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April 13, 2006    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who made our April 8th Reading Clubs such a success.  This month 244 volunteers each gave three hours of their time to read to 641 kids!  Click here to see a list of this month's volunteers.

Sign up soon to reserve yourself a spot in May.  Click here to submit your RSVP for the next reading clubs on May 13th!


Come join us at the 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (view website) on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2006 at UCLA.  We will be reaching out to thousands of passionate readers to help bring our Saturday reading clubs to more and more children.

We are assembling a team of volunteers to volunteer at our booth on Saturday and Sunday.  Our booth is almost full for Saturday, but we still need a lot of volunteers for Sunday! 

Please click here for more information about volunteering with Reading to Kids at the Festival of Books.


The Reading to Kids Social Committee is planning an R2K Dinner at El Torito in Santa Monica.  The dinner will be a social event, and the restaurant has agreed to donate 25% of the proceeds to R2K!  The details are below.  Friends and family are welcome...the more the merrier!

Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 7pm
Place: El Torito (Santa Monica), 3360 Ocean Park Blvd, (310) 450-8665
Cost: Depends on what you order but will probably be in the range of $20-25 (without drinks)

Please click here to RSVP for the R2K dinner.


Reserve your seat today for Reading to Kids' Second Annual Comedy Night at the Improv!  This event will feature hilarious local comics, a Silent Auction, and a night of fun with fellow fans of Reading to Kids!

Date:       Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Time:       6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Place:      Hollywood Improv  (View website)
               8162 Melrose Avenue
               Los Angeles, CA  90046
               (323) 651-2583
Tickets:   $25 plus two-drink minimum in showroom
               ****Guests must be 21 and over.****

For more information or to buy tickets
click here.

Thanks and have a great week!

  Jessica Tritsch
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX)
In this issue . . .
- May Reading Clubs
- Festival of Books
- R2K Dinner
- R2K Comedy Night
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April 2006
Reading Club Status
School Children  Volunteers
Esperanza 139 71 
Gratts 99 58 
Magnolia 168  54 
Noble 235 61 
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