We are in the final six days of the 2019
Annual Fund Drive and just $5,513 short of our goal!
So far 523 donors have given $54,487, so we need YOUR help to reach our $60,000 goal by midnight this Monday, December 31st. Here is what you can do:
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.
3. Double your donation! 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!
Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate -
we just need you to ask!
Note: If donating by check, please
make sure the check is dated on or before December 31,
2019. If donating by credit card, the
donation must be made on or before December 31, 2019.
JANUARY 11TH READING CLUBS
Our next reading clubs are only 2 weeks away! Sign up early and
click here to submit your RSVP for our "Mysteries & New Adventures"
clubs on January 11th.
These January reading clubs are smaller because the schools will still be on Winter Recess,
sign up today to volunteer!
GET A NEW COMPUTER OR TABLET?
DONATE YOUR OLD ONE TO A KID!
At our January 11th 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
THANK YOU TO THE ROSE HILLS FOUNDATION
We are delighted to thank The Rose Hills Foundation for its recent $10,000 grant! The Rose Hills Foundation's continued support of our program helps us bring the joy of reading to thousands of children in Los Angeles.
Thank you very much for
donating this year to Reading to Kids, our 20th year in existence!
Over the last two decades you changed the lives of many thousands of kids, whether you read at the clubs, volunteered in our
Taskforce committees, donated money or supplies, attended our events, or spread the word about Reading to Kids!
We hope you have a great New Year and we will see you in 2020!