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Reading to Kids News
September 25, 2014
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

As you may have heard last week, our September reading clubs were our second-largest September ever, with 1,267 kids!

We expect even more kids at October 11th's reading clubs so we'll need your help to recruit 340 more volunteers over the next two weeks!

If you haven't already, please sign up online for October's reading clubs. Secondly, don't forget to join our October 11th Facebook event so your friends will see you are attending and you help spread the word!

Here's another volunteer recruitment tip: Post flyers at heavily populated locations such as coffee shops, the gym, your office or other various community centers. You can also use the information provided in our simple email template (in PDF) to recruit volunteers.

October means magicians! As in years past, all reading clubs will host a magician that we know the kids are eagerly anticipating. At these October reading clubs, feel free to wear fun, school-appropriate Halloween costumes, too!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Halloween costume
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BRING YOUR GROUP TO READING TO KIDS

Would your co-workers love to join you at the reading clubs? Is your campus group looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Does your alumni organization need an event to attend together? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it is time to sign them up for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Volunteer Groups recruit volunteers for the reading clubs. In addition to a fantastic volunteer experience, groups who regularly recruit and bring volunteers are thanked on our website as "Friends & Supporters."

For example, we had 21 members of Creative Artists Agency join us on September 13th at Politi, and we have 17 members of DreamWorks Animation already signed up for October 11th at Magnolia.

Creative Artists Agency members at Politi

If you have a connection with a business, alumni association, campus group, or other organization whose members might enjoy volunteering with Reading to Kids, start recruiting now!

To sign up your group with Reading to Kids, e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455, and we'll get your group started!

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CROSSWORDS LA TOURNAMENT
NEEDS YOUR HELP SAT., OCT. 18

Crosswords LA

Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere will be converging at the Crosswords LA tournament on Saturday, October 18 – with proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!

This year the tournament will be held at the Fowler Museum at UCLA (in the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium), and Crosswords LA needs our volunteers to help! They need volunteers to set up portions of the event, greet and sign in contestants, and collect puzzle papers.

This tournament raises money for Reading to Kids, so if you can volunteer with them for either the full day or a half day, please email us today at info@readingtokids.org. Full day volunteers (8:30am – 4:45pm) get a free lunch! Let's show our volunteer spirit by supporting their efforts to help us!

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DOMA'S YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN TICKETS 33% OFF
WATCH WITH READING TO KIDS ON OCT. 19TH

DOMA Theatre Company

You may recall that back on April 29th DOMA Theatre Company generously supported us by sponsoring our 15th Anniversary Celebration, Comedy Night & Silent Auction.

They are offering Reading to Kids supporters 33% off General Admission (a $10 savings) to their new production, Young Frankenstein, the musical comedy by Mel Brooks!

Opening tomorrow, shows are Fridays and Saturday at 8pm or Sundays at 3pm. Just enter promo code "RTK2014" when you purchase tickets through either of the above websites.

This offer is valid subject to availability of tickets, and the show is at the MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

If you'd like to see the show with other Reading to Kids volunteers, join us for the Sunday, Oct. 19th 3pm show. You can RSVP at our Facebook event to see who else is going. Be sure to buy your tickets early before they sell out!

Thank you, DOMA Theatre Company!

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Thanks in advance for helping us find more volunteers for these next reading clubs!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Hannah Edwards, Alexandra Babiarz, and Lindsay Rapkin
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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OCTOBER 2014
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 32 66
Esperanza 45 90
Gratts 30 70
Los Angeles 47 111
Magnolia 62 117
Politi 22 92
White 22 61
TOTAL 260 607
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