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October 5, 2016

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our Halloween, Magic, and Monsters reading clubs are this Saturday, and we need 70 more volunteers, especially at Los Angeles, Magnolia, Politi, and White.

Please join us and ask your friends, co-workers, and family members to help us read aloud spooky and fun stories to an expected 1,200 plus kids eager to see the magicians we'll have performing this Saturday!

Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!

  1. If you haven't already, please visit our website now and sign up.

  2. "Join" our October 8th Facebook event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to this Saturday!

  3. Whether or not you can volunteer this Saturday, post on your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/ etc. that we need more volunteers. We provide a sample post below, but in whatever you post please be sure to include the following two things:

    - The reading clubs are this Saturday morning, October 8th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org before 3pm this Friday

    Sample Post:

    My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, needs more volunteers for their October 8th reading clubs this Saturday. The theme is "Halloween, Magic, and Monsters", and we'll have a magician performing for the kids.   Join me at ### Elementary School for a fantastic morning of reading to elementary school kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online today at www.readingtokids.org.

    If you have people in mind who you think would really like to read with us, tag them in your post. It will alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their friends' news feeds.

  4. Use our handy email template (in PDF) to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!

  5. Print out this flyer and post it in heavily populated locations such as coffee shops, the gym, your office or other various community centers. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading or encouraging them to read at Los Angeles, Magnolia, Politi, and White Elementary!
At these Oct. 8th reading clubs, feel free to wear fun, school-appropriate Halloween costumes, too!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Halloween costume

If you're signed up for the Oct. 8th reading clubs but know you can't make it after all, please be sure to cancel your RSVP as soon as you can.



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

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

Please click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. You can also print out the flyer and post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

WHEN:   Wednesday, October 19, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046
              (323) 654-3800
Cost:  $20 suggested donation (cash only, please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes!

Legendary Bingo is very popular and there is limited seating available. Plan to arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation (you must have a party of 4 or more) at Hamburger Mary's to ensure your seat.

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

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


The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation has once again supported us, this time with a donation of 3,040 new books! Over the next few months at our reading clubs our volunteers will give them away, where they will delight children for years to come!

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation sticker

Please join us in thanking the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation by visiting their website and the official Ella Fitzgerald Facebook fan page.



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 38 39
Esperanza 97 100
Gratts 59 63
Los Angeles 93 108
MacArthur Park 44 49
Magnolia 86 106
Politi 64 79
White 26 33
TOTAL 507 577
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