Did you know that one of our volunteers recently won $100,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Actress and Alta Loma volunteer Harriet Weaver wasn't
allowed to mention her favorite charity by name, but
the image below to watch her describe supporting us, which she did by donating to our Annual Fund Drive!
It's the final five days of the year and our
Annual Fund Drive, and we are
only 68 donors away from meeting our goal of 550 donors!
Please help us by making your donation today at our
Annual Fund Drive page.
Here's how you can help before our fund drive ends this Sunday:
1) Donate by check or
online today. Contributions of
any amount are greatly appreciated!
2) Ask friends and family to contribute! We've
made it super simple - just print out our
and start asking, or spend a few minutes personalizing and
3) Ask your employer if they make matching donations or want to donate to a great cause!
We have so far received (or are expecting) matching donations from The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation, Disney,
Oaktree Capital Management,
Chevron, Wonderful Giving, Microsoft, Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc., and SAP Software Solutions, all through the efforts and requests of our volunteers who work for those companies.
Once your employer, friends, and family know about
Reading to Kids, many will want to donate to us and are looking for a
great cause to support before the end of the year -
we just need you to ask!
Note: If donating by check, please
make sure the check is dated on or before December 31,
2017. If donating by credit card, the
donation must be made on or before December 31, 2017.
JANUARY 13TH READING CLUBS
Prepare yourself for Mysteries & Adventure at our
January 13th reading clubs!
Click here for our Facebook event to join it and help spread the word, and please tweet
@readingtokids or reach out by any other creative ways you have in mind. Be sure to also visit our website to
sign up with us!
Note about MacArthur Park: For the weekend of
January 13th, MacArthur Park Elementary is closed while the campus is
For our January 13th reading clubs,
we encourage you to volunteer at any of Reading to Kids'
other 7 schools! For a map of all of our school sites,
Our reading clubs will return to MacArthur Park Elementary
on Saturday, Feb. 10th, so mark your
CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TH
GET A NEW COMPUTER OR TABLET?
DONATE YOUR OLD ONE TO A KID!
At the January 13th reading clubs we are eager to give away a computer or iPad to one lucky kid at each school.
If you or your employer have any working computers that are less than 6 years old running Windows 7 or later, or any Macintosh computers less than 7 years old, or any iPads or similar tablets, we can give them to deserving kids!
We especially need working computers (CPUs), whether or not they come with monitors, keyboards, etc. Please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
3 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 the 2018 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for three 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.