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December 23, 2020
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Your friends, co-workers, and family members may be looking for a trusted organization to support. Last month Reading to Kids earned a 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar (the online standard for nonprofit accountability) by sharing our key metrics and highlighting the impact we're making!
GuideStar Platinum logo

Check out our updated GuideStar Profile, then read on below about how you can share your enthusiasm for our mission!

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FINAL NINE DAYS TO GIVE TO OUR
2020 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

It's the final nine days of our 2020 Annual Fund Drive, and we need your help to reach our goals before the end of the year!

Thanks to the Facebook fundraisers created by volunteers Matthew Jones, Mariel Rubio, Emily Sandersfeld, Mark May, Vicky Nesia, Andrea Smoot, & Prince Selvage, our overall 2020 Annual Fund Drive total is now $41,501 from 406 donors!

Here's how you can help us meet our $60,000 goal before our fund drive ends on the 31st:

DONATE TODAY!

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online today by visiting our 2020 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 2020 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 co-workers, 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!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive
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JANUARY 9TH READING CLUBS
NEARLY CONFIRMED

Our partner school teachers are on their Winter Break but have been confirming as Zoom hosts for next month's virtual reading clubs on January 9th!

Next week when we confirm enough teacher hosts we will then open our RSVP system for those "Mysteries & New Adventures" reading clubs!

These January reading clubs will be smaller because the schools will still be on their Winter recess, so please keep checking www.readingtokids.org to see if you can submit an RSVP!!

OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers checking in with their Site Coordinators on Zoom
(Click the above image to see full sized!)

For our virtual reading clubs we need experienced volunteers to help train volunteers to use Zoom or be a second or third virtual Site Coordinator in our Zoom reading clubs for any of our schools.

Being a Site Coordinator guarantees you a (non-reading) spot at our next reading clubs, so please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can help us create wonderful reading clubs!
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SUPPORT US WITH AMAZONSMILE

Amazon Smile

Are you doing any gift shopping on Amazon.com? If you shop using AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Reading to Kids!

Click here for easy directions on how to start using AmazonSmile!

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3 MORE RUNNERS WANTED FOR THE
2021 LA MARATHON,
1/2 MARATHON, OR 5K!

The Los Angeles Marathon announced three weeks ago that they have rescheduled the LA Big 5K to Saturday, May 22nd and the marathon to Sunday, May 23rd. This means more time to train!

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 2021 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, May 23rd!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for three more marathon runners or 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 are too daunting, you can join us in the LA Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

You can 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 marathon@readingtokids.org!

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.

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon

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Thanks, and we wish you a very merry Christmas week!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Talethe Jackson
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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