the final month of our
2019 Annual Fund Drive, our most important
fundraiser of the year - and so far 392 donors have donated $35,455!
Help us reach our fundraising goals of $60,000 from 600 donors with
a donation by cash, check, or credit card.
SCHOOL COMPETITION UPDATE!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated on Nov. 9th:
1st: Esperanza Elementary (30%!)
2nd: Alta Loma Elementary
3rd: MacArthur Park Elementary
Highest dollar amount raised on Nov. 9th:
1st: Esperanza Elementary
2nd: MacArthur Park Elementary
3rd: White Elementary
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: Los Angeles (37%)
2nd: Esperanza (just 3% behind)
3rd: MacArthur Park
Highest dollar amount raised overall:
1st: Esperanza (thanks to Angel fundraisers Matthew Jones & Mark May
2nd: Los Angeles
Which school will collect the greatest number of donations from their
Here's how you can help, with your donations
also counting towards the school competition:
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!
If you collect donations this week, you can bring them with you to
Saturday's reading clubs!
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!
MAKE YOUR DONATION A MATCH
This year at the October and November reading
clubs we had 13 donors match the first $250 or up to
$1,000 of donations made at each schools reading
clubs! This meant that anyone reading and
donating at each of our schools those Saturdays had
their donations doubled!
If you or your employer can do something
similar, please let us know and announce it on Saturday -
a matching donation can be an exciting way to inspire
others to donate!
TWO MORE RUNNERS NEEDED
FOR 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 two more marathon runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If a marathon 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.
Thanks, and we look forward to bringing holiday cheer with you this Saturday!