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Reading to Kids 2021 Annual Fund Drive!
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Our goal is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors.

Totals to date:
$74,618 from 484 donors

Help us open a new chapter by contributing to Reading to Kids' 2021 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 two years later across eight elementary partner schools, an average of 287 Reading to Kids volunteers read to 554 children each month prior to the pandemic, with an average of 86 volunteers reading to 226 children since we began using Zoom in May 2020!

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 consistently available to students during the ongoing pandemic.

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 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 @ readingtokids.org.

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to Our 2021 Annual Fund Drive Participants!
Irene A.
Aina Abad
Abbott Laboratories - EGC
Mary Abdo
Raymond Adams
Agency Guacamole LLC
Karen Aguirre
Michelle Ahnn
Jeanine Alberto
Alisa Alexander
Kevin Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander
Paul Allen
Karen Allen
Paula Alvarez Rodriguez
Brooke Amaral
Rene Amy
Paul & Mary Anderson
Anonymous (9)
Maria Aranda
Tzveta Arbuckle
Rebecca Arvanites
AT&T
Mary Auth
Holly Axe
Jason Axe
Shannon Babcook
Karen Badon
Rhea Barawid
Katrina Barney (in honor of Frederica Barney)
Michelle Bates
Steve Baumgartner
Gregoria Bautista
Alyson Beckman
Preston Beckman
Andrea Beinhaker
Susan Berger
Patricia Bergey
Kathryn Bergh
Marqui Besneatte
Nicole & Michael Best
Nina Bingham
Stephen Black
Elizabeth Bluestein
Micki Boden
Jeff Boehm
Stella Bogan
Darcie Boschee
Kimmerly Brady
Christina Branom
Robby Branom
Mark Branom
Meghan Brener
Steven Bridges
Heather Brooks
Anthony Brown
Jessica Brown-Clark
Julia Buck
Amber Buggs
David Burns
Jennifer Burt
Nancy Camacho
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation corporate matching gift
Mary Grace Casaul
Mary Castro
Tina Cha
Monica Chakmian
Cameron Chase
Eric Chen
David Cheney
Sarah Chester
Robyn Chew
Russell Chittenden
Jessica Chong
Jo Ying Jane Chow
Ben Chulaluxsiriboon
LaVonne Clark
Michelle Clemente
Tami Clifford
Lindsay Cohen
Darcy Coleman
Talethe Collins
Tish Collins
Kim Comeaux
Susan Connolly
Rachel Corell & Adam Zelin
Whitley Corrin
Brittany Cox
Meredith Cruse
Steven Currie
Danielle Currin
Christopher Danby
Patricia Daniels
Lesley Daniels
Deckers
James Dekay
Paul Dergarabedian
Alfonso Diy
Seth Dorfman
Michele Downie
Diane Duffy
Damon Dunbar
Ellen Dunlap
Eric Dunlap
Jessica Dunning
Jill Durkin
Brad Dushkin
Leland Dushkin
Lauren Edelstein
Sarah Edwards
Sarah Effinger
Cindy Elder
Elevate Public Affairs LLC
Tina Epstein
Samantha Erin Barragar
Evangeline Everly
Tiffany Ezuma
Sharon Fain
Raul Fernandez
Christine Foust
Jonathan Franco
Steve Frattarola
Marilyn Fried
Amelia Friedman
Tanja Friedrich
Patrick Friel
Juliana Fuqua
Robert Garcia
GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Bill Gelfeld
Lisa Giaffo
Karen Glass
Adam Goldberg
Howard Goldstein
Jeffrey Goodman
Google
Michelle Green
Gloria Greengard
