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September 22, 2016

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our October reading clubs are traditionally our largest of the year, so we'll need your help to recruit 344 more volunteers over the next two weeks!

If you haven't already, please join our October 8th Facebook event. It really helps us when you do because your friends can see you're attending the reading clubs. Help us spread the word by inviting them to join! After you join, don't forget to go to our website and sign up with us.

It would also be a huge help if you printed out this flyer and posted it at your work or favorite community bulletin board. Please also use our convenient email template (in PDF) to recruit volunteers! You are our super recruiters who make great reading clubs happen!

October means magicians will be performing for the kids and volunteers! At these October reading clubs, feel free to wear fun, school-appropriate Halloween costumes, too!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Halloween costume


Creative Artists Agency members at Politi

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 101 members of Junior League of Los Angeles join us on September 10th. 14 members of JHRTS and 11 members of Stanford Alumni CSC also joined us at Los Angeles and Esperanza, respectively.

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!



For details on each of the events below, check out our handy calendar on our website!


This Sun. Sept. 25, join the Curriculum Committee at Noon in the Reading to Kids office to help create the activity and craft guides for the October books!

Our address is 1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Click here for our Facebook event, or click here for the Evite!


Mark your calendars to play Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood! If you've been before, you know it's a blast. If you haven't, it's time to see what you've been missing!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

There is a $20 suggested donation at the door (cash only, please!) which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes! The show is R-rated and a ton of fun!

WHEN:   Wednesday, October 19th, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046

For more details, visit our Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Please also click on the above flyer, print it out, then post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

You can also help us gather prizes for the bingo winners! To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids you can share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We'd also like to have a celebrity host as a bingo caller. Please contact us at info@readingtokids.org if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!


Are you a runner? Do you know any runners? Please ask them to run for a reason by joining Team Reading to Kids in next year's 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19th!

Team Reading to Kids 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

The dollars our runners raise support our monthly reading clubs. 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 marathon@readingtokids.org!

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.

Team Reading to Kids 2016 Skechers Performance LA Marathon


We thank the Ahmanson Foundation for their recent $10,000 grant to Reading to Kids! This is the seventh $10,000 grant they have awarded us since 2004, and their support allows us to share your joy of reading with thousands of children every year!


Thanks, and be sure to sign up and recruit for our October 8th reading clubs!


Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Jasmine Scales
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 32 39
Esperanza 35 100
Gratts 28 63
Los Angeles 50 108
MacArthur Park 23 49
Magnolia 23 106
Politi 27 79
White 15 33
TOTAL 233 577
October Books. . .
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First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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