Thank you to all of the volunteers, teachers, administrators, principals, donors, funders, and participants who make Reading to Kids possible, both face-to-face for nearly 21 years and currently on Zoom.
Together we bring joy and the love of books to thousands of children through your support and dedication. We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Next week after we confirm enough teacher hosts, we
will then open
our RSVP system for those "Family & the Spirit of Giving" reading
clubs, which will also feature a visit from Santa on Zoom!
So, please keep checking www.readingtokids.org to see if you can submit an RSVP!
OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For our virtual reading clubs we need experienced volunteers to
help train volunteers to use Zoom or be a second or third virtual Site Coordinator
in our Zoom reading clubs for any of our schools.
Being a Site Coordinator guarantees you a (non-reading) spot at our next reading clubs, so please e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us create wonderful reading clubs!
2020 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE!
THANK YOU TO OUR
1ST THREE ANGELS!
2020 Annual Fund Drive is going strong with
$20,805 donated from 211 donors!
We also thank and congratulate Matthew Jones, Mariel Rubio, and Emily Sandersfeld for being our first
2020 Annual Fund Drive Angels!
They each became Angels through their Facebook fundraisers by gathering donations from at least 10 of their friends. Thank you to them and everyone else gathering donations for Reading to Kids!
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!
Those who have donated can see their names listed on our
2020 Annual Fund Drive page.
How Can You Help?
1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online
today by visiting our
2020 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are
2) Show your support by asking friends and family to
2020 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!
MARATHON & 5K DATE CHANGES:
3 MORE RUNNERS WANTED FOR THE
2021 LA MARATHON, 1/2 MARATHON, OR 5K!
The Los Angeles Marathon announced yesterday that they are rescheduling the LA Big 5K to Saturday,
May 22nd and the marathon to Sunday,
May 23rd. This means more time to train!
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 2021 Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for three more marathon runners or Charity Challenge runners (the last 13 miles of the course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If either of those distances are 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, May 22, 2021.
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!