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October 27, 2022
 

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!

Kids, Volunteers, and staff at MacArthur Park Elem. reading clubs

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!

  1. If you haven't already, please visit our website now and sign up.

  2. Publish to your Facebook feed and share with your friends our November 12th Facebook Event to encourage them to volunteer!

  3. 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:

    "My 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 things:

    - The reading clubs are Saturday morning, November 12th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm on Friday, Nov. 11th, at www.readingtokids.org

    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.

  4. Copy from our message template at http://www.readingtokids.org/News/SampleVolRecruit.pdf to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!

  5. Print out this flyer at http://readingtokids.org/ProMaterials/VolunteerTearOffFlyer.pdf 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?
Stanford Alumni at Reading to Kids
(Above image is from before the pandemic.
Click on it to see it full-sized!)
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STEP UP TO A BIGGER VOLUNTEER ROLE
AT OUR NOV. 12TH READING CLUBS

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Now that we have returned to in-person, on campus reading clubs, we need experienced volunteers to help train new and returning volunteers, be a GLC, or especially to be a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

If you can help in any of those roles, please visit our home page at www.readingtokids.org and submit your email address in the yellow box, as usual!

Then, e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to tell us the above role you would like to take on to help create wonderful, in-person reading clubs again!

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11 RUNNERS NEEDED FOR THE
2023 LA MARATHON,
13.1 MILE CHARITY CHALLENGE,
OR 5K!

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, March 19th!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

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.

You can 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 marathon@readingtokids.org!

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.

Team Reading to Kids runners
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BE ONE OF OUR 1ST 100 DONORS
IN OUR 2022 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE!

Reading to Kids 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 greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 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 co-workers, 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!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive
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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!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Yancy Rodriguez Coe
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

NOVEMBER 2022
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 22 38
Esperanza 18 44
Gratts 12 20
Los Angeles 33 49
MacArthur Park 14 40
Magnolia 19 52
Politi 13 40
White 10 25
TOTAL 141 308
NOVEMBER Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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