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February 14, 2013
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Happy Valentine's Day, volunteers! On Saturday 826 kids, 351 volunteers, 163 parents, and 20 teachers & staff helped to make our February 9th Reading Clubs a success! Thank you to those of you who joined us.

What makes Reading to Kids so great? Volunteer Ken Goldstein, who joined us with his wife at Magnolia Elementary this past Saturday, was so impressed by his experience that he wrote about it on his widely-read Corporate Intelligence Radio blog.

His moving and thoughtful blog post, Reading to Kids, is available online, and also at our website at Reading to Kids Is in the News. Be sure to check out this fantastic read!

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START RECRUITING FOR OUR MARCH 9TH READING CLUBS!

What better way is there to celebrate your love of books than to sign up to read with us? Click here and submit your RSVP for our March 9th "Music and Celebrations" Reading Clubs.

Please also take a moment to join our March 9th Facebook event. Your friends will be able to see that you're attending the reading clubs, and you can help spread the word by inviting them to join, too. After you join, don't forget to go to our website and sign up with us.

As a special treat, some very talented musicians will be joining us at each school. Click here to find out who will be performing at your school!

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PRIZE PATROL

We're starting to plan this year's events, and we need your help gathering prizes!

Our events are more fun and raise more money if we have great prizes to award, raffle, and/or auction. Big prizes. Little prizes. Serious prizes. Silly prizes. We need them all! Check out our list of prizes from last year's Silent Auction for ideas.

If you have any prizes, or you know where to get them, let us know!

The fun starts this May with our annual Legendary Bingo night, and we'd love to have something fabulous for the grand prize winner -- anything unique or with an autograph is always welcome!

To help you get started, click these links for tips on how to best approach a business or person to donate to our events, and a donation form for the donor to complete.

In the past we have had gift certificates, products, services, and tickets to fun events. If you work at or have a connection with a restaurant, retail store, or for a company with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.

Please also let Skylar know to whom you reach out so we don't accidentally duplicate Special Events Committee efforts in contacting businesses.

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KNOCK KNOCK...COMEDIANS AND CELEBRITIES WANTED

We need a well-known, headliner comedian for this summer's upcoming Benefit Comedy Night! If you personally know a headliner comedian who would be interested and available for this event that will likely take place in late May or June, please reply to this email.

We'd also like to have a celebrity host for either our Comedy Night or as a bingo caller for our annual Legendary Bingo night in May. Please reply if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!

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Thanks, and we hope to see you at our March 9th Reading Clubs!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Skylar Lenox, and Katherine Norris
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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Make a donation:
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MARCH 2013
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 32 60
Esperanza 50 92
Gratts 42 76
Los Angeles 42 71
Magnolia 69 79
Politi 42 63
White 16 49
TOTAL 125 550
MARCH Books. . .

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