This month, even though it was a three-day weekend to observe Veterans Day, 709 kids, 342 volunteers,
141 parents, and 33 teachers & staff
helped to make our November 9th reading clubs a success!
181 volunteers showed their college spirit by wearing college logos from 80
In addition to a prize book, each student also took home an item with a college logo to celebrate College Spirit Month!
DECEMBER 14TH 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
"Family & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs on December 14th,
then "join" the
December 14th reading club event on Facebook and invite
Santas & Helpers Needed!
At least once in your life you should experience being Santa or one of his helpers - and here is your chance!
We need eight people willing to be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an assisting "elf" at our reading clubs on December 14th. We've
had Santas of all shapes, sizes, and gender, and
we'll provide the full Santa suit.
Santa or his helpers do NOT need to be veteran Reading to Kids volunteers, so please ask your friends if they can be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf on the 14th!
There's nothing better than seeing the students' excitement
when Santa visits our reading clubs!
If you are interested in being Santa, Mrs. Claus,
or an assisting "elf" on December 14th, please reply to
this email. You won't be able to read that day,
but you'll see
hundreds of smiling faces!
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
7 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 four 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.
2019 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE & WINNERS SO FAR
On Saturday we received $3,023 from 53 more donors towards our 2019 Annual Fund Drive!
The names of the new donors have already been added to our
2019 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. 9th reading clubs:
1st: Esperanza (a new leader with 30%!)
2nd: MacArthur Park (19%)
3rd: Politi (tied with 18%)
Highest dollar amount raised at the Nov. 9th reading clubs:
3rd: Los Angeles
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: Los Angeles
2nd: Esperanza (only 3% behind!)
3rd: MacArthur Park
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
1st: Esperanza (thanks to Angel fundraiser Matthew Jones
2nd: Los Angeles
Our overall goal by the end of the year is to raise $60,000 from
how you can help, with your donations being counted towards the
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online
today by visiting our
2019 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are
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!