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November 21, 2019
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

SIGN UP & RECRUIT FOR
BIG DECEMBER 14TH READING CLUBS

Santa at Alta Loma Elem. reading clubs

December is one of our biggest months and we need 209 more volunteers, so please start recruiting as many, friends, co-workers, etc. as you can. 

You can help by joining our December 14th reading club event so your friends will see that on your wall. Then go to our website and sign up with us.

Please tweet, post to Facebook and Instagram, and message your friends that we still need more volunteers.

You can also help us by printing out this flyer and posting it at your work, school, church, synagogue, mosque, or favorite community bulletin board.

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2019 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE -
CAN WE REACH $25K TODAY?

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

Our 2019 Annual Fund Drive success continues to grow as we are just barely shy of $25,000 raised so far! We are already up to $24,806 donated from 270 donors, so can you help us reach $25,000 today?

All who have donated can see their names listed on our 2019 Annual Fund Drive page. Donate and we can add your name there, too!

Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our 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!

How Can You Help?

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online today by visiting our 2019 Annual Fund Drive. 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
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6 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 2020 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 8th!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for three more full marathon runners and three 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
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COMPUTERS OR TABLETS WANTED
TO GIVE TO KIDS!

At our January reading clubs we would love to give away a computer or iPad/tablet to one lucky kid at each school.

If you or your employer have any working computers that are less than 6 years old running Windows 8 or later, or any Macintosh computers less than 7 years old, or any iPads or similar tablets, we can give them to deserving kids!

We especially need working computers (CPUs), whether or not they come with monitors, keyboards, etc. Please email us at info@readingtokids.org to help make a kid very happy!

iPad winner at Charles White Elementary
A Charles White Elementary 5th grader with perfect Reading to Kids attendance leaps for joy after winning a new iPad
from Site Coordinator Linda Antonioli!
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THANK YOU DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND

We would like to thank the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund for another generous $15,000 grant in support of our monthly reading clubs!

Their funding helps us further our goal of spreading the love of reading to children. We are honored to be a partner with the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund in enriching the lives of thousands of young readers throughout Los Angeles.

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Thank you for your support, and please help recruit for the 12/14 reading clubs!

Sincerely,

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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Make a donation:
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DECEMBER 2019
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 32 45
Esperanza 30 59
Gratts 24 59
Los Angeles 41 51
MacArthur Park 25 49
Magnolia 30 66
Politi 18 50
White 23 53
TOTAL 223 432
DECEMBER Books. . .
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Kindergarten
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Second Grade
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Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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