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Reading to Kids 2020 Annual Fund Drive!
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Our goal is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors.

Totals to date:
$4,798 from 54 donors

Help kids stay connected through books by contributing to Reading to Kids' 2020 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. Twenty one years later across eight elementary partner schools, an average of 287 Reading to Kids volunteers read to 554 children each month up to February, with an average of 91 volunteers reading to 253 children since we began using Zoom in May!

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! Reading to Kids appears to be one of the few extracurricular activities available to students right now.

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 donating to Reading to Kids today.

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 @

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to Our 2020 Annual Fund Drive Participants!
Aina Abad
Mary Abdo
Rene Amy
Alexandrina Andre
Alyson Beckman
Patricia Briggs
Jessica Brown-Clark
Robyn Chew
Eric Dunlap
Jill Durkin
Ryan Erickson-Kulas
Mark Evans
Jeremy Falcone
Nathaniel Greene
Gloria Greengard
Christina Guevarra
Bernice Hernandez
Heather Horn
Shabnum & Ali Husain
Mona Javdan
Katie Jones
Kleiner Cohen Foundation
Erick Lankey
Dan Lantz
Alexa Leyvas
Bryan Lucas
Christopher Martin
Raul Martinez
Laura McDonald
Michelle Moore
Kristy & Sean Morris
Jami Olson
Cathy Ostiller
James & Rosemarie Ostiller
Ryan Ostiller
Richard Ostiller
Patricia Ostiller in honor of Jim Ostiller
Satya Persaud
Janiece Richard
Margaret Robinette
Karoline Saffi
Melissa Sanders
Emily Sandersfeld
Stephanie Suntwanuparp
Ashley Tabaddor
Stephen Taylor
Stephanie Thai
Kelsey Thomas
Stan Thompson
Kincaid Walker
Janet Webb
Jennifer Willis
Kori Wilson
Betsy Zimbalist
If your name should be included in this list, please contact us at info @ to let us know.

 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)
If using the PayPal app on your phone, send money to

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 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 2020!

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

Check back soon for our first Angels to be listed here!