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Reading to Kids 2016 Annual Fund Drive!
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Our goal is to raise $50,000 from over 500 donors.

Totals to date: $56,727 from 554 donors

Open the world of reading to the children we serve by making a contribution to Reading to Kids' 2016 Annual Fund Drive!

Each year, from the October to the December reading clubs, we ask our supporters to help us inspire underserved children with a love of reading by making a donation to Reading to Kids.

Reading to Kids has been able to thrive thanks to the thousands of hours of participation by teachers, administrators, parents, volunteers, and elementary school children
(click here for program statistics) and thanks to generous financial contributions by foundations, businesses, agencies, and individuals like you.

In May 1999, Reading to Kids held its first reading club with 20 students and 8 volunteers at Gratts Elementary School. Eighteen years later, on average, 360 Reading to Kids volunteers read to 867 children each month at eight elementary schools! 

Kids emerge from our program with more enthusiasm for reading, books for their home library, stronger school libraries, personal relationships with volunteers, and changed attitudes for reading in English!

In order to sustain and expand our program, we need your help!  Your donation will help to purchase hardcover books for elementary school libraries in low-income communities, fund book donations directly to children and parents to help them develop their own home libraries, and expand our program into new schools and communities.

Please join us by making a donation to Reading to Kids.

If you have any questions regarding the Annual Fund Drive, please feel free to contact Charlie Orchard at the Reading to Kids office at (310) 479-7455 or by email at Charlie.Orchard @ readingtokids.org.

