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Weekly News Update
May 10, 2006    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Sign up for the May 13th Reading Clubs!  Due to cancellations, we have volunteer openings at all schools.  Click here to register for the May reading clubs. 

The May Reading Clubs will feature a "Family" theme, and we are reading some fantastic books including Little One Step by Simon James in Kindergarten and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt in 4th grade.  Click here to see all May books, craft ideas, discussion topics, and activities.


Reading to Kids gives special thanks to our recent donors, including the GE Foundation, IBM, and the James Irvine Foundation.  Reading to Kids' work depends on the generosity of the individuals, organizations, businesses, and foundations who contribute to us.  Click here for a full list of donors. 

Reading to Kids also gives a special thanks to our friends at USC's Pi Beta Phi for donating the proceeds from their annual "Pi Social -- All You Can Eat Pie Event and Pie Eating Contest."  Pi Beta Phi raised $1,400 through this year's event!  Since 2001, they have raised $3,700 for Reading to Kids by encouraging college students to eat a lot of pie.  That is definitely a fundraiser I want to attend!


Please join us for Reading to Kids' Second Annual Comedy Night at the Improv!  The Comedy Night and Silent Auction will help to support our expansion to a 5th elementary school in June!  
Click here to see the list of comedians, silent auction items, and attendees.   

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.


Reading to Kids is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator.  As one of two paid employees of the agency, the Program Coordinator will have an exceptional opportunity to work with a grassroots nonprofit organization.  This position offers the opportunity to help direct the growth of Reading to Kids and to bring the joy of reading to many more children in Los Angeles. 

Click here for the full Program Coordinator job description and information on how to apply.

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
- Special Thanks
- Comedy Night
- Program Coordinator Position Available
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May 2006
Reading Club Status
School Capacity  RSVPs
Esperanza 62 65
Gratts 64  70 
Magnolia  62   63 
Noble 68


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