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Weekly News Update
November 2, 2007

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Over 250 volunteers are still needed for our November 10th College Spirit Day Reading Clubs!  Click here to sign up.

Show your college spirit at the November reading clubs!  Wear your school colors, show your pride, and celebrate higher education.  The school represented by the most volunteers will win the 2007 Reading to Kids college face-off and earn bragging rights for the year. We will have a competition for the best local, statewide, and national representation.  But most importantly, the kids will see the volunteers' school pride and the value of a college education.

We have volunteers signing up from colleges and universities all over the country!  Right now it looks like we'll have a strong showing from UCLA and Stanford, but with a week to go it's anyone's game.  Last year's local winner, USC, could pull another victory, but watch out for underdogs like LMU and the Claremont Colleges!  No matter who wins, all volunteers will make an impact in students' lives.  We hope you can join us!    

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ANNUAL FUND DRIVE - DONATE TODAY!

Thanks to your support, we have raised over $17,000 from nearly 200 donors.  With just over a week to go in our 2007 Annual Fund Drive, we are 400 donors shy of our goal of 600 donors!  The number of donors helps demonstrate wide community support of the organization, and helps us to solicit corporate and foundation grants.

To join your fellow volunteers in donating to Reading to Kids, click here.  Please remember that no donation is too small to make a difference, so please give what you can. 

     $10      Purchases up to 8 prize books  
                for participating kids
 
     $50      Purchases 4 hardcover read aloud
                books to be donated to the school 
                library

     $115    Purchases 100 take-home prize 
                books for participating kids

     $360    Purchases 1 month worth of read-
                aloud books at one school

     $750    Purchases all of the reading club
                expenses (books, supplies, and
                food) for month of reading clubs at
                one school

THANK YOU to those who have already sent in contributions to Reading to Kids for our 2007 Annual Fund Drive!  Your donations go a long way in helping to inspire children with a love of reading!

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MUSIC NIGHT

Buy your ticket today for Reading to Kids' first ever Music NightThe Music Night will be Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the Temple Bar in Santa Monica with The Four Postmen (www.fourpostmen.com), Henry Phillips (www.henryphillips.com) and host Tig Notaro (www.tignation.com)!

Date:       Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Time:       7:00 p.m. doors open
               8:00 - 11:00 p.m. show         
Place:      Temple Bar
(View website)
               1026 Wilshire Blvd.
               Santa Monica, CA  90401
               (310) 393-6611
Tickets:   $10 (Please also consider bringing a donation to the 
Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive)

****Guests must be 18 and over.****

CLICK HERE for more information and to buy tickets. 

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Have a great weekend!

  Jessica Tritsch
  Program Director 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX) 
 
info@readingtokids.org

 

Join us for our Special Event!

November 2007
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Esperanza 

62

71

Gratts 

32

79

Hoover 

54

92

Los Angeles 

42

95

Magnolia 

44 103

Politi 

28

63

White 

28

57

TOTAL 

290

560

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