Even though this past Saturday fell on a three-day weekend to observe Veterans Day, 833 kids, 375 volunteers,
97 parents, and 28 teachers & staff together made our November 11th reading clubs a success!
In addition to giving away our 160,000th prize book, each child also took home something with a college logo to celebrate College Spirit Month!
196 volunteers showed their college spirit by wearing college logos from 64
different schools. You can see photos of a few of them
in our Instagram feed, and below is a photo of our volunteers at MacArthur Park!
Next month is one of our biggest months of the year, and the
December 9th reading clubs are just a few short weeks away!
DECEMBER 9TH READING CLUBS
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!
Click here to submit your RSVP for our
"Winter & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs on December 9th,
then "join" the
December 9th reading club event on Facebook and invite
At least once in your life you should experience being Santa or one of his helpers - and here is your chance!
We need eight people willing to be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an assisting "elf" at our reading clubs on December 9th. We've
had Santas of all shapes, sizes, and gender, and
we'll provide the full Santa suit.
Santa or his helpers do NOT need to be veteran Reading to Kids volunteers, so please ask your friends if they can be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf on the 9th!
There's nothing better than seeing the students' excitement
when Santa visits our reading clubs!
If you are interested in being Santa, Mrs. Claus,
or an assisting "elf" on December 9th, please reply to
this email. You won't be able to read that day,
but you'll see
hundreds of smiling faces!
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 & WINNERS SO FAR;
THANK YOU TONI CHILDERS, OUR 1ST ANGEL!
On Saturday we received $3,482 from 98 donors towards our 2017 Annual Fund Drive!
We also thank and congratulate Toni Childers for being our first
2017 Annual Fund Drive Angel!
Toni became an Angel when she gathered donations from at least 10 of her friends for our 2017 Annual Fund Drive,
and we invite everyone to become a fundraising Angel! Thank you, Toni!
The names of all new donors have been added to our
2017 Annual Fund Drive page, and here are the school competition stats so far:
SCHOOL COMPETITION WINNERS!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated at the Nov. 11th reading clubs:
1st: MacArthur Park (a new leader with 46%!)
2nd: White (barely behind with 45%!)
Highest dollar amount raised at the Nov. 11th reading clubs:
2nd: Alta Loma
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: MacArthur Park
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
2nd: Politi (only $44 behind!)
Our overall goal by the end of the year is to raise $55,000 from
how you can help, with your donations being counted towards the
1 - Donate online or make a pledge to donate by check
today by visiting our
2017 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of
any amount are greatly appreciated!
2 - Show your support by asking friends and family to
2017 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for resources. In particular, please consider
personalizing and sending the provided
sample email to friends and family, or posting our handy
Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate -
we just need you to ask!