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Reading to Kids 2018 Annual Fund Drive!
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Our goal is to raise $55,000 from 550 donors.

Totals to date: $60,043 from 678 donors

Grow their love of reading by making a contribution to Reading to Kids' 2018 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. Nineteen years later, on average, 356 Reading to Kids volunteers read to 712 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 2018 Annual Fund Drive Participants!
Mary Abdo
Rachel Acker
Lessa Acosta
Raymond Adams
Sana Ahmed
Michelle Ahnn
Beth Alexander
Guyanne Alexis
Michael Amador
Brooke Amaral
Ericka Ancien
Arielle Anderson
Orletha Anderson
Paul Anderson
Jill Ann
Anonymous (11)
Pamela Anton
Linda Antonioli
Jeannie Arneson
Mary Auth
Heather & Jason Axe
Denise & Edward Ayer
Michael Bachmann
Christin Backley
Karen Badon
Hope Baker
Martha Balkan
Mark Ballou
Donis Bankhead
Jennifer Baptiste
Steve Baumgartner
Ken Barnard
Michelle Barnes
Yessica Barrios
Kristi Barron
Kim Beaty
Bob Beauregard
Alyson Beckman
Crystal Bedford
Rachel Belden
Sarai Benitez
Diana Benitez
Kelly Benton-Klein
Kelly Berardi
Anika Berde
Susan Berger
Kathryn Bergh
Marqui Besneatte
Blanche Blachman
Rochel Blachman
Katharine Boone
Kat Boyd
Sarah Boyd
Andrew Bradburn
Dalet Brady
Henry Brandon
Ken Breitag
Iliana Brenes
Annie Brewster
Andrea Briceno
Patricia Briggs
Carolyn Broner
Heather Brooks
Marcia Brooks
Patrick Brown
Sharon Brown
Anthony Brown
Jessica Brown-Clark
Jennifer Buchholz
Julia Buck
Joe Bucz
Stephanie Bueno
Mat Burnett
Emelie Burnette
Jennifer Burt
Krysten Burton
Kelly Buxton
Jill Bywell
Heidy Caceres
David Callahan
Katy Campbell
Scott Campbell
Casandra Campeas
Veronica Campos
Frank Cannata
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation corporate matching gift
Ava Carberry
Anna Carlos
Linda Castillo
Jocelyn Castro
Connie Castro
Racheal Caswell
Katherine Cerniglia
Ann Chaffey
Bonnie Chan
Robbie Chance
Victor Chao
Cameron Chase
Jamie Chazen
Adam Chazen
Oscar Chen
David Cheney
Sarah Chester
Robyn Chew
Lauren Chiang
Jeannine Childers
Russell Chittenden
Jessica Chong
Soyoon Choo
Josi Chow
Paul Chung
David Chung
Renee Ciocca
Dave Clennon
Tami Clifford
Lauren Coe
Kate Coke
Wanda Colar
Carrie Cook
Rachel Corell & Adam Zelin
Elizabeth Corey
Fabricio Correa
Darrel Cory
Jamie Costello
Annette Counts
Lynda Crawford
Ran Craycraft
Molly Creeden
Sara Cross
Meredith Cruse
Amy Cruz
Patty Cunningham
Joseph Cupka
Steven Currie
Jackie D'Almeida
Yma Dandridge
Thomas Daniels
Ona Danielson
Viet Dao
Steve Day
Robert De La Guerra
Lauren De Sa
Jessica DeBonville
Monica Declercq
Jamey DeKay
Vanessa Del Muro
Judith Dempster
Charles Diggins
Robert Dimitri
Ruth Mary & Alfonso Diy
Ana Dominguez
Doofl Foundation
