Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
We had a great time last Saturday at the
Crosswords LA Tournament, and you can
see photos on their website and in
their Facebook group.
We especially thank Reading to Kids volunteers Eileen Scahill, Seth Dorfman, Jamie Steinman, Brittani Gibson, Julienne Wills, Patrick White, Todd Koerner, and Anna Boyle for helping that day!
NOVEMBER 11TH READING CLUBS;
COLLEGE SPIRIT & ITEMS
Ready to inspire kids? Then please sign up today to read to the next generation of scientists and engineers at our "Wonders of Science & Technology" reading clubs on November 11th. We
still need 223 more volunteers!
sign up, spread the word by joining our
November 11th Facebook Event!
November 11th is also College Spirit Day, so represent your alma mater by wearing your school gear! Let's inspire these young students to have a love of reading and an excitement for higher education!
COLLEGE GIVE-AWAY ITEMS WANTED
We want to give each child who attends our November 11th reading clubs something small with a college insignia on it.
If you can obtain college-related items, stickers are always a hit with the younger kids. For the older kids we like to give them pins/buttons, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. But really, anything with a college logo will help plant the seeds of college interest.
If you work at or have a connection with a college, please help us by asking for a donation of items with that college's insignia. If you like, you can
click this link for a request letter/email you can send.
Great sources of items with your college's logo are the
athletic department and the bookstore!
To "sponsor" one grade at one school, we need about 40 of one item. To sponsor all of one grade at all 8 schools, then we need about 300 of one item. And anything in between would be very helpful!
4 MORE 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 four 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!
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.
2017 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE!
The 2017 Annual Fund Drive is off to a great start with $8,302 donated from 129 donors!
Those who have donated can see their names listed on our
2017 Annual Fund Drive page. If you have not yet donated, please donate today so we can add your name there, too.
Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our goal this year is to raise $55,000 from 550 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!
How Can You Help?
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or
online. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute!
Look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header
our handy donor sheet
for raising money with your friends and co-workers,
a sample email you can easily personalize, and
tips for fundraising.
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!
Thanks, and we wish you a happy Halloween on Tuesday!