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Reading to Kids News
October 25, 2018
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We had a great time last Sunday at the Crosswords LA Tournament, and you can see results and photos on their website and in their Facebook group. One of our Board members, Mark May, won his division in the tournament!

We especially thank Reading to Kids volunteers Nadine Duke, Douglas Hernandez, Sergio Mendoza, Carrie Orchard, Farah Merani, Julienne Wills, Eileen Scahill, Reema Dutt, Nikhil Dhawan, and Matt Housman for helping that day!

NOVEMBER 10TH READING CLUBS;
COLLEGE SPIRIT & ITEMS

Ready to inspire kids? Then please sign up today to read to the next generation of scientists and engineers at our "Wonders of Science & Technology" reading clubs on November 10th. We still need 238 more volunteers!

After you sign up, spread the word by joining our November 10th Facebook Event!

November 10th is also College Spirit Day, so represent your alma mater and inspire excitement for higher education by wearing your school gear that morning!

COLLEGE GIVE-AWAY ITEMS WANTED

College logo items donated for College Spirit Month

We want to give each child who attends our November 10th reading clubs something small with a college insignia on it.

If you can obtain college-related items, stickers are always a hit with the younger kids. For the older kids we like to give them pins/buttons, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. But really, anything with a college logo will help plant the seeds of college interest.

If you work at or have a connection with a college, please help us by asking for a donation of items with that college's insignia. If you like, you can click this link for a request letter/email you can send. Great sources of items with your college's logo are the athletic department and the bookstore!

To "sponsor" one grade at one school, we need about 40 of one item. To sponsor all of one grade at all 8 schools, then we need about 300 of one item. And anything in between would be very helpful!

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BUY A READING TO KIDS T-SHIRT
BY THIS SUNDAY, 10/28!

(Click on each photo below to see a larger version.)
Reading to Kids t-shirt front     Reading to Kids t-shirt back

It's time once again to get your very own Reading to Kids t-shirt!

We have a group order ending this Sunday, October 28th, so please head over to our Order a T-Shirt link for all the details on how you can order your own shirt like the one shown above.

That Order a T-Shirt link is also available in the lower left-hand side of our website. The more t-shirts ordered by this Sunday's deadline, the less expensive they will be!

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2018 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

The 2018 Annual Fund Drive is off to a roaring start with $10,422 donated from 154 donors!

Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2018 Annual Fund Drive page. If you have not yet donated, please 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 $55,000 from 550 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! Visit our 2018 Annual Fund Drive page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for resources, including information on creating your own personalized fundraising page on Facebook, our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, tips for fundraising, and so much more.

Once they know about Reading to Kids, many of your friends and family will want to donate - we just need you to ask!

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
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12 MORE 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, March 24th!

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for seven 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.

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 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
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Thanks, and we wish you a happy Halloween on Wednesday!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Jessica Brown-Clark
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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Make a donation:
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NOVEMBER 2018
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 30 36
Esperanza 33 65
Gratts 20 60
Los Angeles 33 65
MacArthur Park 20 51
Magnolia 20 66
Politi 13 48
White 13 29
TOTAL 182 420
NOVEMBER 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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