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Weekly Update
January 6, 2006    

Happy New Year!

Have you signed up for the January 14th reading clubs yet? We are still short by over 80 volunteers, so if you haven't signed up yet, resolve to act now!

Click here to submit your RSVP for this month's "Diversity"-themed reading clubs. We are expecting to start off the new year with a big turnout at each school, so please join us for a day of reading fun!

2005 Fundraising Recap

Great job, everyone! We had a tremendous response to our end of the year plea for donations. We received donations from over 100 new donors in the last three days of the year. Incredible!

We would like to thank all 385 (at last count) of our generous 2005 donors, for helping us to raise almost $108,000 to support us as we continue to bring our reading clubs to Gratts, Esperanza, Magnolia, and Noble Elementary Schools. Please click here to see a complete list of our 2005 donors (as of today).

Many, many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this past year a success. We look forward to working with you in 2006 to continue inspiring children with a love of reading!

Winter Wonderland on Sunday, January 15th

Come join Reading to Kids as we carve up the Pershing Square Ice Rink downtown!

Location: 5th, 6th, Hill, and Olive Streets, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Neighborhood: Downtown L.A.
When: Sunday 1/15, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Skating $6/hour per person; Skate rental $2
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Additional Information
E-mail: pershingsquare@rap.lacity.org
Web address: http://www.laparks.org
Getting there: From the 110 South, exit at 6th Street/4th Street. Make a slight left onto West 4th Street, then right onto Olive Street. Accessible from the Red Line, Pershing Square is also a short walk from the Central Library.
Parking Garage:
Entrances are located on 5th, 6th, and Olive Streets.
$6 daily flat rate for weekends
Good things to bring: Warm/layered clothing, well padded pants, cameras, snacks, and water. Friends and family are always welcome.

In the event of rain, the activity will be cancelled. If you have any questions please contact Jeff Carter, our Social Chair, at (310) 497-1796 or jeffcart1@hotmail.com.

Annual Taskforce Gathering

It's that time again -- the Reading to Kids Potluck, Taskforce Meeting, and Open House! Please save the date: Tuesday, January 17th at Los Angeles High School from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. More information to follow next week.


Reading to Kids
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

In this issue . . .
- Sign Up Now for January Clubs
- 2005 Fundraising Recap
- Ice Skating Social
- Annual Taskforce Gathering
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January 2006
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity
Esperanza 51 77
Gratts 47 64
Magnolia 46 72
Noble 42 62

More ways to help . . .
Get more involved!
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Taskforce information!
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January Books . . .
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