Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
HELP! 84 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR OCT. 8TH IN-PERSON CLUBS!
Our Halloween, Magic, & Monsters reading clubs are fast approaching, which means live magic performances from our magicians!
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.
Our October 8th reading clubs need 84 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.
Publish to your Facebook feed and share with your friends our
October 8th Facebook Event to encourage them to volunteer!
Whether or not you can volunteer on the 8th,
Tweet @readingtokids, post, and message your
friends and followers. Here's a sample
post you can use:
favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, needs more volunteers for their
October 8th reading clubs. The theme is "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters", 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, October 8th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Oct. 7th, 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 OCT. 8TH
READING TO KIDS IS HIRING -
Reading to Kids is hiring a
Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12
month position starting in November! The position is posted on our
website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy
Coordinator button below Latest News.
Please also share the above link to the position with anyone
you think would be a good fit, especially if they have
volunteered with us as readers or other roles!
THANK YOU AND GOODBYE, TALETHE!
Talethe about to read aloud her favorite book to Esperanza students via Zoom
Our Program Coordinator since 2019, Talethe Collins, moved back home to Arkansas during the pandemic, so has been working remotely during most of our Zoom reading clubs.
Now that we are back to in-person, on campus reading clubs, on September 1st we hired Yancy Rodriguez Coe as our new Program Coordinator, and Talethe's last day with us as Program Coordinator is tomorrow, September 30th.
Anyone who has ever met or interacted with Talethe knows how warm, enthusiastic, and delightful she is, and Yancy and Charlie will very much miss working with her on a daily basis.
Talethe will continue to support us remotely through our social media and Curriculum Committee. She has so much boundless energy that you can also see the other exciting things she is doing at her website, www.talethecollins.com. Thank you for all you do, Talethe!
11 RUNNERS NEEDED FOR THE
2023 LA MARATHON,
13.1 MILE CHARITY CHALLENGE,
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 2023 Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
This is our 9th time running the marathon, and we're looking for at least four more marathon runners and seven Charity Challenge runners (the last 13.1 miles of the course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If either of those distances is 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, March 18, 2023.
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.
THANK YOU, AHMANSON FOUNDATION!
Please join us in thanking
The Ahmanson Foundation for another grant they awarded us a few weeks ago!
Since 2004 they have awarded us ten grants towards helping us all share our love of reading with the kids at our eight partner schools. Working together, we and The Ahmanson Foundation are inspiring children with books they hear read aloud and "prize" books they get to take home and treasure!
Thank you very much, and we really hope to see you and your friends at our October 8th reading clubs in-person and on campus!