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Weekly News Update!
October 27, 2004    

Howdy, R2K fans!

Our schools are filling up fast for the November 13th Reading Clubs. Don't miss the College Spirit Day fun at the Reading Clubs -- be sure to sign up by clicking here to RSVP.

Annual Fund Drive Extension

With the generous donations of about 140 donors this year, we've reached our financial goal of $15,000 for the 2004 Annual Fund Drive! However, we still need your help to reach our goal of involving 300 donors in the Fund Drive effort this year -- and we need about 160 more donors to reach our goal for 2004! As such, we're extending the Fund Drive deadline to the November 13th Reading Clubs.

Each year, Reading to Kids raises about $110,000 to operate our Reading Clubs. Just about 80% of that amount comes from foundations and corporations.

One of the most important things to these donors is that we have broad-based community support; last year, more than 250 friends and volunteers supported R2K in our Fund Drive. This kind of grassroots support sends a powerful message to potential funders!

With your help, we can continue to offer a program that connects YOU to the community and the kids you love! Help us to inspire children with a love of reading -- join your fellow volunteers in donating today!

Donating is easy. Simply make your check out to Reading to Kids and bring it to the November Reading Clubs or mail it to our office:

   Reading to Kids
   1600 Sawtelle Boulevard, Suite 210
   Los Angeles, CA 90025

If you prefer to donate by credit card, you may do so at http://readingtokids.org/Donations/index.html. Please note that we prefer checks because our credit card processing company deducts a 3% fee from your donations.

You can check on the progress of the Annual Fund Drive by clicking here to see our list of donors!

25,000 Books and Counting!

The October Reading Clubs were a very special landmark for Reading to Kids -- we gave away our 25,000th prize book!

Reading to Kids' achievements in the last five years are the direct result of one thing: the longstanding support of our volunteers. You have built this community organization from 8 volunteers and 20 kids to a network of community partners and 700 kids participating per month!

Thanks for your amazing support!


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...
- November Reading Clubs
- Annual Fund Drive Extension!
- 25,000 Books!
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November 2004
Reading Club Statistics
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Esperanza 55 64
Gratts 29 60
Magnolia 36 68
Noble 25 76
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