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Weekly News Update
May 14, 2004    


Thanks to all 223 volunteers who read to 652 kids last Saturday -- we had a great time at the May Clubs! Click here for a list of volunteers who read on the 8th!

The June 12th clubs are coming right up, so make sure to RSVP early by clicking here to sign up for next month!

Annual Recruitment Drive!

Like our participating schools, Reading to Kids is a year-round program, continuing the Reading Clubs right through the summer. Our amazing college student volunteers, however, often leave L.A. after school's out, which means the summer always finds us with lower-than-average RSVPs.

To address this annual ebb, we're launching our first Annual Recruitment Drive! From now until the June Reading Clubs, it's going to be a push for new recruits; we're asking every active volunteer to recruit at least one friend to fill out an online application and volunteer with us -- that doesn't sound like too much, does it?

Just forward this e-mail to friends and family, and ask all new applicants to enter your name in their volunteer application when asked how they learned about Reading to Kids. The volunteer who recruits the most new applicants will win a free R2K t-shirt and free entry for two to The Highlands Nightclub in Hollywood!

So, get your roommate, office-mate, life-mate or your Uncle Jim to volunteer with you this summer (or bring your dad for Father's Day!) -- help us make the first Annual Recruitment Drive a success!

Buy Tickets Online!

There are fewer than two weeks before the Reading to Kids Fifth Birthday Bash at El Cholo Restaurant, and we'd love to get a big group together to celebrate! We've now got a number of really great raffle prizes (all donated by generous individuals, companies, and nonprofits) including: Dodger and Laker Tickets, Memberships to LACMA and The Huntington, Hollywood Bowl Tickets, Disneyland and Universal Studios Park Passes, and more!

And, buying a ticket ahead of time just got easier -- you can use PayPal to purchase tickets online. Please click here to find out more about the event and reserve yourself a spot!

Sincerely yours,

Maryanna Abdo
Program Director
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

In this issue...
- May Wrap-up
- Annual Recruitment Drive
- Reading to Kids Birthday Bash
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May 2004
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids Volunteers
Esperanza 102 54
Gratts 106 53
Magnolia 117 63
Noble 327 53
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Reading to Kids Fifth Birthday Bash
May 26 at El Cholo Restaurant

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