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Weekly News Update!
September 14, 2004    

The September Reading Clubs were a hit!

Last weekend, we welcomed more than 600 children and 222 volunteers for a morning of "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales." Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this a successful morning, in particular our wonderful Site Coordinators, who work tirelessly to ensure the Reading Clubs are fun and well-organized!

The October Reading Clubs -- with their popular "Halloween" theme -- are sure to fill up fast! Make sure to reserve yourself a spot and click here to volunteer on October 9th!

Annual Fund Drive Successes!

We tallied your donations from the Reading Clubs -- our volunteers raised more than $1,600 on Saturday in more than 30 donations, with Gratts Elementary leading the pack at $685 in donations! Volunteers at Esperanza raised $530, at Noble they raised $225, and at Magnolia they raised $186.

Congratulations on this great kick-off to our most important fundraising event of the year! To join your fellow volunteers in donating to Reading to Kids, please click here.

Generous Sponsors

In September, we welcomed a group of Disney VoluntEARS, who donated an estimated 350 new, supply-filled backpacks and hundreds more goodie bags to our participants. Disney employees at the studio had spent the latter part of the summer collecting and stocking nearly 1,000 backpacks for donation to local non-profit children's agencies. We are so pleased that our kids were able to benefit from this great Disney project!

For more information on the Disney VoluntEARS and other projects of Disney Worldwide Outreach, please click here.

And, after the Reading Clubs, El Cholo restaurant welcomed our downtown volunteers with appetizers on the house -- and even kicked in an extra appetizer platter for our hungry volunteers!

Thanks to these and our other outstanding sponsors for helping this great organization continue to thrive!


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...
- Reading Club Wrap-Up!
- Fund Drive Success!
- Thanks to our Sponsors!
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September 2004
RSVP Statistics
School Kids Volunteers
Esperanza 177 51
Gratts 74 50
Magnolia 182 74
Noble 169 47
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Disney VoluntEARS
Backpack Drive, September 2004

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Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive
September 1 - October 31
Goal: 300 donors and $15,000!

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