Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
Our "Family & The Spirit of Giving" reading clubs are this Saturday, and we need 23 more volunteers to read aloud to an expected hundreds of kids eager to hear a story and see Santa!
23 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR THIS SATURDAY'S READING CLUBS!
We have until 3pm tomorrow (Friday) to recruit the volunteers we still need for our reading clubs on our partner school campuses this Saturday!
Here's how you can help today!
- If you haven't already, please visit our
website now and sign up.
Share and join our
December 9th reading club event to let
your friends know the fun you'll be up to this Saturday!
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:
"Santa + reading to excited kids + holiday spirit = the best way to spend your Saturday morning! My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs
this Saturday, Dec. 9th. The theme is "Family & The Spirit of Giving", and the kids are eager to see Santa when he visits the reading clubs that day.
Join me at ###
Elementary School for a fun, heartwarming 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, December 9th, near downtown LA
- Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm tomorrow, Dec. 8th, 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 easy 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!
have signed up and can't make it,
please cancel to make room for another volunteer.)
FIVE 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:
- GLC at Alta Loma (3rd or 4th) or Los Angeles (4th)
- Check-in Helper at Alta Loma or MacArthur Park
- Site Operations Helper at any school!
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 email@example.com to tell us the above role you would like to take on to help create wonderful, in-person reading clubs again!
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING
ON ZOOM TONIGHT, DECEMBER 7TH, AT 7PM
Want to help us run our reading clubs each month?
Tonight, join the
Operations Committee for their
Quarterly Zoom meeting from 7 pm - 8:15 pm .
We are always eager for more
Site Coordinators, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link!
THREE MORE RUNNERS WANTED
FOR THE 2024 LA MARATHON'S
CHARITY HALF MARATHON 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 2024 Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
This is our 10th time running the marathon, and we're looking for three more runners to run the Charity Half Marathon - a course between Dodger Stadium and the finish line in Century City, without all of the hills of the full Los Angeles Marathon. This is an exclusive opportunity to participate without having to run the entire route!
If that distance 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 16, 2024.
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.
THANK YOU TO
THE ALBERTSONS COMPANIES FOUNDATION
The Albertsons Companies Foundation for their latest $2,500 grant supporting Reading to Kids!
Volunteer Prince Selvage III sponsored us for this grant again through his employer. Working together, we are all bringing the joy of literacy to the kids we serve at our eight partner schools - both with every prize book we give to a child and through the hardcover, read-aloud books our volunteers bring to life the second Saturday of every month!