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to Our 2016 Annual Fund Drive Participants!
Fernando Abarca
Maryanna Abdo
Joy Adams
Raymond Adams
Alexis Adkins
Amanda Ahn
Michelle Ahnn
Sarah Altpeter
Carolyn Anderson
Anonymous (7)
Alejandra Arciniega
Jeanne Arneson
Eldon Asp
Mary Auth
Heather & Jason Axe
Christina Baker
Ruchita Bamane
Colin Bangert
Ken Barnard
Brenda Barnes
Chandan Basho
Steve Baumgartner
Anna Baur Schoer
Michael Becker
Alyson Beckman
David Bensimon
Kelly & Ronald Benton-Klein
Kelly Berardi
Susan Berger
Philippa Bernstein
Nicole Best
Sophie Bielders
Elizabeth Bluestein
Terri Boelz
Ariel Bond
Glynnis Bonifacio
Alexander Borja
Kat Boyd
Dalet Brady
Christina Brandt
Christina Branom
Iliana Brenes
Beatrice Breslaw
Annie Brewster
Kathryn Brock
Carolyn Broner
Erika Brooks
Marcia and Dennis Brooks
Sharon Brown
Patrick Brown
Joey Brown
Jennifer Brown
Liz Brown
Anthony Brown
Jessica Brown-Clark
Patrick Buchanan
Julia Buck
Megan Buerger
Michael Burke
Mat Burnett
David Callahan
Nancy Camacho
Federico Cantone
A corporate matching gift from The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Laura Carbajal
Ava Carberry
Pam & Larry Cardinale
Racheal Caswell
Marlene Chavez
Jamie Chazen
Oscar Chen
David Cheney
Roxanne Cheng
Stephanie Cheng
Robyn Chew
Jessica Chong
Soyoon Choo
Laura Chooljian
Josi Chow
Sonny Chu
Ryan Churchill
Shirley Churgin
Brenda Codoner
Madelaine Coelyn
Allison Conrad
Carrie Cook
Jeremy Cook
Rachel Corell & Adam Zelin
Dianne Corriere
Jake Cotler
Courthouse News Service
Marjorie Cowley
Kari Crawley
Karen Crawley
Jane & Dan Cray
Crossword Nexus
Meredith Cruse
Joe Cupka
Emily Dalton Smith
Jeanne Dang
Viet Dao
Cameron De Robertis
Monica Declercq
Amanda Dennis
Amber Diehl
Alexandra Dolce
Seth Dorfman
Linda Dorman
Morgan Dover-Pearl
Michele L. Downie
Danielle Dunn
Vince Duque
Deirdre Durkan
Jill Durkin
Beth & David Dworkin
Sydney Dworkin
Rhonda El-Hachache
Marian Elliott-Westall
Jillian Ellis
Lauren Elsner
Carolina Enciso
Rattana Epley
Kyle Evans
Stella Fabinyi
Stephanie Fabro
Meghan Falcone
Linette Fan
Matthew Farrell
Maria Faruolo
Matt Feldman
Lindsey Fisher
Eileen Fogarty
Winnie Fong
Cindy Forman
Ross Francis
Steven Frattarola
David Freedland
Barb Fregoso-Caredio
Carol Fuchs & Martin Shafer
Terri Fukamaki-Walker & James Walker
Alexandra Garcia
Mary Rachel Gardner
Lucille Garrow
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Janiece Gatson
Theresa Gaydon
Linda Geiger
Margaret Gillespie
Clifford Gillman
Kevin Giser
Anuj Goel
Iris Goldsztajn
Katherine Gonzalez
Jeffrey Goodman
In memory of Rhoda Gordon
Garrett Gottesman
Donny Goulding
Edgar Granados
Chris Grant
Catherine Gray
Andreia Gray
Brandon Greeley
Gloria Greengard
Katie Greer
Michelle Greer
Shannon Gregory
Michelle Griest
Jane & Tom Grimes
Julia Grimm
Sarah Grogan
Courtney Gross
Christina Guevarra
Tami Guo
Pamela Halpern
Theresa Hancock
Fernanda Hang
Whit Hansen
Laura Hansen
Nancy Hargrow
Hardhi Harris
Lindsay Harrop
Rachel Harter
Kia Hayes
Linda Hayes
Jake Hellen
Jennifer Hendrickson
Nathan Henson
Amy Herman
Bernice Hernandez
Victoria Herrera
Suzanne & Lawrence Hess
Kathleen Ho
Courtney Holloway
Ken Hoo
Chris Hopgood
Tomoko Horie
Heather Horn
Randal Horowitz
Steven Horowitz
Tiffany Houghton
Nolan Housh
Matthew Housman
Barbara Howlin
Wallace Huang
Helen Hung
Kevin Hupp
Ali Husain
Kim Huynh
Zahra Jane Ismail
Jonathan Ito
Nicole Jabanoski
Vanessa Jackson
Jennifer Jackson
Alexander A. & Ruth E. Jacobson Charitable Foundation
Sue Jagodzinski
Jeremiah James II
Jennifer Jastrzab
Mona Javdan
Carlos Jimenez Salgado
Sarah Joanna
Ousman Jobe
Kim Johnson
Alexandre Johnson
Rita & Mark Johnson
Tiara Johnson
O'Dell Johnson
Colleen Jones
Nick Jones
Matthew Jones
Pamela Jones
Katie Jones
Debra & William Jones
Lucinda Joseph
Nailah Jumoke
Amelia Kacena
Caleb Kadletz
Dina Kampmeyer
Kelly Kanavas
Isabella Kanjanapangka
Wendy Kao
Sarah Kaplan
Elmira Karimova
Carol & Gerry Karmele
Amie Kashon
Mike Kendrick
Becca Kennedy
Jason Kenniston
Louise Keshaviah
Aanchal Khaneja
Jacqueline Khella
Jillian Kiernan
Meilani Kieu
SooJin Kim
Edward Klein
Stephen Klein
Kleiner Cohen Foundation
Derek Knight
Jo Koerner
Nicole Kong
Ingrid Koopman
Verna Krueger
Kwei Kuang Hsu & Green Shiaoching Hsueh
Barbara Kutzman
Sinh Lam
Jessica Lamour
Dan & Erin Lantz
Lisane Lapointe
Jameson Perrault
Lorri Perrault
Mia Perrault
Erik Larsen
