Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Esperanza principal Brad Rumble invited our Program Coordinator, Talethe Jackson, to read aloud her favorite book, Thundercake - and 35 students joined them on Zoom!
Click on the above images to see how it went!
Then read on for things you can do to support Reading to Kids!
FEBRUARY 13TH READING CLUBS
We are eager for next month's virtual reading clubs on
February 13th, but first need to recruit enough teachers to
be Zoom hosts for them.
In about two weeks when we confirm enough teacher hosts, we
will then open
our RSVP system for those "People & Places Around the World" reading
OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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
firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us create wonderful reading clubs!
3 MORE RUNNERS WANTED FOR THE
2021 LA MARATHON,
1/2 MARATHON, OR 5K!
Since the Los Angeles Marathon 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,
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.
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.
HELP US FIND GRANTS!
Did you know Reading to Kids receives about half of our funding from corporation and foundation grants? For example, over the last five years alone
six of our volunteers helped us receive $140,000 in grants from their employers!
Please check to see if your employer offers grants that Reading to Kids can apply to and let us know! You may help us buy thousands of books for kids!
PLEASE HELP US FIND
BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS
We're starting to plan our next
Virtual Legendary Bingo on Zoom fundraiser for April or May, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners!
To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.
We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates, gift bags, and
autographed items! Anything unique is great, too!
If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.
Thanks, and once enough teachers are confirmed over the next few weeks we will open our RSVP system for our next reading clubs (always the second Saturday of each month) on February 13th.