

The Prince Restaurant & Bar
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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, March 18th!

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

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 marathon@readingtokids.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.

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
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Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, and Jake Bakke
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

SEPTEMBER 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 46 47
Esperanza 48 79
Gratts 45 63
Los Angeles 58 87
MacArthur Park 37 49
Magnolia 52 98
Politi 35 64
White 23 38
TOTAL 344 525
SEPTEMBER Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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