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January 11, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We still have a few spots available for our popular Mysteries & Adventure reading clubs this Saturday, so please sign up or keep checking today and tomorrow for openings.

(If you are signed up but can't attend after all, please click here to cancel before 3:00 p.m. tomorrow so someone else can read!)

We're also excited to give away a refurbished computer to one lucky student at four of our partner schools! Thank you to all who donated computers to us, and please let us know if you can donate a computer or tablet for our other schools.

Note about MacArthur Park: This weekend MacArthur Park Elementary is closed while the campus is being painted, so please consider volunteering at any of our other 7 schools. Our reading clubs will return to MacArthur Park Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 10th!


LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program, an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, is looking for volunteers, age 50 and older, to tutor K2 students in small groups during afterschool hours at Esperanza Elementary.

Volunteers receive ongoing training, mentorship coaching and peer support. Click here for their flyer (PDF). To volunteer with them, please contact Christine Posadas, LAs BEST AARP Coordinator, at (213) 745-1900 x 52961 or at



At this Saturday's reading clubs we would love to give away a computer or iPad to one lucky kid at each school.

If you or your employer have any working computers that are less than 6 years old running Windows 7 or later, or any Macintosh computers less than 7 years old, or any iPads or similar tablets, we can give them to deserving kids!

We especially need working computers (CPUs), whether or not they come with monitors, keyboards, etc. Please reply to this email for details.



Do you know any runners? Are you a runner? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join Team Reading to Kids in the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 18th!

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for three 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!

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!

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 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon


Crosswords LA

The final tally came in, and Crosswords LA raised $1,400 for Reading to Kids over the past few months! We extend our very special thank you to Elissa Grossman, the event's organizer, for her continued support of Reading to Kids. For the latest news from the puzzling world, join their Facebook group.

Our thanks also go out to the Reading to Kids volunteers who helped out at the event. We're already looking forward to the next Crosswords LA tournament later this year!


Thanks, and we hope to see you Saturday!


Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, & Jake Bakke
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 39 40
Esperanza 67 68
Gratts 58 60
Los Angeles 59 60
Magnolia 75 76
Politi 49 51
White 48 49
TOTAL 395 404
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