Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Happy early Halloween! Volunteer and dinosaur enthusiast Paul Heinzman showed up at our October 8th reading clubs in this fantastic costume - click the image to see it full sized!
167 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR NOV. 12TH CLUBS!
Our return to in-person, on campus reading clubs has been so popular with the kids that we have opened more volunteer spots for our November 12th reading clubs - and we need YOUR help to recruit another 167 readers in the next two weeks!
Volunteers 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.
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
November 12th Facebook Event to encourage them to volunteer!
Whether or not you can volunteer on the 12th,
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
November 12th reading clubs. The theme is "Seasons & the Natural World", 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, November 12th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Nov. 11th, 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!
November is our college spirit month,
when we count the college logos volunteers wear that morning to see which college shows the most spirit. Will you recruit the most volunteers from your school and win the competition?
(Above image is from before the pandemic.
Click on it to see it full-sized!)
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.
BE ONE OF OUR 1ST 100 DONORS
IN OUR 2022 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE!
Our 2022 Annual Fund Drive is roaring along with $6,131 donated from 97 donors!
Those who have donated can see their names listed on our
2022 Annual Fund Drive page. Donate today to join them as one of our first 100 donors!
Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our ambitious goal this year is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!
How Can You Help?
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!
Have a happy Halloween, and we really hope to see you and many of your friends at our November 12th reading clubs in-person and on campus!