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February 13, 2020

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This past Saturday 578 kids, 287 volunteers, 118 parents, and 35 teachers & staff joined us for our February 8th reading clubs!

Some of the 3rd graders at Gratts also wanted to share with you their Valentine's Day wishes below.

Valentine crafts at Gratts Elementary

MUSICIANS NEEDED MARCH 14TH FOR
MUSICAL READING CLUBS

Our "Music & Entertainment" reading clubs next month are on March 14th, where we will have musical performances at each school!

Reading to Kids Musicians Wanted Flyer

We still need a few more musicians, so if you or someone you know can share the gift of music on the 14th, please contact us at info@readingtokids.org.

RSVP for our March reading clubs here, and please also take a moment to join our March 14th Facebook event. Your friends will be able to see that you're attending the reading clubs, and you can help spread the word by inviting them to join, too.

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CAN'T RUN 26 MILES OR 5K?
THEN DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR
MARATHON RUNNERS
AND/OR HAND OUT WATER DURING THE RACE!

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners

Please support Team Reading to Kids as they run the Los Angeles Marathon on March 8th!

So far they have raised $9,069 while training for hundreds of miles, and they have just 25 more days 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 banner

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!

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 5 at Glendale Blvd., between Bellevue and Kent St. in Echo Park, on Sunday, March 8th 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, complete the form, and sign up to volunteer!

Supporting our runners
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PLEASE HELP US FIND
BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS

Reading to Kids' Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood

Our next Legendary Bingo fundraisers at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood are set for April and September, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners!

To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We especially enjoy awarding 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 events.

For details on any of our events, check out our handy calendar on our website!

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READ ACROSS AMERICA ON FRI. 2/28
AT GRATTS ELEMENTARY!

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, one of our partner schools, Gratts Learning Academy for Young Scholars, is celebrating Read Across America on Friday, February 28th, and they need our help!

Gratts Elementary Read Across America flyer

Interested in volunteering? To be a guest reader at Gratts Elementary on Friday, February 28th, click on the above image for details on how to register with them. For more info., call Ms. Sauceda at (213) 250-2932 or email her at vrs0766@lausd.net.

Gratts can really use you, our experienced Reading to Kids volunteers, to show the kids and other volunteers how reading aloud is done!
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Thanks, and please sign up early for our March 14th 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)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

MARCH 2020
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 28 29
Esperanza 16 44
Gratts 18 54
Los Angeles 29 46
MacArthur Park 14 50
Magnolia 15 44
Politi 9 48
White 13 48
TOTAL 142 363
MARCH 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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