Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
HELP! SIGN UP & RECRUIT FOR SEPT. 10TH CLUBS!
(Above image is from before the pandemic.)
LAUSD has approved our reading clubs to return back to in-person on our partner school campuses!
Volunteers for our reading clubs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask while indoors on campus for the reading clubs. The kids will also be required to wear masks while indoors.
September is one of our biggest months, and the
September 10th reading clubs need 156 more volunteers - so please join us and help recruit them!
Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
September 10th Facebook event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to that Saturday!
Whether or not you can volunteer on the 10th,
Tweet @readingtokids, post, and message your
friends and followers. Here's a sample
post you can use:
favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their
September 10th reading clubs. The theme is "Back to School Fun", and every participant will wear masks while indoors. Join me at ###
Elementary School for a fantastic morning of reading to
elementary school kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online
today at www.readingtokids.org."
If you write your own
post, please be sure to include the following two
- The reading clubs are Saturday morning, September 10th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Sept. 9th, at
If you have people in mind who you think would really
like to read with us, tag them in your post. It will
alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their
friends' news feeds.
Copy from our message template at
to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!
Print out this flyer at
and post it somewhere others will see it. Make it a
personal and fun social event by including the school at
which you'll be reading or encouraging them to read at your favorite of our eight partner schools!
MANY OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS
ALSO NEEDED SEPT. 10TH
Thank you in advance for helping us bring Reading to Kids back to our partner-school campuses! :^)
READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS WANTED
TO HELP START THE SCHOOL YEAR!
If you have volunteered with us before, please help promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a Reading to Kids Ambassador!
During these next few weeks of the new school year we are invited to promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools!
There are two different ways you can help:
Classroom Visits week of Sept. 5th
We'll supply everything you need, including what to say if parents ask questions and to the kids during classroom visits (explained below). Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.
During the week of September 5th we need ambassadors to visit any of our schools for an
hour during the school day to visit each classroom to encourage kids to come to the September 10th
reading clubs held on their campuses. Reply to this email if you can be an ambassador for an hour that
Our Ambassadors always have a great time with the
kids and parents - come find out why!
If you have volunteered with us before and can be an Ambassador, please e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 479-7455.
DECADE 5 MULTIMEDIA EVENT / 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON 9/10/22:
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
On Saturday, September 10th, one of our most dedicated volunteers, Prince Selvage III, is turning 50 years old, and he is holding his 50th birthday celebration as a multimedia event and fundraiser for Reading to Kids!
His event is in the evening (after our September reading clubs) from 6pm to 11pm and features art, music, and fashion in a gallery setting!
Purchase your ticket to attend with a suggested $20 donation.
Click this link to donate and secure your ticket today before they sell out!
Attendees will view the works of four talented artists while enjoying beats and grooves by a rotating roster of four of LA's finest DJs! Experience a special pop-up fashion boutique with the unique brand that is "SPY SCHOOL Los Angeles"!
WHEN: Saturday, September 10th, 6pm - 11pm
WHERE: START Los Angeles gallery
2270 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Cost: $20 suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!
Click the ticketing link above for details!
THANK YOU TO
THE ALBERTSONS COMPANIES FOUNDATION
Joins us in thanking
The Albertsons Companies Foundation for its continued support of
Reading to Kids, enabling all of us to share with children our love of reading!
Their recent $2,500 grant will go towards purchasing the hundreds of books we donate to our eight partner schools' libraries each year, and to the thousands of books we give to participating kids each month.
Our special thanks go to Reading to Kids volunteer
Prince Selvage III (yes, the same Prince holding his party for us!) for sponsoring us for this donation through his employer!