Seth Dorfman
M. L. Downie
Ree Drummond
Roelisa Dudang
Eric Dunlap
Ellen & Glenn Dunlap
Peter Dunn
Nikki Duplessis
Jill Durkin
Sarah Effinger
Kristina Eipl
Brad Epstein
Samantha Erin-Barragar
Gabriel Esmailian
Maria Espinoza
Sharon Fain
Neyssan Falahi
Linette Fan
Diana Favarisova
Ashley Fick
Vanessa Fiore
Mike Foodman
Faren Foster
Sherry Franzino
Steven Frattarola
David Freedland
Heather Frey
Eric Fuerstein
Caroline Fung
Robert Garcia
Veronica Garcia
Gilbert Garcia
Ryan Gardner
Lisa Giaffo
Dawn Gibson
Clifford Gillman
Rebecca Gimple
Howard Gimple
Jennifer Gjurashaj
Caroline Glass
Jill Goerdt
Mary Goldberg
Dyana Goldman
Brian Gonzalez
Jeff Goodman
Melody Goodman
Myrna Goodman
Mary Ellen Gorski
Gloria Gortarez
Alex Governatori
Mechell Graham
Jennifer Grannis
Jaimi Gray
Karen Green
Maria Green
Gloria Greengard
Mark Greenwood
Christina Guevarra
Jinghan Guo
Casey Hackett
Heather Haight
Gabriela Hanna
Stephanie Hanses
Alicia Harabin
Therese Hardy
Hardhi Harris
Krista Harris
Lindsay Harrop
Nat Hawkins
Paul Heinzman
Jen Hendrickson
Sivilay Henry
Veronica Herbert
Edgar Hernandez
Bernice Hernandez
Samantha Hernandez
Suzanne & Lawrence Hess
Chad Hill
Patrick Hirsch
Kathleen Ho
Casey Hogan
Ken Hoo
Brandon Hook
Cindy Hopping
Tomoko Horie
Heather Horn
Tina Hou-Imerman
Nolan Housh
Kevin Housman
Matthew Housman
Sophia Hsieh
Jean Huang
Justin Huang
Wallace Huang
Leslie-Anne Huff
Jake Hull
Gretchen Humbert
Helen Liu & Hin Chiu Hung
Susan Hunt
Carrie Hunter
Shabnum & Ali Husain
IBM
Heather Imerman
Gino In
Mireya Ingham
Bob Inman
Kristen Irvin
Tara Ison
Jonathan Ito
Serrena Iyer
Stefanie Izquierdo
Doreen Jackson
Jennifer Jackson
Sue Jagodzinski
Jennifer Jastrzab
Joyce Jastrzab
Mona Javdan
Foluke Jeboda
Meera Jogani
Christine Johnson
Cora Johnson
Kim Johnson
Lynn Johnson
Rita & Mark Johnson
Tiara Johnson
Damilola Jolayemi
Matthew Jones
Katie Jones
Pamela Jones
Andy & Nick Jones-Liang
Anna-Marie Josue
James Jovanovich
Amelia Kacena
Bilal Kaiser
McKenzie Kaiser
Mudila Kangulungu
Isabella Kanjanapangka
Jeff Kanjanapangka
Elmira Karimova
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation
Pat Keeley
Kathleen Kelliher
Becca Kennedy
Daniel Kennedy
Andrew Kenoff
Esther Kim
Soo Jin Kim
Jennifer Kim
So Young Kim
So Kim
Karen Kiss
Edward J. Klein
Kleiner Cohen Foundation
Mollie Knute
Lisa Kodmur
Stephanie Koenig
Jo Koerner
Tim Koerner
Tom Koerner
Peter Kolade
Nicole Kong
Ingrid Koopman
Jim Kordis
Paula Kuhns
Carrie Kusyk
Melanie Kwiatkowski
Yeil Kyung
Karen Landaverde
Lance Lanfear
Linda Lang
Erick Lankey
Dan & Erin Lantz
Elena Lanza
Lisane Lapointe
Alicia Lara
Alex Lark
Brady Lark
Samuel Laskey
James Laskey
David Laskey
Beth Laskey
Fred Leach
John Leal
Sean Lee
Sunny Lee
Edith Leung
Maggie Leung
Ida Levenson
Tiana Lewis
Carrie Liesenbein
