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Reading to Kids 2023 Annual Fund Drive!
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Our goal is to raise $60,000 from 500 donors.

Totals to date:
$27,018 from 205 donors

Help us keep turning the page by contributing to Reading to Kids' 2023 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 four 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 189 volunteers reading to 332 children during and since the pandemic. We read via Zoom from May 2020 - August 2022. Starting September 10, 2022 we returned back to in-person, on campus reading clubs and continue building on our success!

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!

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 2023 Annual Fund Drive Participants!
Aina Abad
Mary Abdo
Beth Alexander
Daniel Altman
Kate Alves
Brooke Amaral
Anonymous (4)
Finch Anzora
Zara Apolinario
Karla Avalos
Michelle Balady
Martha Balkan
Jennifer Banegas
Anthony Barclift
Kristi Barron
Steve Baumgartner
Sarai Benitez
Susan Berger
Patricia Bergey
Sara Bischof
Stephen Black
Elizabeth Bluestein
Gillian Borges
Anthony Brown
Henry Brown
Patrick Brown
Heidy Caceres
David Callahan
Jarod Carol
Christal Chacon
Jamie Chazen
Russ Chittenden
Jessica Chong
Jennifer Clark
Rachel Corell
Anthony Corrales
Jennifer Crosby
Joe Cupka
Anna Dailey
Yma Dandridge
Pya Darzentas
Clotilde Dedecker
Chip Diggins
Alfonso Diy
Seth Dorfman
Kimberly Duman
Glenn Dunlap
Jessica Dunning
Sarah Effinger
Tina Epstein
Irianeli Escudero
Alesia Etinoff
Kristen Evans
Evangeline Everly
Tiffany Ezuma
Korina Galvez
Jackie Geist
Juliet Goldstein
Pablo Gonzalez
Jeffrey Goodman
Mark Gordon
Tia Green
Nathaniel Greene
Gloria Greengard
Alixandra Greenman
Camille & Robert Greenspan
Lisa Guerrero
Shaun Guzman Guzman
Nat Hawkins
Paul Heinzman
Rakefet Helene
Jennifer Hendrickson
Bernice Hernandez
Joanna Hess
Elizabeth Holguin
Jamie Holloway
Heather Horn
Victoria Hornstein
Paola Horta
Madeleine Houck
Wallace Huang
Marlen Ibarra-Ortiz
Jonathan Ito
Heidy Ivy
Mona Javdan
Matthew Jones
Gina Judge
Amie Kashon
Regan & Scott Kemper
Melany Keroglyan
Kleiner Cohen Foundation
Ingrid Koopman
Lauren Kuhn
Lambda Theta Nu @ UCLA
Karen Landaverde
Nicholas Lange
Erick Lankey
Maggie Leung
Daniel Leviton
Susanne Liaw
Andrea Lidzbarski
Bryan Lucas
Andrew Macias
Dan Mackowiak
Aaron Mardis
Whitney Marks
Andrea Marks
Chris Martin
Carole Martin
Raul Martinez
Vanessa Martinez
Jaime Mas
Tony Mastria
Candice Mc Fadyen
Corinne McCabe
Malisa Mendez
Kathryn Michelle
Seza Mikikian
Callie Miller
Nineli Mirabian
Tulia Montes
Greg Morishige
Scott Morrison
Brittney Morrow
Julie Moskovitz
Mallory Mudie
Stephanie Myers
Jordan Neysmith
Joshua Ogundu
Jami Olson
Gabrielle Olya
Carrie & Charlie Orchard
Greg Orchard
Cathy Ostiller
Nick Ostiller
Rick Ostiller
Ryan Ostiller
Karen Ostiller
Patricia Ostiller (In memory of Jim Ostiller)
Lisandra Pagan-Malik
Daphne Peponides
David Perez
Laura Perry
Marissa Picozzi
Sarah Porter
Ramana Prakash & Shalini Reddy
Julie Provatakis
Tessa Raisin
Brinda Ramesh
Mehul Rathod
Morris Reeves
Janiece Richard
Liz Richman
David Rickard
Cristina Rivard
Mya Roberts
Tanea Robinson
Alberto Rodriguez
Mariel Rubio
Mary Rubio
Arrika Russell
Karoline Saffi
Emily & Don Sandersfeld
Tina Sanderson
Eric Schulman
Emi Shibata
Richard & Kristin Shimano
Madison Shimoda
Kylee Shimomura
Soobin Shin
Julie Shulse
Daphne Slater-Yemofio
Markeisha Smith
Marco Solis
Gary Sommerstein Sommerstein
Julia Stalder
Daniel Stirbys
Brandon Stroman
Noelle Swanson
Steve Taylor
Theadra Taylor
Kathy Teal
Stan Thompson
Mark Tompkins
Michelle Toscas
Jason Tran
Dave Trifiletti
James Turner
USC Sigma Delta Alpha
Kevin Vass
Web Reputation Builders
Janet Webb
Jackie Wilcox
Aletha Wild
Destiny Williams
Kori Wilson
Adam Wodka
Trey Wootton
Benjamin Yarsky
Danielle Zamakhovski
Marc Zev
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 2023 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, and
(3) registering your grocery store club cards through eScrip and Ralphs


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 2023!

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

Matthew Jones
(13 Donors, $806 so far)

Check back soon for more
Angels to be listed here!