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October 18, 2012
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We celebrated the spooky season with 1,218 kids, 456 volunteers, 142 parents, and 22 teachers and staff at our October Reading Clubs. A huge thank you to our fantastic magicians, who showed us that seeing isn't always believing!

Don't miss the "Sports, Fun, and Games" at our November Reading Clubs on Saturday the 10th. Join our team and RSVP here today!

November is also our College Spirit month, so dig out your college gear to show your school spirit!

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ANNUAL FUND DRIVE HAS BEGUN!

The 2012 Annual Fund Drive launched at this past Saturday's reading clubs, and it runs through the December Reading Clubs. This year we've set a goal of raising $45,000 from over 1,000 donors, and to meet our goal we need your help!

Although our main source of funding is grants from foundations and corporations, support from individual donors is vital to our organization. We list our large number of donors to demonstrate to foundations and corporations that we have broad support in the community, which in turn prompts them to support us too.

How Can You Help?

1 - Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online today by visiting our 2012 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2 - Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 2012 Annual Fund Drive page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for resources, including information on creating your own personalized fundraising page, our handy donor form for raising money with your friends and co-workers, tips for fundraising, and so much more.

If you have any questions about the Annual Fund Drive, please let us know. Once again, please donate any amount to help us meet our goals, and thanks for your support!

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COLLEGE GIVE-AWAY ITEMS NEEDED

At the "Sports, Fun, and Games" November Reading Clubs we celebrate College Spirit Day, which includes encouraging all of you to wear clothing with your college's logo

At the November 10th Reading Clubs we want to give each child who attends something small with a college insignia on it. To do that, we reach out to as many local colleges as we can to ask for donations of items, so if you have any connections at a college or university, please let us know!

If you are able to gather and donate to us college-related items, for the younger kids, stickers and fake tattoos are always a hit. For the older kids we like to give them pins/buttons, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. But really, anything with a college logo will help plant the seeds of college interest.

If you work at or have a connection with a college, please help us by asking for a donation of items with that college's insignia. If you like, you can click this link for a request letter/email you can send.

To "sponsor" one grade at one school, we need about 30 of one item. To sponsor all of one grade at all 7 schools, then we need about 170 of one item. And anything in between would very helpful!

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Thanks!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Skylar Lenox, and Katherine Norris
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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In this issue . . .
 - October Wrap-Up
 - Annual Fund Drive has begun!
 - College give-away items needed
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November 2012
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 27 46
Esperanza 36 65
Gratts 15 49
Los Angeles 20 92
Magnolia 18 81
Politi 13 68
White 9 33
TOTAL 138 434
November Books. . .

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Second Grade

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Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

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