This month, even though it was a three-day weekend to observe Veterans Day, 791 kids, 372 volunteers,
191 parents, and 31 teachers & staff
helped to make our November 10th reading clubs a success!
In addition to a prize book, each student also took home an item with a college logo to celebrate College Spirit Month!
193 volunteers showed their college spirit by wearing college logos from 68
different schools. You can see photos of a few of them
on our Facebook page, and below is a photo of 15 UCLA volunteers at Politi!
INTRODUCING OUR NEW LITERACY COORDINATOR,
It is our pleasure to announce that we have a new full-time person working with us in the
Reading to Kids offices!
Michele Brito joined us Tuesday as our AmeriCorps VISTA | Volunteer Corps Member. During her 12-month term with us she will focus on increasing the quality of our volunteer experience, coordinating the monthly reading clubs at all of our schools, and kid, parent, and teacher recruitment.
Michele graduated from Brooklyn College, CUNY with a BA in Film Production, and is a native Spanish speaker and child of immigrant parents. She was recently a private tutor and has worked as an Editor, Operations Coordinator, Office Manager, and Digital Campaigns Manager.
When not working, Michele enjoys hiking with her husband and two dogs. She is a Reading to Kids veteran, having volunteered with us 14 times already.
Please welcome Michele as you meet her at the reading clubs, committee meetings, and in our offices!
DECEMBER 8TH 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 8th,
then "join" the
December 8th reading club event on Facebook and invite
Santa will be visiting at these reading clubs!
You don't want to miss out when Santa visits the kids! The Santa suits will once again be generously provided by the Pasadena Jaycee's
Operation Santa. If you are interested in volunteering for this wonderful project, please
click here for more information or email them at
9 MORE 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 five more full marathon runners and four 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.
2018 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE & WINNERS SO FAR
On Saturday we received $3,126 from 90 donors towards our 2018 Annual Fund Drive!
The names of the new donors have already been added to our
2018 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. 10th reading clubs:
1st: White (a new leader with 38%!)
2nd: Politi (34%)
3rd: MacArthur Park (30%)
Highest dollar amount raised at the Nov. 10th reading clubs:
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: Alta Loma
2nd: Politi (only 1% behind!)
3rd: Los Angeles (only 2% behind Politi!)
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
1st: Magnolia (thanks to Angel fundraiser Heather Imerman
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
2018 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of
any amount are greatly appreciated!
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to
2018 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!"
header for resources, including information on creating your own
personalized fundraising page on Facebook, our handy
donor sheet for raising money with your friends and
tips for fundraising, and so much more.
Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate -
we just need you to ask!
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!