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Reading to Kids News
January 17, 2019
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Despite a very rainy Saturday morning and a week of confusion about the start of the teachers strike, 511 kids, 339 volunteers, 78 parents, and 33 teachers & staff helped to make our January 12th reading clubs a success!

Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

You can see a photo of a 90th milestone earner on our Facebook page, and above is a photo of our volunteers at Charles White Elementary!

START RECRUITING FOR FEBRUARY 9TH

Sign up for the next reading clubs! Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Good Friends" reading clubs on February 9th.

Please take a moment to also join our February 9th Facebook Event and share with friends this great volunteer opportunity.

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Help! We are particularly looking for more Site Coordinators!

If you have volunteered with us a few times and want to step into this important role, please reply or e-mail info@readingtokids.org about helping as a Site Coordinator.

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2 MORE MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED

Do you know any runners? Are you a runner? We are looking for three more runners 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 two more marathon 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 are interested or want to learn more, 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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CAN'T RUN 26 MILES?
THEN DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR
MARATHON RUNNERS
OR HAND OUT WATER DURING THE RACE!

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners

Please support Team Reading to Kids as they run the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on March 24th!

They have until March 24th to reach their $20,000 fundraising goal! If you can donate a buck a mile to your favorite runner, you'll help fuel them towards the finish line!

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon

With every mile they train and every dollar they raise, these valiant souls help you inspire kids with a love of reading.

HAND OUT WATER DURING THE RACE!

Help represent Reading to Kids during the marathon by handing out water to the runners! You get a free LA Marathon t-shirt, too.

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 5 at Glendale Blvd., between Bellevue and Kent St. in Echo Park, on Sunday, March 24th from 5am - 11am.

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids and our shift location should be listed in green. Click the box to the green J05 Water Station Mile 5 shift, scroll down and complete the form, and sign up to volunteer!

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MUSICIANS WANTED MARCH 9TH

Our March 9th reading clubs feature "Music & Celebration", and 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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SAVE THE DATE: JOIN US AT OUR
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & COMEDY NIGHT ON MAY 11TH

This May Reading to Kids turns 20 years old! Please mark your calendars for a comedy and silent auction event you won't want to miss!

We'll be celebrating the evening of the Saturday, May 11th reading clubs at the beautiful Historic Woman's Club at 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. We'll have more updates as we continue to plan the festivities!

COMEDIANS AND
SILENT AUCTION PRIZES WANTED

If you personally know or have a solid connection to a well-known, headliner comedian who would be interested and available in performing that night, please email us at info@readingtokids.org.

If you can help obtain items for our silent auction, please join the Reading to Kids Taskforce Special Events Committee, or call us at the Reading to Kids office for more details about how you can help us celebrate in style!

We are especially looking for 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 event.
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Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on February 9th!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, & Michele Brito
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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February 2019
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 10 24
Esperanza 14 60
Gratts 13 57
Los Angeles 26 65
MacArthur Park 13 54
Magnolia 40 65
Politi 8 48
White 14 41
TOTAL 138 414
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