Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Here's an exciting look back from last summer!
In late August Linda Antonioli, one of our Site Coordinators at Charles White Elementary, awarded a new iPad and Smart Keyboard to the Charles White Spirit Trophy raffle winner, 3rd grader Naomi Yac. Naomi earned her iPad with perfect attendance at our reading clubs that school year!
Click on the above images to see larger versions of Naomi with her mom and Linda - you can almost see their smiles behind their masks!
FEBRUARY 13TH READING CLUBS
Our partner school teachers have been confirming as Zoom hosts for next month's virtual reading clubs on
Next week when we confirm enough
teacher hosts, we will then open
our RSVP system at www.readingtokids.org for those "People & Places
Around the World" reading clubs!
OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For our virtual reading clubs we need experienced
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!
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 next week we will open our RSVP system for our next reading
clubs (always the second Saturday of each month) on February