Rhoda Lawrence
John Leal
Jeremy Lee
Tracy Lee
Yee Lee
Jessica Lee
Maggie Leung
Amy Levin
Fiona Li
Andy Liang
Jay Liebowitz
Carrie Liesenbein
Karen Lim
Jenny Lin
Wendy Linderholm
Winne Liu
Jane Lofton
Andrea Loney
MaryJo Lopez
Santos Loria
Karl Lott
Connie Luc
Sonia Jean Luna
David Luong
Bree Lutjens
Francesco Macchia
Ivory MacCracken-Sanders
Leah Mackinny-Buckley
Gordon MacMorran
Lorena Madrigal
MakeThinkers
Lisa Mandel
Claudia Mangels
Keith Mantia
Christina Mar
Cliff Marcus
Nick Marini
Joette Marks
Wendy Marquardsen
Chris Martin
Daniel Martinez
Tony Mastria
Kimiko Masuda Young
Shannon Mattingly
Mark May
Craig May
H. Michael May
M. Scott May
William May
Ken Mayne & Deborah LaFranchi
Aubrey McClure Campbell & Scott Campbell
Patrick McDivitt
Laura McDonald
Eric McGaw
Kyle McGovern
Lorraine McIntire
Timm McIntyre
McMaster-Carr
Diamond McNeil
Jonathan Mead
Lynn Menashe
Jose Mendez
Juan Mendoza
Dean Mengaziol
Microsoft
Callie Miller
Sydney Miller
Heather Miller
Cathy Millstein
Emily Miramontes
Brian Mitchell
Amol Mody
Cynthia Montes
Tulia Montes
Lori Moose
Greg Morishige
Charlotte Morris
Kristy & Sean Morris
Theodora Morris
Julie Moskovitz
Michael Musi
Sheryl Nakano
Catherine Nally
Nishant Narayan
Ariel Narkevicius
Judi-anne Nash
Patricia Nassos
Jon Nathanson
Claire Newman
Jordan Neysmith
Gladys Ng
Karen Ng
Terry Ng
Vinh Ngo
Daphne (Khanh) Ngo
Don Nguyen
Kim Nguyen
Phuc Nguyen
Kimberly Nguyen
Oaktree Capital Management
Ana & Ali Oktay
Lasoye Oladspo
Leah Olave
Kim Olsen
Jami Olson
Gabrielle Olya
Carrie & Charlie Orchard
Daissy Ornelas
Cathy Ostiller
James & Rosemarie Ostiller
Patricia Ostiller
Rick Ostiller
Melanie Overby
Lisandra Pagan
Grace Pai
Megan Panatier
Michael Panos
Michael Parks
Sonya Patel
Rossi Patel
Ian Peele
Gabrielle Penaranda
Lauren Penix
Nidia Peralta
Coral Peretz
David Perez
Dana Pero
Mia Perrault
Liana Pestana
Allison Pfeifer
Amanda Phillips
The Picture Book Club
Lauri & Jim Pierik
Heather Polubinski
Kimberly Powers
Ramana Prakash
Marilyn Prebul
Courtney Prince
Andy Provenzano
Puraj Puri
Emily & Jarrod Quon
Bill Rademaekers
Judith Raffel
Chauncey Raglin-Washington
Vinitha Ramanathan
Maria Ramirez-Adams
Anne Ramis
Adriana Ramos
Samuel Raycraft
Annabelle Rea
Shalini Reddy
Reed Family Foundation
Michelle Reeves
Ti Revak
Adam Riancho
David Rickard
Dylan Ris
Kathryn Ritchie
Susan Ritter
Alejandro Rivera
Jackie Rivera
Tanya Robinson
Juliana Rodgers
Jan Rodriguez
Raquel Rodriguez
Briana Romero
Cesar Romero
Glenn Rossney
Mariel Rubio
Evan Salop
Rosalind Salzman
Emily Sandersfeld
Tina Sanderson
Lauren Sanne
Cassandra Santiago-Amzallag
Lauren Sapolsky
Eileen Scahill
Jasmine Scales
Yvette Schaffer
Kaitlin Schluter
Ann Schwab
Genese Scott
Prince Selvage III
Bijal Shah
Neil Shah
Ruchira Shah
Bhupendra Shah
Briana Sharp
Sophie Shekarchian
Marshall Sherman
Kristin & Rich Shimano
Fatimah Shittu
Peter Sickbert-Bennett
Sharon Skinazi
Aldana Smith
Courtney Smythe
Tamara Sobel
Jackie Song
Jiani Song
Julia Stalder
Katherine Stalder
Kenneth Stalder
John Stavrakos
Julie Stephens
Sonia Stevenson
Kerry Stubbs
Samantha Summers
Jonathan Swansiger
Donald Sweetnam
David Sykora
Roxanne Sylora
Armin Szatmary
Laurie Szucs
Kevin Taber
Darren Takayesu
Tami Tarnow
Rebecca Taylor
Kathy Teal
Lourdes Teh
Stephanie & Cam Thai
Peter Thaler
Ashley Thomas
Stan Thompson
Morgan Thrower
Jonathan Tomlin
William Tortu
Jason Tran
Elisha Trundle
Hoa Truong
Zina Tsizee
Jhanae Tucker
Sasha Ulysse
Jaanhvi Vaidya
Vida Valderrama Jackson
Rina Varughese 
Kriththika Vasudevan
Selina Vazquez
Carli Velocci
Allie Veneers
Nicole Veneracion
Ceal Vignovich
Aparna Voleti
Anita Vora
Colin Walker
Ashley Wantland
Sarah Warisi
Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc.
Harriet Weaver
Janet Webb
Katrina Webb Mcneil
Les & Renata Werlin
Caitlin Whelan
Donna Whelan
Patrick White
Clayton White
Julie Whitesell
Jackie Wilcox
Joy Wilson
Kori Wilson
Sarah Wilson
Toni Wilson
Nikki Winston
Taylor Womack
Jade Wong
Charissa Wong
Katherine Woo
Julia Xu
Jennie Yamaki
Bob Yee
Liz Yoon
Stephanie Young Jamie Zagoria Miguel Zarco
Jason Zelin
Ning Zhou
Betsy Zimbalist
Annemarie & Richard Zimmerman
If your name should be included in this list, please contact us at info @ readingtokids.org to let us know.
Click for all* donors in 2016. 
(Please note that the 2016 list may not yet show recent Annual Fund Drive contributors.)

