Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our "Family & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs are this Saturday and we urgently need your help to recruit more volunteers!
Within the next 24 hours or so we need your help to
recruit 52 more volunteers to read aloud to an
expected 1,200 plus kids eager to hear a
story and see Santa!
Also, if you have volunteered with us before and can step into any of these roles, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (even if your regular school is full):
Returning Volunteer Trainers at Alta Loma, Gratts, Los Angeles, or MacArthur Park
- GLC at Alta Loma (5th), Gratts (2nd), Los Angeles (5th), MacArthur Park (1st/5th), or Politi (K/4th)
Check-In Helper at MacArthur Park
SIGN UP AND HELP RECRUIT FOR
DECEMBER 9TH READING CLUBS
Santa is coming, so we expect these reading clubs to be
have signed up and can't make it,
please cancel to make room for another volunteer.)
Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
Share and join our
December 9th Facebook Event to let your
friends know the fun you'll be up to on the 9th!
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:
"Santa + reading to excited kids + holiday spirit = the
best way to spend your Saturday morning! My favorite
volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is
looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs this
Saturday, Dec. 9th. The theme is "Family & The Spirit of
Giving", and the kids are eager to see Santa when he
visits the reading clubs that day.
Join me at ### Elementary School for a fun,
heartwarming morning of reading to elementary school
kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online today
If you write your own
post, please be sure to include the following two
- The reading clubs are this Saturday near
- Volunteers must sign up online at
www.readingtokids.org before 3pm tomorrow (Friday)
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!
Please help Reading to Kids
bring joy to children this Saturday by inviting your friends,
family and colleagues!
2017 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE:
the final month of our
2017 Annual Fund Drive, our most important
fundraiser of the year! Help us reach our fundraising goal with
a donation by cash, check, or credit card.
SCHOOL COMPETITION UPDATE!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated on Nov. 11th:
1st: White Elementary (48%!)
2nd: MacArthur Park
Highest dollar amount raised on Nov. 11th:
2nd: Alta Loma Elementary
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: MacArthur Park
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
Which school will collect the greatest number of donations
from their volunteers this month?
Here's how you can help, with your donations
also counting towards the school competition:
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 - all
you have to do is ask!
If you collect donations this week, you can bring them with you to
Saturday's reading clubs!
MAKE YOUR DONATION A MATCH
At last month's reading clubs we had two supporters offer to match the first $250 of donations made at the November reading clubs at their two schools! This meant that anyone reading and donating at those schools that Saturday had their donation doubled!
If you or your employer can do something
similar, please let us know and announce it on Saturday -
a matching donation can be an exciting way to inspire
others to donate!
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.