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Reading to Kids News
February 22, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE ZOOM MEETING
TONIGHT AT 7PM:
25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY PLANNING

Reading to Kids volunteers hiking in Hollywood

Our Special Events Committee continues planning our 25th Anniversary party on May 11th! Join them tonight for their Zoom meeting from 7pm - 8:30pm!

E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll send you the Evite with all the information to join the planning!

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80 MORE VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED FOR OUR
MARCH 9TH READING CLUBS

Our "Music & Entertainment " reading clubs on March 9th are only two weeks away, and we need 80 more volunteers.

You can help by joining our March 9th 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.

That morning generous musicians will be sharing the gift of music with students at each of our eight schools. Click here to find out who will be performing at your school!

STEP UP TO A BIGGER VOLUNTEER ROLE
AT OUR MAR. 9TH READING CLUBS

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

We also need more of our experienced volunteers to help train new and returning volunteers, be a GLC, or especially be a second or third Site Operations Helper at any of our schools.

If you can help in any of those roles, please visit our home page at www.readingtokids.org and submit your email address in the yellow box, as usual!

Then, e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to tell us the above role you would like to take on to help create wonderful reading clubs!

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SCHOOL AMBASSADOR SUBCOMMITTEE
MEMBERS NEEDED!

Reading to Kids image to recruit Ambassador Subcommittee members

We are forming a Reading to Kids Ambassador Subcommittee!

A Reading to Kids Ambassador has one key role: Conducting classroom walk-throughs. On either the Thursday or Friday before our monthly reading clubs, select schools allow Reading to Kids volunteers to spend an hour or two between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. performing quick classroom walk-throughs.

If you cannot commit to a walk-though, we also need help handing out flyers as parents come to collect their children at the end of the school day. All of this is in hopes that it will encourage students and parents to come to our reading clubs.

Since we only have three employees, we rely on the dedication of our experienced volunteers. We truly think more ambassador help will result in a positive increase in student attendance.

As a member of the Reading to Kids Ambassador Subcommittee, you would not be required to conduct walk-throughs (though that would be great if you could!), but rather work on getting others to become ambassadors who may be interested in going to the schools for walk-throughs. You would also be in a creative and collaborative environment where you can share additional ideas and projects towards increasing student attendance each month.

Please email info@readingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador and/or help on this new subcommittee!
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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!

Help represent Reading to Kids during the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17th by handing out water to the runners!

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 9 at Hollywood Blvd & Hobart Blvd., on Sunday, March 17th from 5am - 11am.

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids, so just complete the form and sign up to volunteer!

Supporting our runners at the water station

If you can't join us at the above, then donate your support!

Our 2024 runners have until March 17th to reach their ambitious $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.

3rd grade craft at MacArthur Park Elementary
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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 fundraising events will be on May 11th and in the fall, so we need your help gathering prizes for silent auctions and 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.
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Thanks, and we hope you can join us for tonight's Special Events Committee Zoom meeting and also at our next reading clubs on Saturday, March 9th!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, & Ciara Kelly
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 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 17 29
Esperanza 17 23
Gratts 22 29
Los Angeles 24 41
MacArthur Park 38 41
Magnolia 27 38
Politi 17 29
White 19 31
TOTAL 181 261
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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