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February 6, 2014
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our February 8th Reading Clubs are two days away, and we have just a few spots remaining. If you're planning to volunteer with us on the 8th, visit our website TODAY and sign up! You can keep checking our website for openings today and tomorrow morning.

If you're signed up but can't join us, please click here to cancel before 3pm on Friday so that someone else may take your place.

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SUPPORT OR JOIN TEAM READING TO KIDS
AT THE ASICS LA MARATHON!

The ASICS LA Marathon is happening on Sunday, March 9th, and Team Reading to Kids can use your support!

If you are not a runner, you can encourage them by donating to our valiant runners' fundraising pages as they strive towards raising money for Reading to Kids!

If you ARE a runner, you can run for Reading to Kids in one of the best marathons in the country. You can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars you raise will go to support our monthly reading clubs. Some of our runners are also training together.

Team Reading to Kids 2014 ASICS LA Marathon

If you or a runner you know is interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, please email Chris Martin at marathonreadingtokids.org for all the details.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: to register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive a special code BEFORE registering on the ASICS LA Marathon website.

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CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

Every March, musicians visit each school and perform for the kids. We have had a variety of performers from country singers to Korean drumming troupes to marching bands and electric violin players!

Quetzal Guerrero performs at Magnolia Elementary on March 9th, 2013

If you or someone you know would like to share the gift of music with the kids and volunteers at our March 8th Reading Clubs, please email us at inforeadingtokids.org.

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PRIZE PATROL

We've started planning this year's fundraising 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! We'd love to have something fabulous for the Silent Auction or for our grand prize Bingo 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 us 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 spring's 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 April or May, please email us at inforeadingtokids.org.

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 or June. Please email us 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'll see you on Saturday!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Hannah Edwards, and Sarah Parga
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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FEBRUARY 2014
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 64 64
Esperanza 77 77
Gratts 63 63
Los Angeles 98 98
Magnolia 102 103
Politi 75 76
White 48 49
TOTAL 527 530
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