Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Welcome to the '20s! We hope your new year is off to a great start and that we'll see you at our
January 11th Mysteries & New Adventures reading clubs.
We still need 31 more volunteers to join the
today. Then, help spread the word by also replying to our
January 11th Facebook Event that you are going.
Volunteering with friends on January 11th is a
great way to celebrate the new decade!
(If you have signed up for the January reading clubs and you are
not able to make the voyage, please cancel
so that another traveler may hop on board.)
HELPER ROLES FOR JAN. 11TH
If you have read with us a few times recently, please e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer for any of the following roles:
GLC at Esperanza, Gratts, Politi, or White
Training Coordinator at any school (except Los Angeles or MacArthur Park)
- Check-in Helper at Alta Loma, Esperanza, Gratts, Politi, or White
Food Runner at Alta Loma
Bagel Runner (picking up from a shop in Santa Monica Friday, 1/10 at 2:20pm)
- Site Coordinator at any school!
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
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!
CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING
SUNDAY, JAN. 19TH AT 10AM
Are you crafty? On January 19th, join the
Curriculum Committee at 10:00am in the Reading to Kids office to help create the activity and craft guides for the February books!
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE SUCCESS!
Thanks to the support of so many of you, our 2019 Annual Fund Drive was a huge success, with 577 donors helping us raise $63,848 - our most successful Annual Fund Drive ever!
We still expect a few more checks in the mail and corporate matching donations, so we may still reach 600 donors!
Our very special thanks go out to our five
School Competition Winners!
Click here to see how much each raised – together they raised $16,112 from 124 donors!
Highest overall percentage of volunteers who donated to the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: White Elementary!
2nd: Esperanza Elementary (only 2% behind White!)
3rd: MacArthur Park Elementary
Highest overall dollar amount raised for the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: Gratts Elementary
3rd: Los Angeles Elementary
Volunteers at all of the schools together raised
Finally, we extend our sincere appreciation to all of the
AFD Speakers and credit card swipers who helped raise these much-needed funds over the last three reading clubs!
5K RUNNERS WANTED
Do you know any runners? Are you a
runner? Please forward this email to them
and ask them to join
Team Reading to Kids for the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium on Saturday,
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
Thanks, and we hope to see you on January 11th!
Charlie Orchard, Talethe Jackson, & Anthony Reyes
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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