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Weekly News Update
April 10, 2008

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the April 12th "From the Earth to the Moon" Reading Clubs!  We are almost filled to capacity! 

There are few volunteer spots available, and we do anticipate more cancellations before Saturday, so if you have not signed up yet for the April reading clubs but would like to attend, check our website for openings before the 3 p.m. deadline on Friday, April 11th. 

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COMEDY NIGHT


Buy your ticket today for Reading to Kids' Fourth Annual Comedy Night at the Improv with Carlos Mencia, Darren Carter, Joy Gohring, Mark Serritella, Shang & KT Tatara!  

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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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.  This will be a great opportunity to recruit volunteers, promote the organization, and connect with other organizations. Click here to see available shifts for the event.  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.
 
We still need volunteers to help out with our booth at this event 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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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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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 

63

65

Gratts 

76

78

Hoover 

73

73

Los Angeles

68

68

Magnolia 

88 89

Politi 

55

55

White 

49

52

TOTAL 

472

480

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April Books. . .

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