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Reading to Kids 2022 Annual Fund Drive!
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Our goal is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors.

Totals to date:
$18,274 from 217 donors

Help us imagine what's next by contributing to Reading to Kids' 2022 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 three 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 75 volunteers reading to 170 children while we were limited to using Zoom from May 2020 to August 2022. Starting September 10, 2022 we are back to in-person, on campus reading clubs, and 188 volunteers read aloud to 343 kids that morning!

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 @

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to Our 2022 Annual Fund Drive Participants!
Mary Abdo
Melissa Ablan Smyth
Maureen Adduci
Sana Ahmed
Vivian An
Anonymous (12)
Lisa Arakaki
Erika Arambula
Rae Arroyo
Karen Asraf
Heather & Jason Axe
Jennifer Baptiste
Brenda Barnes
Michelle Bates
David Bensimon
Patricia Bergey
Elizabeth Bluestein (in memory of Jim Ostiller)
Jeff Boehm
Dalet Brady
Austin Broder
Patrick Brown
Anthony Brown
Barrett Buss
Carlos Butler
Heidy Caceres
Amanda Carter
Jennifer Cassata
Jamie Chazen
Brian Cheng
Robyn Chew
Jessica Chong
Charles Clemons
Darcy Coleman
Alessandra Conti
Robert Coombs
Rachel Corell & Adam Zelin
Jazmin Covarrubias
Yma Dandridge
Lesley Daniels
Rachel Dennin
Chip Diggins
Ruth Mary & Alfonso Diy
Collin Doherty
Kimberly Duman
Eric Dunlap
Nhan Duong
DoHoang Duong
Jill Durkin
Jackie Earnhart
Sarah Effinger
Marissa Enfield
Kristen Evans
Jennifer Evans
Evangeline Everly
Robert Feinstein (in memory of Margaret Hodgson)
Sam Feldman
Matt Feldman
Kathleen Flood
Melanie Flowers
Carly Frei
Liesel Friedrich
Kyla Garcia
Sanae Garcia
Becky Gimple
Karen Gomez
Robin Gonsalves
Jeffrey Goodman
Barbara Gorder
Jaimi Gray
Karen Green
Sarah Green
Nathaniel Greene
Luke Guerin
Nat Hawkins
Paul Heinzman
Jennifer Hendrickson
Sivilay Henry
Bernice Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
Danielle Hjerpe
Jamie Holloway
Kaitlin Hook
Heather Horn
Ani Hovanessian
Lea Hudson
Luke S. Hung
Ali & Shabnum Husain
Marlen Ibarra
Marlen Ibarra-Ortiz
Jonathan Ito
Barbara Jacobs
Joyce Jastrzab
Jennifer Jastrzab
Mona Javdan
Sarah Joanna
Katie Jones
Matthew Jones
Libni Juarez
Gina Judge
Hartaj Kandola
Amie Kashon
Natasha Kazi
Teig Keenan
Tobey Kegley
Regan & Scott Kemper
Paul Keo
Janice Kim
Kleiner Cohen Foundation
Armon Kolver
Klinton Kugel
Lauren Kuhn
Karen Landaverde
Alexandra Lanjewar
Erick Lankey
Dan & Erin Lantz
Samuel Laskey
Lynsay Lee
Jennifer Lefton
Clarissa Leija
Maggie Leung
Jackson Leung
Jenny Lin
Karlyn Lind
Katherine Mack
Lorena Madrigal
Alison Magistrali
Christopher Martin
Raul Martinez
Melissa Mason
Mary Mason
Tony Mastria
Mark May
Amy McCombs
Kevin McNary
Rachel Meritt
Monica Miller
Cynthia Montes
Greg Morishige
Sean Morris
Julie Moskovitz
Ngoc Nguyen
Doanh-Dalena Nguyen
Joelle Niimi
Betty Niimi
Samantha Normandin
Ayla Norris-Smith
Grant O'Connell
Jami Olson
Gabrielle Olya
Carrie & Charlie Orchard
Cathy Ostiller
Patricia & Steve Ostiller
Nick Ostiller & Aina Abad
Rick Ostiller & Sally Rau
Kimberly Ostiller (in honor of Cathy Ostiller and in memory of Jim Ostiller)
Rosemarie Ostiller (in memory of Jim Ostiller)
Yatin Parkhani
Kylee Pena
Daphne Peponides
Andy Provenzano
Chris Rasmussen
Marvin Recinos
Ana & Ali Rey-Oktay
David Rickard
Matt Riedy
Emma Rose
Glenn Rossney
Litza Roumeliotis
Mariel Rubio
Karoline Saffi
Ali Salo
Melissa Sanders
Emily Sandersfeld
Casey Schuman
Dean Sharp
Julia Shedlin
Anastasia Shepherd
Ben Shields
Michelle Sinclair
Dave Sloan
Marco Solis
Melina Soto
Esther Sportello
Laurie St. Clare
Julia Stalder
Alison Stauf
Brandon Stroman
Stephanie Suntwanuparp
Laura Swan Macmorran
Noelle Swanson
Marilyn & Armin Szatmary
Carla Tassara
Teresa Taylor
Stanley Thompson
Dave Trifiletti
Joy Vest
Janet Webb
Amy Wells
Elizabeth Wheaton
Simonia White
Patrick White
Destiny Williams
Laura Wilson
Ray Wisbrock
Amy Wruble
Rory Zacher
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

Donate by Venmo:
  Our Venmo is @readingtokids

(You may need to press the "Charities" button to find us.)
Help us Fundraise!
  Supporters who would like to become one of our 2022 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 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
$130 100 take-home prize books for participating kids
$250 20 hardcover read aloud books
$400 1 month worth of read-aloud books at one school
$650 500 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
$1,300 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 2022!

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

Matthew Jones
(43 Donors, $2,539 so far)

Check back soon for more
Angels to be listed here!