Next Make-up Orientations

Tuesday Oct 18th, 10 – 11:30 am

Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

* Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

Wednesday Oct 26th, 10:30 – noon

Building 2 Council Conference Room 13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 2

* Building closet to both Las Montanas and San Pablo Ave.

Make-Up Orientations

Friday Oct 7th, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

* Entrance is on Church Ln, second driveway on right as you travel toward Senior Center from San Pablo Ave.

Tuesday Oct 11th, 2 – 3:30 pm

Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

* Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

Orientation Reminder

The Read-Aloud Orientation:

Wednesday, September 21st, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley,1 Lawson Rd, Kensington 94707

Please attend if you are a reader, as this is when we discuss changes in District requirements, the new Volunteer Reader Handbook and general housekeeping.

East Bay Gives

East Bay Gives, the 24-hour online giving event is Tuesday May 3 only. Consider donating at EastBayGives.org. Minimum donation is $20.

Leverage your monetary gift with a chance at prize money for Read-Aloud by giving at any time (each nonprofit with a donation in a single hour is entered in a random drawing worth $250 – $500).

Thanks for your support, be it time, word-of-mouth, books or money.

Read-Aloud’s 20th Anniversary Celebration 9/12/2015 (11 am – 3 pm)

2015 marks Read-Aloud’s 20th Anniversary; we started at Downer Elementary in 1995!

Join us in celebrating at Downer Elementary (1231 18th St. San Pablo) on September 12, from 11 – 3pm, with a Literacy Festival!

Highlights:
Los Cenzontles youth band (Noon – the gym)
Stomper – the A’s mascot (11:30 – 1:30 pm)
Authors Hilda Robinson (Didn’t We Have Fun!) and Elisa Kleven (The Paper Princess) (1 – 2 pm)
Puppet Show by White Pony Express (11 – 2 pm)
Free books (Read-Aloud, White Pony Express, West County Reads, Tandem)
Free stuffed animals (White Pony Express)

Thank you to our partners:
White Pony Express Free General Store
West County Reads
Tandem
Hilltop YMCA
San Pablo Police Department
Contra Costa Child Care Council
Principal Marco Gonzales and Downer Elementary School

Thank you to our sponsors:
Superintendent Bruce Harter and the West Contra Costa County Unified School District
City of San Pablo
Kaiser Permanente (Community Benefits)

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Orientation + Training

Read-Aloud is starting up again soon!

Volunteer Orientation is Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 10:30 am – 12:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington CA 94707
Please RSVP to 510-237-0735 or info@read-aloud.org

Volunteer Training will be the week of Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2015 (Monday through Thursday), you will be contacted by your Coordinator as to the time and day, it will likely be the same day and ~ the same time as your reading session.

Fundraising at dd’s DISCOUNTS 8/8 – 9/1

dd’s DISCOUNTS at Hilltop Plaza (3700 Klose Way, Richmond CA 94806) is helping Read-Aloud Volunteer Program fundraise! Starting Saturday 8/8 and lasting through 9/1, dd’s DISCOUNTS is collecting donations that will go directly toward new books from @FirstBook. We will be on hand at the store Saturday, August 8 from 10 – noon to spread the word.

East Bay Gives – May 5

All day Tuesday, May 5, 2015 is the 24 hour donation event benefiting local non-profits, known as East Bay Gives 2015.

Please plan on donating to the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program. Our “We Give” link.

Last year Read-Aloud raised over $3,000 in a “We Give” campaign.

N.B. This year the “We Give” Campaign is sponsored through the East Bay Community Foundation, thank you to EBCF!