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November 19, 2015

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

1,037 kids, 457 volunteers, 149 parents, and 25 teachers & staff discovered the "Wonders of Science and Technology" at our November 14th reading clubs! In addition to a prize book, the students also took home items with college logos to celebrate College Spirit Month!

Next month is one of our biggest months, and the December 12th reading clubs are just a few short weeks away! To get started, sign up today. Then join our December 12th Facebook Event so your friends will see that you will be attending.



Do you know any runners? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join Team Reading to Kids in the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon!

We urgently need eight more runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day).  You can share this Facebook page with any of your runner friends to encourage them to join our team!

Runners can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars raised will go to support our monthly reading clubs. 

Team Reading to Kids 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

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 marathonreadingtokids.org for all the details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address by Nov. 30th to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.



Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!   Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Spirit of Giving" Reading Clubs on December 12th, then "join" the December 12th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Santas Needed!

We are also looking for seven people willing to don the red suit for our reading clubs on December 12th. We've had Santas of all shapes, sizes, and gender, and we'll provide the full Santa suit.

Santa and an elf at Reading to Kids

There's nothing better than seeing the students' excitement when Santa visits our reading clubs! If you are interested in being Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an assisting "elf" on December 12th, please reply to this email. You won't be able to read that day, but you'll see hundreds of smiling faces!



Have fun with other volunteers and get more involved with Reading to Kids!

Tonight, Nov. 19Happy Hour Mixer from 6-8 pm at Seventy 7 Lounge, 3843 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232. Click here for the Evite!
Sun., Nov. 22Sunset Hike at Stough Canyon, Verdugo Hills from 4-6 pm.

For details on above events and more, check out our calendar!



Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

On Saturday we received $2,496 from 78 donations towards our 2015 Annual Fund Drive!

The names of the new donors have already been added to our 2015 Annual Fund Drive page, and here are the school competition stats so far:


Highest percentage of volunteers who donated at the Nov. 14th reading clubs:
1st: Alta Loma Elementary (a new leader!)
2nd: Esperanza Elementary

Highest dollar amount raised at the Nov. 14th reading clubs:
1st: Esperanza Elementary
2nd: Los Angeles Elementary

Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall:
1st: Charles White Elementary
2nd: Esperanza Elementary

Highest dollar amount raised overall:
1st: Esperanza Elementary
2nd: Los Angeles Elementary

Our overall goal by the end of the year is to raise $45,000 from 500 donors.

Here's how you can help, with your donations being counted towards the school competition:

1 - Donate online or make a pledge to donate by check today by visiting our 2015 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2 - Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 2015 Annual Fund Drive page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for resources. In particular, please consider personalizing and sending the provided sample email to friends and family, or posting our handy donor sheet.

Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate - we just need you to ask!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

Thanks, and we hope to see you at Happy Hour tonight!


Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Emma Rees
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

Make a donation:

December 2015
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 21 54
Esperanza 21 100
Gratts 15 73
Los Angeles 38 114
Magnolia 18 100
Politi 7 67
White 9 44
TOTAL 129 552
December Books. . .
Kindergarten book
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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