Grace Lin
Connie Lin
Wendy Linderholm
Qianwei Liu
Anna Locke
Jane Lofton
Andrea Loney
Judy Low
Cat Lukaszewski
Kathleen Lungren Jobe
Marilyn Lustik
Chris Luttrell
Teresa Lyon
Leah Mackinny-Buckley
Gordon MacMorran
Ronae Madrid
Paul Maletich
Lisa Mandel
Ambarish Manepalli
Samantha Mardyla
Chris Martin
Emily Martin
Destiny Martin
Martin-Creeden Fund
Raul Martinez
Daniel Martinez
Moises Martinez
Paul Martinez
Jenny Martinez
Laura Martino
Melissa Mason
Maribeth Mason
Tony Mastria
Diana Mastushima
Linda Matias
Craig May
H. Michael May
Mark May
Scott & Wendy May
May Brothers
Ken Mayne & Deborah LaFranchi
Dianna McCann
Patrick McDivitt
Jodie Mcdonald
Lorraine McIntire
John Mcketta
Shaun Mclaren
Brenda McLaughlin
Lisa Marie McLaughlin
Brian McNeil
Meredith McOlvin
Jonathan Mead
Sony Mehdi
Nubia Melendez
Jose Mendez
Farah Merani
Ja-Shin Mercado
Carol Merrill-Mirsky
Jessica Mershon
David Mesloh
Jennifer Messam
Mira Metry
Angie Meyer
Camila Meza
Danny Miller
Callie Miller
Brian Mitchell
Claire Mitchell
Preema Modi
Amol Mody
Alesia Molina
Cynthia Montes
Tulia Montes
Karen Moore
Lori Moose
Stephanie Morales
Shelagh Moriarty
Greg Morishige
Sean & Kristina Morris
Theodora Morris
Julie Moskovitz
Omar Murphy
Michael Muson
Christina Musrey
Chris Nabers
Sheryl Nakano
Netflix (corporate match)
Daphne Ngo
Bonnie Ngo
Grace Ngobeni
Dalena Nguyen
Kimberly & Anthony Nguyen
Kaitlynn Nicole
Tina Nides
Xuyue Niu
Andrew Nordin
Nordstrom Employee Charitable Match Program
Alfredo Novoa
Vicki & Thomas Ohliger
Ana & Ali Oktay
Jami Olson
Sherrick O'Quinn
Carrie & Charlie Orchard
Marjorie Ornston
Thomas Osborne
Anne Oshetsky
Cathy Ostiller
Jim & Rosemarie Ostiller
Karen Ostiller
Patricia Ostiller
Nick Ostiller
Megan Ostiller
Ryan Ostiller
Kimberly Ostiller
Rick Ostiller
Kayla Ostiller
Lindsey Owens
Lisandra Pagan-Malik
James Papilla
Pat Partida
PayPal Giving Fund
Trina Peng
Megan Penn
Natasha Peralta
Tanya Perez
David Perez
Kimberly Perplies
April Peterson
Huong Viet Pham
Lauri Pierik
Christopher Porter
Shaina Poulard
Isabelle Poupeau
Kim Powers
Ramana Prakash
Andy Provenzano
Devon Provo
Lena Purtu
Amy Quan Busslinger
Jessica Quesada
Anne Ramis
Joe Ramsey
Jake Randall
Diane Randgaard
Rapkin Family Charitable Fund
Thomas Rasera
Annabelle Rea
Shalini Reddy
Reed Family Foundation
Michelle Reeves
Racquel Reid
Andy Relis
Jill Remez
Melissa Repking
Andrea Reyes
Janiece Richard
David Rickard
Erin Riegel
Chris Riggi
Herbert Rim
Kaitlyn & Sean Riordan
Kathryn Ritchie
Susan Ritter
Jackie Rivera
Victoria Rocha
Albert Rodriguez
Raquel Rodriguez
Jennifer Rogers
Julissa Romero
Hana Rosenbaum
Amanda Rosette
Patrice Ross
Glenn Rossney
Alexis Roth
Elvia Rubio
Mariel Rubio
Brad Rumble
Roz Salzman
Jenny Sampson
Emily Sanchez Ignacio
Nick Sanders
Emily Sandersfeld
Thomas & Rebecca Santry
