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Reading to Kids News
March 29, 2018
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

April starts this weekend, which means our April 14th Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments reading clubs need you and your friends!

We still need 148 more volunteers, so please submit your RSVP today and help recruit friends by joining and sharing our April 14th Facebook event.

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Ready to play an integral role at our monthly reading clubs? We also need experienced volunteers to help train new volunteers, be a GLC or Check-In Helper, or especially be a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools. Please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to help create wonderful reading clubs!
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HELP OUR MARATHON RUNNERS
REACH THEIR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon runners

On Sunday, March 18th, Team Reading to Kids collectively ran 360 miles at the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! Head over towards the bottom of their website to see a slideshow of our runners before, during, and after the marathon.

They have now raised $15,300, and you can still donate to their fundraising pages to help them reach their $20,000 goal!

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
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LEGENDARY BINGO ON MAY 2ND
SAVE THE DATE & SHARE OUR FLYER!

It's back! On Wednesday, May 2nd, 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

If you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't, click here for a video of one of our previous winners to see what you've been missing!

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, May 2, 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 May 2nd Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

HELP FIND MORE BINGO PRIZES & A CELEBRITY!

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

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

We'd also like to have a celebrity host as a bingo caller. Please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT MAGNOLIA APRIL 7TH
FOR THE PICO UNION RESOURCE FAIR

The Institute of Popular Education of Southern California is hosting the 4th Annual Pico Union Resource Fair at Magnolia Elementary School on Saturday, April 7th from 9am - Noon.

This fair aims to provide a wide range of employment opportunities, immigration counseling, education, and health screenings for Pico Union community members and surrounding neighborhoods. The families that participate in Reading to Kids are part of this community!

Click this link for directions to Magnolia Elementary and click this link to register with them. Volunteers are needed to read stories to children, lead arts and crafts, translate, serve food, and help agencies with their services such as completing taxes, etc. If you have questions, email Nancy Zuniga at nzuniga@idepsca.org.

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LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
APRIL 21-22:
VOLUNTEER IN OUR BOOTH

Volunteers at the Reading to Kids Festival of Books booth

This year's Festival of Books will take place April 21-22 on the University of Southern California campus. Please join us in our booth to share your enthusiasm and Reading to Kids knowledge with other book lovers!

Click here to see all available shifts. If you're interested in volunteering, reply or e-mail info@readingtokids.org.

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Thanks!

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)
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APRIL 2018
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 40 43
Esperanza 46 63
Gratts 28 60
Los Angeles 44 76
MacArthur Park 22 56
Magnolia 59 60
Politi 39 54
White 24 38
TOTAL 302 450
APRIL Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
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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