 How to Participate

Donate by check:
  Please click here to submit a pledge form to Reading to Kids and then mail your donation to:
  Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Boulevard, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Donate Online via PayPal:
(no PayPal account required)
 
 
 
More Donation Options...
  Click here to review more donation options, including (1) setting up a recurring credit card donation,
(2) listing items for sale on eBay with some of the proceeds going to Reading to Kids,
(3) registering your grocery store club cards through eScrip and Ralphs, and
(4) registering for FREE with Amazon Smile to donate 0.5% of your Amazon.com purchases to Reading to Kids!

 
Help us Fundraise!
  Supporters who would like to encourage family and friends to donate to Reading to Kids can use our Reading to Kids donor sheet OR share our Reading to Kids Cause.

Click here for additional fundraising materials, including a sample email to send to family and friends!

 What Can Your Dollars Buy?

Here are some examples* of how your contribution can make a difference in the lives of the young readers we work with each month:
$5 4 take-home prize books for participating kids
$18 15 take-home prize books for participating kids
$50 4 hardcover read-aloud books
$125 100 take-home prize books for participating kids
$250 20 hardcover read aloud books
$400 1 month worth of read-aloud books at one school
$625 500 take-home prize books for participating kids
$850 All of the reading club expenses (books, supplies, and food) for month of reading clubs at one school
$1,250 1,000 take-home prize books for participating kids
$10,000 All of the reading club expenses (books, supplies, and food) for one year of reading clubs at one school
*Note: All prices and purchases are approximations that illustrate the cost of these items for Reading to Kids
Special thanks to our top fundraiser Angels in 2016!

Become a Reading to Kids Angel by gathering at least 5 donations!

Matthew Jones
(28 Donors, $2,762 so far)

Kosha Patel
(23 Donors, $591 so far)

Mark May
(14 Donors, $6,025 so far)

Patrick White
(4 Donors, $565 so far)

Heather Miller
(8 Donors, $260 so far)

Check back soon for more Angels!