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September 3, 2015
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our September 12th reading clubs are filling up nicely, though we still have spots available. Please sign up and join us!

We can also use New and Returning Volunteer trainers and Volunteer Check-In helpers on the 12th. If you have volunteered with us before and can step into these roles, please e-mail info@readingtokids.org.

If you signed up for the reading clubs but can't join us, please cancel your RSVP so that another volunteer can read with us!

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SCHOOL AMBASSADORS NEEDED NEXT WEEK!

Hi, Reading to Kids!

Next week leads up to the 9/12 reading clubs, and we can use your help to conduct quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to the reading clubs that Saturday.

We'll supply everything you need, so we just need folk (ideally in pairs) who can go to a school or two next week (specific times still to be determined).

The kids delight in seeing our Ambassadors, often calling out "Reading to Kids!" when they see us!

If you can be an Ambassador, please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES STILL NEEDED

Back to School Fun with Reading to Kids

Thanks to a couple of generous volunteers last week we are closer to having the school supplies we want to give away at the September 12th reading clubs. Here are the supplies we still need:

NEW:
  • 90 more binder folders
  • 100 3-ring binders and/or packages of filler paper
  • 15 3-ring pencil pouches

Stores such as Office Depot, Staples and Target are promoting great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten?

Please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you have any supplies to donate.

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MARATHON RUNNERS WANTED

Join Team Reading to Kids in the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! Be a part of team Reading to Kids as you run in one of the best marathons in the country on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day).

You can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars you raise 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 to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.

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JOIN US NOVEMBER 4TH FOR LEGENDARY BINGO

Mark your calendars to play Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood! If you've been before, you know it's a blast. If you haven't, it's time to see what you've been missing!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

There is a $20 suggested donation at the door (cash only, please!) which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes! Remember, the show is R rated and a ton of fun.

WHEN:   Wednesday, November 4th, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046

For more details, visit our Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

You can also help us gather prizes for the bingo winners! To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids you can share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

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Finally, you can always check out our handy calendar on our website for other ways to get more involved.

Thanks, and we wish you a great Labor Day weekend!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Nicole Rodriguez, and Alexandra Babiarz
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

SEPTEMBER 2015
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 63 63
Esperanza 95 95
Gratts 65 65
Los Angeles 111 111
Magnolia 95 100
Politi 62 65
White 57 57
TOTAL 548 556
September 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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