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Weekly Update
December 18, 2008
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This past Saturday, 538 volunteers each gave three hours of their time to read to a whopping 1,569 kids, making the December reading clubs our best attended event in Reading to Kids history You can check out pictures from the reading clubs on our blog: http://readingtokids.blogspot.com/ 

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

Alta Loma: Will Sutton & Farah Seguin
Esperanza: Carter Morris & Julie To
Gratts: Mark Encinias & Mandy Pfaff
Hoover: Anthony Escamilla & Nate Radomski
Los Angeles: Chris Martin & Vinh Ngo
Magnolia: Alan Cramlet & Kathy Cramlet
Politi: Jerry Tung & Judy Wuu
White: Jerry Clarke & Dr. Carol Greene
 

Special thanks as well to First Book for donating 1,500 Polar Express Books to give out to kids at the reading clubs.

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READING TO KIDS ON KPCC

A reporter from KPCC visited the Hoover reading clubs this weekend and did a Season's Giving story on Reading to Kids that aired on Tuesday. 

Check it out online: http://readingtokids.org/News/NewsExternal.php

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OPERATION SANTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DECEMBER 24th!

Calling All Santas and Santa's Helpers!

Operation Santa, 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. Each Santa averages about 30 houses.  Toys and wardrobe are provided. No experience necessary! 


DATE: Wednesday, December 24th
TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Varied Shifts)
LOCATION: Scottish Rite Temple
                  150 North Madison Avenue
                  Pasadena, CA
INTERESTED?
All interested parties should send an e-mail to: volunteer@opsanta.org

For more information visit http://www.pasadenajaycees.org/event_detail.php?event_id=1039.

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SIGN UP FOR JANUARY READING CLUBS

The first reading clubs of 2009 will be held on January 10th.  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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Happy Holidays!

  Jessica Tritsch, Nate Radomski & Rachel Zwass 
  Reading to Kids
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LATEST READING TO KIDS STATISTICS

Through December 2008: 

1,586 people are current volunteers of Reading to Kids (volunteered at least once within the last six months) 

7,370 people are current subscribers to our email update list.

Since May 1999...

9,200 people have volunteered as readers with Reading to Kids; 
11,869 hardcover books have been donated to the schools' libraries;
68,088 books have been given directly to participating children for their home libraries; and volunteers have spent 74,946 hours volunteering at the reading clubs (for a "dollar value" of $1,365,074).

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December 2008
Reading Club Statistics
School Kids Volunteers

Alta Loma

165 51

Esperanza

281 80

Gratts

160 67

Hoover

190 68
Los Angeles

216

79
Magnolia  209 91
Politi 172 63
White

176

39
TOTAL 1,569 538

January Books. . .

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