August 11th "Arts & Entertainment" reading clubs are this Saturday! We have movie-related prizes for every kid, and even a refurbished computer or tablet to give to one lucky kid at each school!
We have a few open spots available, so please continue to sign up on our website. If you are signed up but know you can't join us,
cancel your RSVP so that someone else may take your place!
These smaller summer reading clubs are the perfect time for those who have volunteered with us a few times recently to step into and learn any of our important Operations roles - all training very pleasantly provided!
Please e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer for any of the following roles:
GLC at any school
Training Coordinator at Los Angeles, Magnolia, or White
Check-in helper at Alta Loma
Food Runner at Los Angeles, Mac. Park, or Politi
Help! Site Coordinator at any school (August is a great month to learn this role!)
If your school is full and you are an experienced volunteer with us, let us know if you can fill any of the above roles and we'll happily add in your RSVP.
READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS NEEDED
TO HELP KICK OFF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR
The new school year starts next Tuesday, which means over the next several weeks we are invited to promote Reading to
Kids at our partner schools!
There are three different ways you can help:
Kindergarten Orientations, Teacher Breakfast Deliveries, and
We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), 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 can be an Ambassador, please e-mail us at
email@example.com or call (310) 479-7455.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED
Looking ahead to our September 8th reading clubs, we are gathering school supplies to give away to each kid who attends in September.
If you happen to have the following laying around (or want to
pick some up at back-to-school sales), these are the
specific items we are looking for:
Colorful 2-pocket folders
3-ring pencil pouches
Stores such as Office Depot, Staples, and Target are promoting
great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there
anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten for the kids?
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you
have any supplies to donate. September is always a fun month,
and made much more so with the giveaways!
RUNNERS NEEDED FOR MARATHON,
1/2 MARATHON, OR 5 K!
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 2019 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for eight more full marathon runners and five Charity Challenge runners (the last 13 miles of the course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If either of those distances is too daunting, you can join us in the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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.
THANK YOU, JAKE!
Please join us in thanking Jake Bakke for his past 12 months of dedicated service to Reading to Kids!
Last Friday was Jake's final day of his AmeriCorps VISTA | Volunteer Corps service with us, though lucky for us, he plans to keep volunteering with us as an Ambassador and at the reading clubs when he can.
Jake, we at Reading to Kids will miss seeing you every day and wish you the very best as you pursue your next career!
READING TO KIDS IS HIRING -
Reading to Kids is hiring a
Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12
month position starting in November! The position is posted on our
website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy
Coordinator button below Latest News.
Please also share the above link to the position with anyone
you think would be a good fit, especially if they have
volunteered with us as readers or other roles!