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Weekly News Update
November 15, 2007

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer at our College Spirit Day reading clubs on Saturday!  1,091 kids, 181 parents, and 474 volunteers joined us for a morning of reading fun.

UCLA WINS WITH THE MOST COLLEGE SPIRIT 

With more than 65 colleges represented on Saturday, the College Spirit Day Competition was intense!  The Bruins took the title back from USC with 69 volunteers attending!  Stanford had the most statewide representation with 21 volunteers, while Vanderbilt University pulled together the most out-of-state support with 10 volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers who showed up in their college attire to help get our kids excited about going to college!

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DECEMBER READING CLUBS
Readers and Computers Wanted!

Click here to sign up for our "Winter Holiday" Reading Clubs on December 8th!

Our December Clubs will be a lot of fun!  We are planning visits by Santa, a raffle, and lots of great holiday crafts! 

In addition to other items, we will raffle off one refurbished computer at each school. If you have a used computer that you are interested in donating, please e-mail Sarah at Sarah.Kolterman@readingtokids.org.

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GREAT URBAN RACE

Reading to Kids is teaming up with Great Urban Race Los Angeles for a day of fun!

Great Urban Race is a scavenger hunt, road race, and wandering party. Teams of two run, walk, and use public transportation while navigating city streets and completing fun clues and challenges.  And this year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Reading to Kids.

Join Reading to Kids volunteers for this fun event!

DATE: Sunday, December 2nd

TIME:  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. registration
           12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA
MEET UP:   Temple Bar
(View website)
                  1026 Wilshire Blvd.
                   Santa Monica, CA  90401


COST: $60 per person

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: Click Here

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ANNUAL FUND DRIVE - DONATE TODAY!

Thanks so much to everyone who has made a contribution during Reading to Kids' Annual Fund Drive.  Thanks to your support, we have raised nearly $25,000 from over 400 donors! 

Although Saturday marked the official end of the 2007 Annual Fund Drive, we will still gladly accept donations. For those of you who did not get a chance to make your donation but would still like to, please click here

Your donation of any amount has a huge impact on the lives of the students we work with.

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Have a great day!

  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

LATEST READING TO KIDS STATISTICS

Through November 2007: 

1,320 people are current volunteers of Reading to Kids (volunteered at least once within the last six months) 

5,479 people are current subscribers to our email update list.

Since May 1999...

7,365 people have volunteered as readers with Reading to Kids; 
9,285 hardcover books have been donated to the schools' libraries;
52,701 books have been given directly to participating children for their home libraries; and volunteers have spent 57,810 hours volunteering at the reading clubs (for a "dollar value" of $1,022,395).

 

November 2007
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids Volunteers

Esperanza 

123

68

Gratts 

162

66

Hoover 

217

80

Los Angeles 

163

74

Magnolia 

217 87

Politi 

120

46

White 

89

49

TOTAL 

1091

474

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