Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
In just two days we will be exploring Seasons & the Natural World at our reading clubs! We may have a few spots open when you read this, so
check for openings and sign up!
signed up but cannot join us after all, be sure to
cancel online to open your spot for someone else. The deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.)
Help! 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):
GLC at Alta Loma, Esperanza, or Politi
Training Coordinator at Magnolia
Check-in Helper at Politi
also our College Spirit month, so be sure to
wear your college's logo! The competition is on to see
which college has the most volunteers representing their alma
mater at this Saturday's reading clubs!
Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and several colleges,
every 2nd - 5th grader at the reading clubs this Saturday will receive an item with a college logo - part of our efforts to nurture early college
2019 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE!
THANK YOU MATTHEW JONES,
OUR 1ST ANGEL!
2019 Annual Fund Drive is going strong with
$14,447 donated from 166 donors!
We also thank and congratulate Matthew Jones for being our first
2019 Annual Fund Drive Angel!
Matthew became an Angel through his Facebook fundraiser by gathering donations from at least 10 of his friends. Thank you, Matthew!
Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our ambitious goal this year is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!
Those who have donated can see their names listed on our
2019 Annual Fund Drive page.
How Can You Help?
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or
online. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to
2019 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 of your
friends and family 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!
8 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 2020 Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for three more full marathon runners and five more 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 7, 2020.
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 Los Angeles Marathon website.
HELP US FIND GRANTS!
Did you know Reading to Kids receives about half of our funding from corporation and foundation grants? For example, over the last five years alone
six of our volunteers helped us receive $150,000 in grants from their employers!
Please check to see if your employer offers grants that Reading to Kids can apply to, and let us know! You may help us buy thousands of books for kids!