Kathryn Green-Holmes
Lauren Greenspon Linthicum
Mark Greenwood
Tom & Dana Grogan
Martin Gross
Luke Guerin
Christina Guevarra
Courtney Guy
Melanie Haner Reynolds
Kristina Harper-Collins
Kirstin Harper-Smith
Octavia Harris
Dan Harrison
Rachel Harter
Carla Hawkes
Nat Hawkins
Nichole Heilbron
Paul Heinzman
Luana Hemaloto
Jennifer Hendrickson
Dava & Bruce Hendrickson
David Hendryx
Veronica Herbert
Bernice Hernandez
Suzanne Hess
Marie Hillary
Cindy Ho
Kathleen Ho
Jamie Holloway
Christine Holmes
Yeon-Mee Hong
Ken Hoo
Hope Share Care Foundation
Haley Horaney
Heather Horn
Sophia Hsieh
Karena Huang
Wallace Huang
Gretchen Humbert
Helen and Hin Hung
The Hung Family Charitable Fund (in memory of James Ostiller)
Ali & Shabnum Husain
Linda Huynh
Sulistiyo Indah
Robert Inman
Tara Ison
Jonathan Ito
Jennifer Jackson
Barbara Jacobs
Joyce Jastrzab
Jennifer Jastrzab
Mona Javdan
Tracy Jimenez
Helen Joffe
Kim Johnson
Rita Johnson
Katie Jones
Pamela Jones
Matthew Jones
Amber Kabala
Amelia Kacena
Ashley Kallberg
Howard Kamins
Isabella Kanjanapangka
Amie Kashon
Frank Kendrick
Jason Kenniston
Paul Keo
Kimberlee Kidd
Sung Kim
Lauren King
Robert Kirkland
Karen Kiss
Kleiner Cohen Foundation
Lorrie Klimoski
Julia Ariana Knezevic
Lisa Kodmur
Jo Koerner
Erica Kolsrud
Nicole Kong
Ingrid Koopman
Harry Korine
Cassie Kornblau
Tim Koss
Mary Koss
Meriden Kotelec
Judith & Barry Kritzberg
Paula Kuhns
Robby Lamb
Robert Lamb
Erick Lankey
Dan & Erin Lantz
James Larson
Katie Leb
Sunny Lee
Cynthia Lepo
Maggie Leung
Charisse Lewis
Alexa Leyvas
Carrie Liesenbein
Wendy Linderholm
Shirley Liu
Mike Lloyd
Niel Loeb
Jane Lofton
Andrea Loney
Timothy Loranger
Judy Low
Connie Luc
Jan Luymes
Gordon MacMorran
Susan Madden
Cheryl Mahaffey
Marlise Malkames
Elizabeth Mallea
Lisa Mandel
Barbara Mansfield
Samantha Mardyla
Christopher Martin
Carole Martin
Raul Martinez
Melissa Mason
Tony Mastria
The Maurice Amado Foundation
Mark May
Scott May
Craig May
Ken Mayne
Denise McCree
Patrick McDivitt
Sean McDonell
Lorraine McIntire
Megan McNamara
Megan McWenie
Jonathan Mead
Angela Megrey
Jenny Messam
Kara Mickelson
Callie Miller
Kevin Miller
C Derick Miller
Monica Miller
Nineli Mirabian
Brian Mitchell
Amol Mody
Christina Moon
James Moon
Matt Mooney
Claire Morales
Shelagh Moriarty
Greg Morishige
Sean Morris
Joy Morrow
Julie Moskovitz
Brenda Murphy
Mike Muson
Christina Musrey
Sheryl Nakano
Nish Narayan
Russ Nash
Alex Nesbitt
Harry Ness
Netflix
Jordan Neysmith
Alvina Ng
Sandy Nguyen
Dalena Nguyen
Niantic
Tina Nides
Marcia Noone
Israel not provided
Marsha Novak
Ann Oh
Vicki Ohliger
Erica-Anne Okamura
Noah Oken-berg
Joy Okon
Ali Oktay
Jami Olson
Laylim Ong
Masako Onishi
Carrie & Charlie Orchard
Ryan Ostiller
Nick Ostiller
Cathy Ostiller (in memory of James Ostiller & Cliff Marcus)
Karen Ostiller (in memory of James Ostiller)
Rosemarie Ostiller (in memory of James Ostiller)
Rick Ostiller (in memory of James Ostiller)
Lisandra Pagan-Malik
Grace Pai
Pamela Pamela Anton
Sandra Park
Deborah Pasachoff
Claudia Patino
Juan Pedroza
Kylee Pena
David Perez
Linda Peterson
April Peterson
Melissa Phelps
PlayStation Cares
Zondra Pointer
Leah Popp
Kimberly Powers
Ramana Prakash & Shalini Reddy
Heide Preiss
