Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
ELLA FITZGERALD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION!
We were delighted to recently receive another donation of give-away "prize" books from the
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation!
This latest donation of 1,680 new books includes titles such as The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone, and The Jazz Man!
As we give these books away to the children who attended our virtual Zoom reading clubs, these books will become a part of the home libraries we have been helping children build for 22 years!
Please join us in thanking the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation by visiting
their website and the official
Ella Fitzgerald Facebook fan page - it will brighten up your Facebook feed!
JUNE 12TH READING CLUBS RSVPS
TO OPEN JUNE 3RD
We are eager for next month's virtual reading clubs on June 12th, but first need to recruit enough teachers to be Zoom hosts for them.
On Thursday, June 3rd, at about 11am we will open the RSVPs at www.readingtokids.org for those "Friendship & Fun" reading clubs!
Our summer reading clubs are also smaller, so mark your calendars for July 10th and August 14th, too. Help us keep students reading throughout the summer!
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
email@example.com 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
eight of our volunteers helped us receive $160,000 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 at
You may help us buy thousands of books for kids!