Thanks to 88 generous volunteer readers this past Saturday and the Facebook fundraisers created by volunteers Mark May, Matthew Jones, Prince Selvage, Jen Hendrickson, Ariana Engvig, Patrick White, Katie Lynn Petroni, and Shayna Resnick, we have now raised $49,462 overall from 496 donors!
This puts us closer to our goal of raising $60,000 from 600 donors within the next two weeks!
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 on Dec. 14th:
1st: White (a new leader with 41%!)
2nd: Esperanza (34%)
3rd: Alta Loma (32%)
Highest dollar amount raised on Dec. 14th:
3rd: MacArthur Park
Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall so far:
2nd: Esperanza (only 1% behind White!)
3rd: MacArthur Park (only 4% behind Esperanza!)
Highest dollar amount raised overall so far:
1st: Esperanza Elementary (thanks to Angel fundraisers Matthew Jones & Mark May
3rd: Los Angeles
We have just 13 days to raise $10,538 from
104 more donors.
how you can help, with your donations still being counted towards the
1 - Donate online or by check
today by visiting our
2019 Annual Fund Drive page. 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!
7 COMPUTERS OR TABLETS WANTED
TO GIVE TO KIDS!
At our January reading clubs we would love to give away a computer or iPad/tablet to one lucky kid at each school.
If you or your employer have any working computers that are less than 6 years old running Windows 8 or later, or any Macintosh computers less than 7 years old, or any iPads or similar tablets, we can give them to deserving kids!
We especially need working computers (CPUs), whether or not they come with monitors, keyboards, etc. Please email us at
email@example.com to help make a kid very happy!
A Charles White Elementary 5th grader with perfect Reading to Kids attendance leaps for joy after winning a new iPad
from Site Coordinator Linda Antonioli!
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 hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on Saturday, January 11th!