Monica Ramos
Abigail Raney
Rapkin Family Charitable Foundation
Annabelle Rea
Michelle Reeves
Shayna Resnick
Andrea Reyes
Rebecca Reyes
Ana Rey-Oktay
Nina Ricci Breen
Janiece Richard
David Rickard
Luci Ridolfo
Kathryn Ritchie
Jacqueline Rivera
Meghan Robinson
Stephanie Robinson Goldstine
Roblox
Eileen Rochford
Michael Rooney
Kathy Rowe
Mariel Rubio
McKenzie Ryan Kaiser
Karoline Saffi
Barbara & Evan Salop
Roz Salzman
Nicola San Juan
Jessica Sanabria
Liset Sanchez
Melissa Sanders
Emily Sandersfeld
Jake Santiago
Tom Santry
Eileen Scahill
Lynette Scheid
Casey Schuman
Ann Schwab
Genese Scott
May Sebel
Prince Selvage III
Bijal Shah
Dean Sharp
Briana Sharp
Sara Sheibley
Ben Shields
Kristin & Rich Shimano
Susan Shioya
Erica Sigler
Carrie Silvano
Ellie Skiba
Daphne Slater-Yemofio
Jen Smith
Smoot Family Fund
Line Sorensen
Lars Sorensen
Ranjini Srikantiah
Abigail Stacey
Julia Stalder
Robert Starin
Michael Stark
Carly Stein
Mandy Stern
Jonathan Stern
Sonia Stevenson
Heather Stillman
Zoe and Bill Stubbeman
Ellen Sugerman
Hideka Suzuki
Elizabeth Swanson
Donald Sweetnam
David Sykora
Marilyn & Armin Szatmary
Ashley Tabaddor
Elizabeth Taglang
Victoria Tandiono
Karin Tawney
Stephen Taylor
Brent Taylor
Kathy Teal
Lourdes Teh
Stephanie Thai
Peter Thaler
Regina Thomas
Stanley Thompson
Shantail Thompson
Cece Tio
Julie To
Marci Todd
Jon Tomlin
Tr3ybrooks’ Store
Dave Trifiletti
Jessica Tritsch
Jaanhvi Vaidya
Michele Van Gelderen
Amaly Vang
Shreya Varra
Tulia Vazquez Montes
Rosalie Villapando
Mercedita Villegas
Alexandra Vo
Alexandra Vohra
Edward Vokolek
Jean & John Vondras
Stephanie Vondras
David Waldkirch
Tessa Walker
Janet Webb
Caroline Werlin
Les Werlin
West Monroe Partners
Clayton White
Jackie Wilcox
Brittany Wilson
Sarah Winningham
Kevin Winters
Ray Wisbrock
The Wonderful Company Foundation
Shelby Wong
Jennie Yamaki
Lijie Yang
Morgan Yarnoff
Bob Yee
Elizabeth Yoon
Susan Yoshimura
Kimiko Young
Courtney Young
Emily Yunker
Rory Zacher
Jason Zelin
David Zimbalist
Betsy & Stewart Zimbalist
Annemarie & Richard Zimmerman
If your name should be included in this list, please contact us at info @ readingtokids.org 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 paypal@readingtokids.org

 
Help us Fundraise!
  Supporters who would like to become one of our 2021 fundraising Angels by encouraging 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!

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!

 

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 13 take-home prize books for participating kids
$50 4 hardcover read-aloud books
$135 100 take-home prize books for participating kids
$250 20 hardcover read aloud books
$400 1 month worth of read-aloud books at one school
$675 500 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
$1,350 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 2021!

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

Matthew Jones
(30 Donors, $3,276)

Christina Branom
(6 Donors, $295)

BTS ARMY
(in honor of BTS/BTS)
(77 Donors, $3,767)

Mark May
(42 Donors, $6,523)

Alyson Beckman
(11 Donors, $375)

Stan Thompson
(12 Donors, $510)

Silvia Collins
(8 Donors, $525)

Prince Selvage
(15 Donors, $525)