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November 7, 2019

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

In just two days we will be exploring Seasons & the Natural World at our reading clubs! We may have a few spots open when you read this, so check for openings and sign up!

(If you signed up but cannot join us after all, be sure to cancel online to open your spot for someone else. The deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.)

Help! If you have volunteered with us before and can step into any of these roles, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org (even if your regular school is full):

- GLC at Alta Loma, Esperanza, or Politi
- Training Coordinator at Magnolia
- Check-in Helper at Politi

November is also our College Spirit month, so be sure to wear your college's logo! The competition is on to see which college has the most volunteers representing their alma mater at this Saturday's reading clubs!

Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and several colleges, every 2nd - 5th grader at the reading clubs this Saturday will receive an item with a college logo - part of our efforts to nurture early college interest.

University of Michigan Club - Los Angeles volunteering at Magnolia Elementary


Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

The 2019 Annual Fund Drive is going strong with $14,447 donated from 166 donors!

We also thank and congratulate Matthew Jones for being our first 2019 Annual Fund Drive Angel!

Matthew became an Angel through his Facebook fundraiser by gathering donations from at least 10 of his friends. Thank you, Matthew!

Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our ambitious goal this year is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!

Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2019 Annual Fund Drive page.

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 2019 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


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 2020 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 8th!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for three more full marathon runners and five more 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 7, 2020.

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 Los Angeles Marathon website.

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon


Jessica Brown-Clark with Target grant check

Did you know Reading to Kids receives about half of our funding from corporation and foundation grants? For example, over the last five years alone six of our volunteers helped us receive $150,000 in grants from their employers!

Please check to see if your employer offers grants that Reading to Kids can apply to, and let us know! You may help us buy thousands of books for kids!


We hope to see you wearing your college logo at this Saturday's reading clubs!


Charlie Orchard, Talethe Jackson, & Anthony Reyes
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 28 29
Esperanza 54 57
Gratts 57 57
Los Angeles 61 61
MacArthur Park 48 48
Magnolia 55 55
Politi 49 51
White 46 46
TOTAL 398 404
NOVEMBER Books. . .
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Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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