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November 10, 2016

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

In just two days we will be exploring the "Wonders of Science & Technology" at our reading clubs! If you are not signed up with us already, sign up today, then join our November 12th Facebook Event.

If you signed up but cannot join us after all, be sure to cancel online to open your spot for someone else. The deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.

November is also our College Spirit month, so be sure to wear your college's logo. The competition is on to see which college has the most volunteers representing their alma mater at this Saturday's reading clubs!

Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and several colleges, every child at the reading clubs this Saturday will receive an item with a college logo - part of our efforts to nurture early college interest.


Are you a runner? Do you know any runners? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join 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

We urgently need eight more runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country. You can share this Facebook group with any of your runner friends to encourage them to join our team!

Runners can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars raised will go to 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


Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

The 2016 Annual Fund Drive continues to grow with $9,617 donated from 135 donors!

Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2016 Annual Fund Drive page. Donate today so we can add your name there, too.

Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our goal this year is to raise $50,000 from 500 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!

How Can You Help?

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or online. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, a sample email you can easily personalize, and tips for fundraising.

Also, if your workplace matches donations to nonprofits, please share with them your donation and ask them to consider matching it. In this way you double your donation and share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive


Crosswords LA

This year the annual Crosswords LA puzzle tournament is being held online, and you are invited to participate! Whether you are serious competitor, simply a crossword puzzle fan, or know an avid puzzler, every puzzle pack they sell supports Reading to Kids!

Their 2016 puzzle pack includes five custom puzzles that you can choose to solve competitively - all by top New York Times and LA Times constructors. Five bonus puzzles are also included, just for fun.

You can:
- Solve on paper or digitally (online)
- Buy, solve, and know that the funds are going to Reading to Kids
- Submit your results by Christmas to Crosswords LA (honor code!) to see how you stack up against competitors

Go to Crosswords LA and click their "Register Now" button to buy your puzzle pack for $5, $10, or $20 (your choice)!

If you know any puzzlers, please share this email with them or buy them a puzzle pack!



Seventy7 Lounge

Next Wednesday, November 16, please join fellow volunteers for our Happy Hour Mixer from 6-8 pm at Seventy 7 Lounge, 3843 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232. Click here for the Meetup or click here for the Facebook event!

For details on any of our events, check out our handy calendar on our website!



Using the momentum and enthusiasm for civic engagement that arose from UCLA's Volunteer Day back on September 19th, the UCLA Volunteer Center sends a bus filled with volunteers into the community in order to address specific needs in that area.

On Saturday, November 19, a group of Reading To Kids and UCLA volunteers will be returning to one of our partner schools, Esperanza Elementary, to complete painting projects at the school and interact with the school's staff, parents, and students!

The timeline is 9am - 2:30pm with a free light breakfast and free lunch provided. You do NOT have to be a UCLA student or graduate to help.

To volunteer for "One Bus, One Cause" on the 19th, sign up at http://volunteer.ucla.edu/one-bus-one-cause/ and indicate READING TO KIDS on your sign-up form!

Principal Brad Rumble is excited to invite all of us to his school. If you have questions, please email Rachel at rachelcorell@gmail.com.


Thanks, and we hope to see you this Saturday!


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 59 60
Esperanza 79 81
Gratts 59 61
Los Angeles 96 98
MacArthur Park 46 47
Magnolia 85 87
Politi 66 67
White 33 34
TOTAL 523 535
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