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November 27, 2019

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

It's Thanksgiving Eve, and we wanted to thank all of you - our thousands of volunteers, teachers, principals and school personnel, parents, friends, & supporters - for 20 years of joyful reading and support! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!



Santa at Alta Loma

Our big December 14th reading clubs are only two and a half weeks away, and we need 143 more volunteers.

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.

Please also print out this flyer and post it at your work, school, church, synagogue, mosque, or favorite community bulletin board.



Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

We extend a huge thank you to everyone who has already donated to our 2019 Annual Fund Drive! To date we have raised $25,736 donated from 281 donors!

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


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 one more Charity Challenge runner (the last 13.1 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!

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 runners


We thank the IBM Corporation for their generous donation of $2,000, their 12th grant to us! We especially thank Mark May, Esperanza Site Coordinator, for helping facilitate these grants!

We also thank The Kleiner Cohen Foundation for its continuing support of Reading to Kids with their most recent $2,000 grant. This is the 14th year in a row the Foundation has financially supported us.

Grants like these and donations from our hundreds of volunteers help us inspire thousands of kids in Los Angeles as we fill the bookshelves in their homes and in their schools' libraries!


Have a happy Thanksgiving!


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 42 45
Esperanza 34 59
Gratts 35 59
Los Angeles 45 51
MacArthur Park 28 49
Magnolia 40 66
Politi 27 50
White 38 53
TOTAL 289 432
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