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Reading to Kids News
May 2, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales reading clubs next Saturday, May 11th, are also our 25th Anniversary! Here are two of our oldest photos from more than 22 years ago!

Volunteers reading to kids        Kids wearing their crafts after reading clubs

58 MORE READERS NEEDED IN 9 DAYS
FOR MAY 11TH READING CLUBS!

We urgently need 58 more readers to join us for our May 11th reading clubs.

Here is how you can help us meet our commitment to the kids!

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

  2. Share and join our May 11th Facebook event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to that Saturday!

  3. Whether or not you can volunteer that Saturday, Tweet @readingtokids, post, and message your friends and followers. Here's a sample post you can use:

    1. "My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs on Saturday, May 11th. The theme is "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales".

      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 things:

    - The reading clubs are Saturday morning, May 11th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online by 3pm Friday, May 10th, 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 easy 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!

(If you have signed up and can't make it, please cancel to make room for another volunteer.)

Set up a group to volunteer with us

Medleys A Capella volunteering at MacArthur Park Elementary

E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll get your group added into our volunteer group list!

18 MORE OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS
ALSO NEEDED MAY 11TH

Have you volunteered with us a few times recently? Then May 11th would be a great time to step into any of our vital Operations roles - all training very pleasantly provided!

Please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can volunteer for any of the following roles on May 11th:

- GLC at Alta Loma (2nd or 4th), Esperanza (3rd or 4th), or Gratts (K or 2nd)
- Training Coordinator at Esperanza, Gratts, MacArthur Park, or Politi
- Check-in Helper at any school
- Bagel Runner (picking up from a shop in Santa Monica this Thursday or Friday at 2:20pm)
- Site Operations Helper at 8am at any school (your Site Coordinators need your help!)

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READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS
NEEDED NEXT WEEK!

Sample flyers

Next Thursday or Friday for an hour or two between 7:30am and 2:30pm, we need your help conducting quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to our May 11th reading clubs.

We are especially looking for volunteers who can pass out flyers to parents when school lets out at around 2:15pm next Friday, May 11th.

This can be a lot of fun and we'll provide everything you need. Please reply to info@readingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador for an hour or two next week!
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RAFFLE PRIZE PACKAGES UPDATED!
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY FOR OUR
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
& CASINO NIGHT
ON MAY 11TH!

Reading to Kids 25th Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night on May 11th postcard

Reading to Kids turns 25 years old at our May 11th reading clubs, and tickets are available for our celebration event that evening!

Head on over to our 25th Anniversary Celebration page to buy your tickets and see all the details so far!

Yesterday we updated four of our six raffle prize packages you can win that night, including new sports and gift basket items!

Our party is French Quarter / Mardi Gras / New Orleans themed as we enjoy casino table games at the beautiful Historic Woman's Club in Santa Monica!

We'll have New Orleans-style food, raffle prizes and packages to win, a live DJ, a 360° camera photo booth, and casino table games to play for fun and raffle tickets! Each ticket includes $100 in gaming chips!

Enjoy Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Poker, delicious food & drinks, and an opportunity to socialize with your fellow Reading to Kids volunteer and supporters!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Tickets are $40 online before 2pm on 5/11/24, $45 at the door while tickets last. ****Guests must be 18 and over.****

Buy your 25th Anniversary Celebration tickets TODAY so that we can add your names on the 25th Anniversary Celebration details page.

If you also buy a ticket for a friend, that doubles your impact!

Reading to Kids 25th Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night on May 11th flyer
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Thanks, and please help us recruit more volunteers and attendees for our May 11th reading clubs and 25th Anniversary Celebration that evening!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, & Ciara Kelly
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:
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MAY 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 29 29
Esperanza 19 23
Gratts 20 29
Los Angeles 21 38
MacArthur Park 22 29
Magnolia 22 30
Politi 20 29
White 24 28
TOTAL 177 235
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