SAP Software Solutions
Jennifer Sarkissian
Brooke Saul
Jason Sauz
Eileen Scahill
Meg Schave
Lynette Scheid
Liesl Schleusener
Kaitlin Schluter
Tom Schneider
Allison Schumacher
Tammy Schumacher-Konick
Casey Schuman
William & Ann Schwab
Brandon Schwartz
Brian Schwartz
Genese Scott
Prince Selvage III
Ina Setiadji
Dia & Greg Shaffer
Janet Shaffer
Kirk Shaffer
Neil Shah
Briana Sharp
Heather Shawn
Nadia Sheen
Ben Shepard
Marlena Sheridan
Sarah Sherman
Ben Shields
Joanne Shimada
Rich & Kristin Shimano
Susan Shioya
Thamila Silva
David Sitarski
Daphne Slater-Yemofio
Aldana Smith
Jason Smith
Robin Smyers
Tamara Sobel
Marco Solis
Lars Sorensen
Abby Southam
Laurie St. Clare
Julia Stalder
Will Stephens
Elizabeth Stewart
Karen Strassman
Zoe & William Stubbeman
Whitney Sturdy
Jonathan Sy
David Sykora
Marilyn & Armin Szatmary
Ashley Tabaddor
Crystina Tamayo
Kathy Teal
Atul Teckchandani
Lourdes Teh
Stephanie Thai
Jonas Thom
Anne Marie Thomas
Jody Thomas
Stan Thompson
Martin Thompson
Mark Thompson & Gabriela Mendola
Tomoko Thorpe
Morgan Thrower
Jon Tomlin and Elaine Lu
Del Tongret
Sarah Jo Torgrimson
Mary Lou Torre
Christina Tran
Jason Tran
William Tran
David Trifiletti
Anjelica Triola
Jessica Tritsch
Tr3ybrooks' Store
Jessica Tsuruda
Treva Tyler
Andrew Vahey
Jaanhvi Vaidya
Sienna VanGelder
Jill Vaughan
Lucy Vay
Selina Vazquez
Brian Veasman
Lisa Veasman
Terri Veasman
Jonathan Velasco
Joy Vest
Ceal Vignovich
Celeste Voce
Jean Vondras
Michelle Vu
Jane Wachs
Sarah Warisi
Rasheeda Washington
Janet Webb
Katrina Webb
Fuyun Wei
Amy Weinberger
Randi Weiner
Rebecca Weinreich
Arthur Weinwurm
Maddy Weinwurm Imerman
Sophie Weiss
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
Caroline Werlin
Caitlin Whelan
Clayton White
Daniel White
Joel White
Patrick White
Sarah White
Jackie Wilcox
Aletha Wild
Angela Wilkins
Janice Williams
Katie Williams
Jennifer Willis
Kori Wilson
Chris Wilson
Jeff Winikow
Martha Winterhalter
Jim Witoszynski
Shelby Wong
Susan Wong
Emily Wu
Julia Xu
Bob Yee
Meggie Yildirim
Elizabeth Yoon
Jessica Yoon
Susan Yoshimura
Kimiko Young
Eunice Yum
Sherry Zambrano
Jason Zelin
Richard Zervakos
Kay Ziesche
Betsy Zimbalist
Mike 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 2018. 
(Please note that the 2018 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 Fundraise for us on Facebook.

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 2018!

Jen Hendrickson
(6 Donors, $200)

Heather Imerman
(25 Donors, $1,328)

Matthew Jones
(35 Donors, $3,451)

Isabella Kanjanapangka
(9 Donors, $220)

Todd Koerner
(8 Donors, $367)

Samuel Laskey & Rebecca Gimple
(22 Donors, $527)

Mark May
(43 Donors, $8,940)

Alesia Molina
(13 Donors, $722)

Jim Ostiller
(10 Donors, $590)

Prince Selvage
(16 Donors, $350)

Patrick White
(4 Donors, $140)