Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Monday's Lifestyle section of the Los Angeles Times includes Reading to Kids as one of 26 ways to volunteer during the holidays in Los Angeles!
Our purpose and success are all thanks to you - our thousands of volunteers, teachers, principals and school personnel, parents,
friends, & supporters - for 23 years of joyful reading and support! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
JOIN US & RECRUIT FOR OUR
10TH READING CLUBS:
SANTA CLAUS IS JOINING US!
Our big "Family & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs on December 10th are only two and a half weeks away,
and we need 217 more volunteers.
You can help by joining
December 10th reading club event
so your friends will see that on your wall.
Then go to our website and
sign up with us.
tweet, post to Facebook and Instagram, and
message your friends that we still need more volunteers.
print out this flyer and post it at your
work, school, church, synagogue, mosque, or favorite
community bulletin board.
8 More Santas and Santa's Helpers Needed!
At least once in your life you should experience being Santa or one of his helpers - and here is your chance!
We need eight more 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 can be Santa, Mrs. Claus,
or an assisting "elf" on December 10th, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You won't be able to read that day, but you'll see hundreds of smiling faces!
STEP UP TO A BIGGER VOLUNTEER ROLE
AT OUR DEC. 10TH READING CLUBS
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE
We extend a huge thank you to everyone who has already donated to our 2022 Annual Fund Drive! To date we have raised $18,274 donated from 217 donors!
All who have donated can see their names listed on our
2022 Annual Fund Drive page. Donate and we can add your name there, too!
Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our ambitious goal this year is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors.
how you can 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!
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.
Have a happy Thanksgiving, and we really hope to see you and many of your friends at our December 10th reading clubs in-person and on campus!