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Reading to Kids 2017 Annual Fund Drive!
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Our goal is to raise $55,000 from 550 donors.

Totals to date: $17,638 from 251 donors

Share the wonder of reading by making a contribution to Reading to Kids' 2017 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, 371 Reading to Kids volunteers read to 824 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 2017 Annual Fund Drive Participants!
Mary Abdo
Sana Ahmed
Ashley Ajayi
Rebecca Aldana
Beth Alexander
Bryant Alvarado
Kelli Amirnovin
Alexandrina Andre
Anonymous (2)
Linda & Kenneth Antonioli
Karen Badon
Jake Bakke
Martha Balkan
Ken Barnard
Kelly Benton-Klein
Anika Berde
Susan Berger
Jean Blazey
Katharine Boone
Kat Boyd
Iliana Brenes
Beatrice Breslaw
Joey Brown
Sharon Brown
Jessica Brown-Clark
Julia Buck
Haylie Burch
Michael Burke
Emelie Burnette
David Callahan
Nancy Camacho
Tanya Carabio
Racheal Caswell
Ananias Chairez
Jennifer Chang
Omar Chavez
Jackie Chavira
Jamie Chazen
Toni Childers
Russell Chittenden
Josi Chow
Paul Chung
Alexis & Jesse Clift
Carrie Cook
Rachel Corell & Adam Zelin
Molly Creeden
Yma Dandridge
Jeanne Dang
James Dekay
Chloe Ditzel
Roelisa Dudang
Joanna Duff
Eli Edelson
Carolina Enciso
Scott Erickson
Adrianna Espinoza
Tashia Finley
Veronica Fuog
Theresa Gaydon
Andrew Gelfeld
Bill Gelfeld
Rebecca Gimple
Carrie Goggans
Miriam Grabher
Jaimi Gray
Karen Green
Shannon Gregory
Stephanie Haber
Casey Hackett
Shaena Hall
Eutha Hankinson
Mark Harrison
Sivilay Henry
Vera Herbert
Bernice Hernandez
Victoria Herrera
Lesley Hopkins
Tomoko Horie
Heather Horn
Susan Hunt
Mohammad Hussain
IBM
Melissa Ingram
Jeremiah James
Mona Javdan
Mariana Jimenez
Katie Jones
Debi Jones
Andy & Nick Jones-Liang
Lucinda Joseph
Amelia Kacena
Elmira Karimova
Amie Kashon
Patrick Keeley
Becca & Dan Kennedy
Nachi Keta
Ariel King
Edward J. Klein
Kleiner Cohen Foundation
Karen Ko
Erin Koning
Ingrid Koopman
Eva Kouassi
Paula Kuhns
Sinh Lam
Linda Lang
Shirley Lantz
Bob Lapin
Samuel Laskey
Lauren Lawson
June Le
John Leal
Natalie Ledwell
Jessica Lee
Autumn Lee
Maggie Leung
Chase Levy
Greg Lewis
David Lieberman
Jenny Lin
Grace Lin
Julia Lisa
Andrea Loney
David Luong
Kaitlin Lurquin
Johnson Ma
Vanitha Mahalingam
Yee-Lum Mak
Samantha Mardyla
Chris Martin
Carole Martin
Daniel Martinez
Raul Martinez
Tony Mastria
Sofia & Stephen Matthews
Tonita Mays
Paula Mcclellan
Candice McFadyen
Margi McFadyen
Nubia Melendez
Dean Mengaziol
Aleema Michal
Callie Miller
Tonya Miller
Preema Modi
Francisco Montes
Cynthia Montes
Jessica Morgan
Shelagh Moriarty
Julie Moskovitz
Moses Negus
Brandon Neslund
Tina Newsome
Karen Ng
Dee Nguyen
Dalena Nguyen
Kimberly Nguyen
Jenna Nicholson
Joy Nicolini
Ebba Oestereng
Casey Ohashi
Vicki Ohliger
Jami Olson
Carrie & Charlie Orchard
Cathy Ostiller
James & Rosemarie Ostiller
Richard Ostiller
Lisandra Pagan
Phyllis Palineckhouse
Luz Parada
Yatin Parkhani
Kosha Patel
Julia Patterson
Gabrielle Penaranda
Michael Peterson
Jeremy Peterson
Theresa Phan
Conner Plant
Michael Porter
Kimberly Powers
Maria Prado
Marilyn Prebul
Andy Provenzano
Jennifer Quintero
Michael Raley
Diane Randgaard
Marlene Rapkin
Jane Rascoff
Reed Family Foundation
Janiece Richard
David Rickard
Susan Ritter
Glenn Rossney
Mariel Rubio
Rosalind Salzman
Melissa Sanders
Emily Sandersfeld
Jeff Sargeant
Jennifer Sarkisian
Eileen Scahill
Kelly Schmit
Jamie Schreiber
Casey Schuman
Prince Selvage
Benjamin Shea
Rich & Kristin Shimano
Fatimah Shittu
Iliza Shlesinger
Daniel Silverberg
Marco Solis
Angela Sonner
Ian Sotomayor
Sonia Stevenson
Stephanie Suntwanuparp
Ann Dee Sutton
Ella Tabasky
Duke Tackie
Nondumiso Tembe
Stan Thompson
Ainos Ting
Robin Torres
Bill Tortu
Christine Tringale
Jaanhvi Vaidya
Mark Valente
Alex Vargo
Valery Vasquez
Lucy Vay
Selina Vazquez
Jennifer Vercelli
Jean Vondras
Maya Walker
Zhirui Wang
Zachary Warma
Harriet Weaver
Sophia Weiss
Patrick White
Clayton White
Jackie Wilcox
Kerry Willemsen
Jessica Williams
Anne Williams
Julienne Wills
Kori Wilson
Candace Wong
Kristin Wu
Frank Wuts
Jennie Yamaki
Ayae Yamamoto
Cheryl Yosowitz & Shaun Zaken
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 2017. 
(Please note that the 2017 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 2017!

Become a Reading to Kids Angel by gathering at least 10 donations!

Check back soon for more Angels to be listed here!

Toni Childers
(10 Donors, $25 so far)