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February 1, 2018
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

February has arrived, and we need another 68 volunteers to sign up for our February 10th "Good Friends" reading clubs! Please also help recruit by joining our February 10th Facebook event to share with your friends.

We especially need GLCs, Training Coordinators, Food or Bagel Runners, and Site Coordinators at several of our schools! If you have volunteered with us at least a couple of times and would like to be more involved, please email us at info@readingtokids.org.

(If you have signed up for the February reading clubs but can't make it after all, please go here to cancel to open your spot to someone else.)

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RUNNERS NEEDED FOR 5 K,
1/2 MARATHON, OR MARATHON!

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 full marathon runners and one Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge runner (approx. 13 mile course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.

If either of those distances is too daunting, you can join us in the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) around Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

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 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 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
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SCHOOL AMBASSADORS NEEDED NEXT WEEK

Hi, Reading to Kids!

Next week for an hour or two between 7:30am and 2:30pm we need your help conducting quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to our February 10th reading clubs.

This can be a lot of fun and we'll provide everything you need. Please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador.
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HELP FIND BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS

Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood is set for May 2nd, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners! Please help support this and other future fundraisers (including our silent auctions) by helping us gather prize donations.

To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates, amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and autographed items! Anything unique is great, too! If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.

Reading to Kids' Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood

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

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MUSICIANS WANTED MARCH 10TH

Our March 10th reading clubs feature "Music & Celebration", so we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our eight partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!

Patrick White and The Julias performing at Esperanza Elementary on 3/12/16

If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with our students and volunteers, email us at info@readingtokids.org.

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Thank you for your help with any of the above!

Sincerely,

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)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
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FEBRUARY 2018
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 42 43
Esperanza 65 83
Gratts 62 63
Los Angeles 56 57
MacArthur Park 32 59
Magnolia 71 79
Politi 54 56
White 25 35
TOTAL 407 475
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