Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
57 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR THIS SATURDAY'S IN-PERSON CLUBS!
We have until 3pm tomorrow (Friday) to recruit the volunteers we still need for our in-person reading clubs on our partner school campuses this Saturday!
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.
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 this Saturday,
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 this Saturday. 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 this Saturday morning, November 12th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm tomorrow, 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!)
22 MORE OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS
ALSO NEEDED THIS SATURDAY
We also need help from experienced volunteers in any of the following roles, so please
reply to this email if you can help:
- Training Coordinator at Alta Loma, Los Angeles, or Politi
- Check-in Helper at MacArthur Park, Politi, or White
- GLC at Alta Loma (2nd), Gratts, Los Angeles (3rd), MacArthur Park (K or 5th), Magnolia, Politi, or White
If you have volunteered with us before and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us the above role you would like to take on to help create wonderful, in-person reading clubs again!
LOOKING AHEAD - SANTA & HELPERS NEEDED FOR DECEMBER 10TH READING CLUBS
At least once in your life you should experience being Santa or one of his helpers - and here is your chance!
We need eight people willing to be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an assisting "elf" at our reading clubs on December 10th. We've
had Santas of all shapes, sizes, and gender, and
we'll provide the full Santa suit.
Santa or his helpers do NOT need to be veteran Reading to Kids volunteers, so please ask your friends if they can be Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf on the 10th!
There's nothing better than seeing the students' excitement
when Santa visits our reading clubs!
If you are interested in being Santa, Mrs. Claus,
or an assisting "elf" on December 10th, please e-mail us at email@example.com. You won't be able to read that day,
but you'll see
hundreds of smiling faces!
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.