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Weekly News Update
December 13, 2007

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This past Saturday, 472 volunteers each gave three hours of their time to read to a whopping 1,493 kids, making the December reading clubs our best attended event in Reading to Kids history

Thanks to everyone who volunteerd on Saturday!  Unfortunately, we were short on volunteers this month, and some of our class sizes were particularly large.  If you are able to attend our January 12th Reading Clubs, click here to sign up now!

A special thanks to our volunteer Santas for helping to bring holiday cheer to the reading clubs.

Esperanza:  Blake Holland & Stacy Miles
Gratts: Mark Encinias & Erica Meier  
Hoover: Ryan DeSilva and Ali Husain
Los Angeles: Chris Martin and Sarah Kolterman

Magnolia: Jeff Carter & Amanda Scarano
Politi: John Farrell & Jenny Shanley
White: Mike Freibott & Siddharth Ramakrishnan

Another special thanks to everyone who donated computers and printers for our student raffle. 

Douglas Erenberg
Dan Lantz
Jaimi Nanko
Elizabeth Petras
Michelle Sandoval
Bijal Shah
Alice Song and Julia Song
Christie Watkins
Stephanie Wilcox

If you have a used computer that you'd like to donate for a future raffle, contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org.

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OPERATION SANTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Calling All Santas and Mrs. Clauses!

Operation Santa Claus, a project of the Pasadena Jaycees, brings some Christmas cheer to over 3,500 kids in the Pasadena area by sending volunteers dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus to deliver toys on Christmas Eve.  Volunteers sort toys for children on your route, pack a car full of toys, and deliver them to kids throughout Pasadena and surrounding communities. Toys and wardrobe are provided by the project along with lunch and dinner. No experience necessary!


DATE: Sunday, December 24th

TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Varied Shifts)

LOCATION: Scottish Rite Temple
                  150 North Madison Avenue
                  Pasadena, CA

INTERESTED?
Contact Sarah Warisi at
OpSanta2007@gmail.com or (626) 441-6269.  For more information visit www.pasadenajaycees.org.

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SIGN UP FOR JANUARY READING CLUBS

The first reading clubs of 2008 will be held on January 12th.  The reading clubs will feature a "New People, New Places, New Things" theme to help celebrate the new year.  Click here to sign up!

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Have a great day!

  Jessica Tritsch & Sarah Kolterman
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX) 
 
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LATEST READING TO KIDS STATISTICS

Through December 2007: 

1,368 people are current volunteers of Reading to Kids (volunteered at least once within the last six months) 

5,668 people are current subscribers to our email update list.

Since May 1999...

7,492 people have volunteered as readers with Reading to Kids; 
9,510 hardcover books have been donated to the schools' libraries;
54,194 books have been given directly to participating children for their home libraries; and volunteers have spent 59,226 hours volunteering at the reading clubs (for a "dollar value" of $1,048,973).


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In this issue . . .
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Record Breaking Reading Clubs

- Operation Santa Volunteers Needed!
- January Reading Clubs - Sign Up Today
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December 2007
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids Volunteers

Esperanza 

223

87

Gratts 

240

63

Hoover 

300

83

Los Angeles 

197

61

Magnolia 

300 82

Politi 

93

48

White 

140

48

TOTAL 

1,493

472


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January Books. . .

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Third Grade

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