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February 11, 2010
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We're all excited and ready to go to the "Friendship" Reading Clubs this Saturday, and we hope you are too! Remember to take a look at this month's books online for discussion questions and craft ideas before Saturday to get yourself in that friendly state of mind.

If you're still hoping to RSVP for the February 13th Reading Clubs, please continue to check our website for openings due to cancellations. If you are signed up for the reading clubs but won't be able to attend, please be sure to cancel online before 3:00 p.m. tomorrow to open up your spot for someone else.

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SWOOPOFF

SwoopOff, a local shopping service with unbeatable deals to the city’s coolest places to eat, drink, and have fun, is partnering with local businesses to raise money for three non-profit organizations - and Reading to Kids is one of them!

To celebrate its launch on February 22, 2010, SwoopOff will donate more than half its first two weeks’ revenue to local charities. Angelenos who sign up for SwoopOff’s Free Deal Alerts during the promotion, vote for one of the three charities and SwoopOff will distribute proceeds with 30% of its revenue to the most popular, 15% to the second and 10% to the third.

Please support Reading to Kids while getting great deals by signing up with SwoopOff and voting for Reading to Kids. For more details, please visit the SwoopOff website.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

RELEASE PARTY FOR THE LOST CHILDREN

Join Reading to Kids and author Carolyn Cohagan at a cocktail party to celebrate the release of The Lost Children, a fantasy novel for children ages 8-12.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mi Alma Designs
            4016 Santa Monica Blvd.
            Silver Lake, CA 90029

For more information and to RSVP, please visit our event on Facebook. To learn more about The Lost Children, please visit www.thelostchildrenbook.com.

LEGENDARY BINGO AT HAMBURGER MARY'S

Join Reading to Kids volunteers at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood for Legendary Bingo!

Hamburger Mary's Legendary Bingo is Los Angeles' longest running and most successful weekly celebrity/drag queen charity event. Reading to Kids will be the charity beneficiary for the festivities on Sunday, February 21st. There is a $20 suggested donation at the door (cash only!) which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes! The evening is hosted by "Famous Bingo Hostess Willam" & Bingo-boy!

All ages are welcome, but the show is R rated, so leave the kids at home!

WHEN: Sunday, February 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
            8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
            West Hollywood, CA 90046
RSVP: Visit our event on Facebook or check out our Evite.

There is limited seating and Legendary Bingo is very popular. Plan to arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation (must be parties of 8 or more) at Hamburger Mary's to ensure your seat. Call Hamburger Mary's at (323) 654-3800.

For more information, please visit Legendary Bingo.

Full menu and bar are available. Visit Hamburger Mary's website.

READ ACROSS AMERICA

Read Across America is a celebration of reading that happens every year on March 2nd, the birthday of children's author, Dr. Seuss. Many of our partner schools participate in this celebration with different activities that require volunteer assistance, so save the date and we'll make sure to let you know of any upcoming opportunities.

Charles White Elementary already has plans for Read Across America! For more information and to volunteer, please click here.

BIG SUNDAY WEEKEND 2010

Big Sunday is a regional call to action for people to contribute to their communities through volunteering. This year, Big Sunday Weekend will be on May 1st and 2nd 2010, so save the date! Our partner schools often participate with projects to improve their campuses, so stay tuned for more updates. For more information, please click here.

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Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Lisa Flores, Joby Mahto, and Rachel Zwass
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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In this issue . . .
 - "Friendship" Reading Clubs
 - SwoopOff
 - Upcoming Events
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February
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 63 63
Esperanza 76 76
Gratts 71 71
Hoover 58 58
Los Angeles 78 78
Magnolia 102 102
Politi 50 50
White 52 52
TOTAL 550 550
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