Even though it was a three-day weekend for the kids and teachers, last Saturday we welcomed 811 kids, 404 volunteers,
191 parents, and 34 teachers & staff to our September Back to School Fun reading clubs!
Of the 18 volunteer groups who participated, we especially thank the
Junior League of Los Angeles for bringing 71 volunteers!
At Esperanza Elementary we celebrated volunteer David Rickard earning his 200th reading clubs milestone, and volunteer Jim Ostiller "retiring" after 123 reading clubs! David is our 2nd volunteer to participate for 200 Saturday mornings!
From left to right above is Janet Webb
(120 reading clubs), David Rickard
, Charlie Orchard
(Managing Director), Jim Ostiller
(seated), Cathy Ostiller
(119 reading clubs), Mark May
(Esperanza Site Coordinator), and Cliff Marcus
(115 reading clubs). Click the photo to see it full-sized!
TRAINING COMMITTEE MEETING THIS TUE. 9/18
This Tuedsay, Sept. 18, we are having a
Training Committee Meeting at 6:30pm at the Ebus office, 9250 Washburn Road, Downey, CA 90242. Help review our training modules - join us or call in at (310) 853-1508! See our
calendar for details.
OCTOBER 13TH READING CLUBS
Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs! Submit your RSVP here for our "Halloween, Magic, and Monsters" reading clubs on October 13th.
Our October reading clubs are
even more popular than September, so sign up
now and tell your coworkers, family and friends
about your favorite volunteer opportunity!
To help with that, after you sign up,
please join our October 13th Facebook event, too.
We will have
magicians performing at each of our eight schools, and encourage all volunteers to dress up in school-appropriate Halloween costumes!
RUNNERS NEEDED FOR MARATHON,
1/2 MARATHON, OR 5 K!
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 2019 Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
We're looking for eight more full marathon runners and five Charity Challenge runners (the last 13 miles of the 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) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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.
DRAG QUEEN BINGO ON OCT. 3RD:
SHARE OUR CELEBRITY FLYER!
On Wednesday, October 3rd, join Reading to Kids
Legendary Bingo at
Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood with celebrity ballcaller
Tim DeKay from White Collar, Party of Five, Carnivale, & Here and Now!
The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated,
and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!
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, Oct. 3, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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
Oct. 3rd Bingo event on
Facebook and invite your friends!
SUPPORT US WITH GROCERY STORE ESCRIP
Did you know you can support Reading to Kids just
by shopping at the grocery store or using your credit card?
Ralphs both have programs that are NO COST ways
for you to donate to Reading to Kids.
you have to do is
call Ralphs or go online and register your grocery
cards. When you use those cards at a participating
store or service provider, the store will donate a
percentage of your purchases to Reading to Kids!
Click here for simple instructions
on how to sign up or renew! Or, you can
call Ralphs Community Contribution
(800) 443-4438. Explain you want to register your Ralphs
card number and your telephone number.
Reading to Kids NPO# is BR278.
Note if you have previously signed up: You have to renew
your registration each year
on or after September 1st, so please renew again for this
Amazon.com? If you shop using
AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of
your purchases to Reading to Kids!
Click here for easy directions on how to start using
Thanks, and please sign up and recruit for our
October 13th reading clubs!