Reading to Kids News
July 25, 2002
Thanks to July Reading Club Participants
July was another successful month for the reading club program.
159 volunteers read to 464 children (a record number of kids!)
at Gratts Elementary and Magnolia Elementary Schools on
Saturday, July 13. The theme of the month was "Schools," and
children were read a variety of books featuring school themes, including
the hilarious A Fine, Fine School,
by Newberry Medal-winning author Sharon Creech, and the chapter book,
School Gets a Little Stranger, by Louis Sachar.
The books read to the children were subsequently donated to each
school's library. Your generous donations help to sponsor the
library-building efforts of Reading to Kids and are
greatly appreciated. To learn how to make a donation, please click here!
Office Donations Welcomed
Charla King of doingsomething
donated a FAX machine to Reading to Kids a few weeks ago,
thus allowing us to cross another item off our Office Wish List!
We currently have an urgent need for tall book shelves to organize
the hundreds of prize books that will be given out to children at upcoming
reading clubs, and we are in short supply of 3" x 2" clear plastic name tag
holders for the volunteer readers. Although we reuse these name tag holders
each month, we occasionally need to replace the few that become damaged or are
We are always happy to accept donations of office supplies such as
paper, printers, copiers, computers, etc. Anything that we can't use
will be donated to the kids at Gratts and Magnolia Elementary Schools.