Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
We had a wonderfully magical time last Saturday with 665 kids, 230 volunteers,
151 parents, and 33 teachers & staff
joining together at our October 8th reading clubs!
Three schools - Alta Loma, Los Angeles, and MacArthur Park - had 22% of their students attend, while Magnolia had 21% attend!
Overall, 18% of the entire student body of all eight of our partner-schools attended - the highest reading clubs participation percentage in five years!
Reading clubs at Magnolia Elementary.
Click the above image to see it full sized!
Keep an eye on our
Instagram over the next few weeks to see some of the magicians and a few of the
clever costumes your fellow volunteers wore at the reading
We would especially like
to thank the
ten wonderfully entertaining magicians (most from the
Westside Wizards) who made the reading clubs so special this month! Two of them are kid magicians!
Click on the photo below that Principal Rumble at Esperanza posted as magician Dan Cray performed at the reading clubs!
Click on the photo below to see kid magician Dominie Apeles
performing with her dad Charles Cisneros
at MacArthur Park!
NOVEMBER 12TH READING CLUBS
Please sign up today for our November 12th reading clubs! Submit your RSVP for our "Seasons & the Natural World" reading clubs at www.readingtokids.org.
We'll need a lot of volunteers in November, so please sign up early!
Then help spread the word by also joining our
November 12th Facebook Event.
November is our college spirit month,
so dig out your college sweatshirts and ball caps to
wear that morning as we see which college shows the most spirit!
STEP UP TO A BIGGER VOLUNTEER ROLE
AT OUR NOV. 12TH READING CLUBS
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.
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE LAUNCH
& FIRST WINNERS!
We extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped us kick off our
2022 Annual Fund Drive, including 73 volunteers this past Saturday who
together donated $3,331!
The names of these donors have already been added to our
2022 Annual Fund Drive page, and here are the school competition stats so far:
SCHOOL COMPETITION WINNERS!
Highest percentage of volunteers who donated at the Oct. 8th reading clubs:
1st: MacArthur Park with an incredible 70%!
2nd: Magnolia (50%!)
3rd: Esperanza (36%!)
Highest dollar amount raised at the Oct. 8th reading clubs:
1st: Esperanza ($1,055!)
2nd: Magnolia ($563)
3rd: MacArthur Park ($551)
All of these donations will be doubled or tripled by our matching donors at each school!
Our ambitious goal by the end of the year is to raise $60,000 from
how you can help, with your donations being counted towards the
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online
today by visiting our
2022 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to
2022 Annual Fund Drive
page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!"
header for resources, including information on creating your own
personalized fundraising page on Facebook, our handy
donor sheet for raising money with your friends and
tips for fundraising, and so much more.
Once they know about Reading to Kids, many of your
friends and family will want to donate -
we just need you to ask!
Also, if your workplace matches donations to nonprofits, please share
with them your donation, and ask them to consider matching it. In this way you double your donation and share with others your enthusiasm
for Reading to Kids!