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Weekly News Update
April 2, 2008

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for our April 12th "From the Earth to the Moon" Reading Clubs. Volunteer spots are filling up fast; click here to submit your RSVP today!

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VOLUNTEER AT BIG SUNDAY!

Join Reading to Kids volunteers at BIG SUNDAY, L.A.'s Annual Day of Service.  Volunteers from all over Los Angeles will help out at more than 200 community sites all over the city on Saturday, May 3rd, and Sunday, May 4th.

Los Angeles Elementary and Magnolia Elementary will both be sites for this service event, and a group of Reading to Kids volunteers will be joining in the fun!

Create a Reading Garden at L.A. Elementary (Project #195)
Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Details: Volunteers will be painting garden boxes, planting flowers, and planting trees to create a Reading Garden for the kids!
Sign Up: Click here

Have a Day of Blooming Together at the Great Magnolia Street School (Project #242)
Date: Sunday, May 4th
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Details: Volunteers will be planting a garden in front of the school, decorating and delivering flower pots to local seniors with Alzheimer's Disease, making cards and bookmarks, and more! There will also be good food and live music!
Sign Up:
Click here

Click here for more information on BIG SUNDAY events and to sign up.

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VOLUNTEER AT THE FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
AND CELEBRATELA

FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Reading to Kids will be joining thousands of community members, hundreds of organizations, and scores of authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 26th and 27th. 

We are assembling a team of people to volunteer at our booth in two hour shifts on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  This will be a great opportunity to recruit volunteers, promote the organization, and connect with other organizations. Click here to see available shifts.  E-mail Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org to sign up.

CELBRATELA

The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles-Assistance League of Southern California is organizing a 2008 CelebrateLA Volunteer Recognition Event at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena on April 27th.  This is the first year of this event, which is set up to recognize volunteers and give volunteer organizations an opportunity to reach out to community members.
 
Please let me know if you are interested in helping out at a booth at this event.  The booth will be set up from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Click here to see available shifts. E-mail Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org to sign up. 

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MARINA V CONCERT
APRIL 6TH

Marina V (www.marinav.com) performed at Los Angeles Elementary for our "Music" themed reading clubs.  She had such a great time that she decided to donate part of the proceeds from her upcoming concert to Reading to Kids!

Date:       Sunday, April 6, 2008
Time:      8:00 p.m. 
Place:     Hotel Cafe
               1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd. 
               Los Angeles, CA  91604
Cost:       $8           
RSVP:     Click here

****Guests must be 21 and over.****

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COMEDY NIGHT

Buy your ticket today for Reading to Kids' Fourth Annual Comedy Night at the Improv with Carlos Mencia, KT Tatara, Mark Serritella, Joy Gohring, and friends!  This event will feature hilarious comics, a fabulous Silent Auction, and a night of fun with fellow fans of Reading to Kids.

Date:       Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Time:      6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Place:     Hollywood Improv  
               8162 Melrose Avenue
               Los Angeles, CA  90046
Tickets:   $35 (includes dinner in
               the showroom)
****Guests must be 18 and over.****

For more information and to buy tickets,
click here.

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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) 
 
info@readingtokids.org
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April 2008
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Esperanza 

68

68

Gratts 

54

81

Hoover 

76

76

Los Angeles

58

71

Magnolia 

91 92

Politi 

56

57

White 

44

53

TOTAL 

447

498

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