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Reading to Kids News
October 25, 2012
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Come out, come out, wherever you are to the "Sports, Fun, and Games" at our November Reading Clubs on Saturday the 10th. There are 198 spots available, so be sure to RSVP here today!

If you previously signed up but can not join us after all, be sure to cancel online to open your spot for someone else.

November is also our College Spirit month and your time to wear your college's logo with pride!

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ANNUAL FUND DRIVE: GREAT EXAMPLE OF A CAUSES WISH!

A big thank you to those who have already made a contribution to the Reading to Kids 2012 Annual Fund Drive!  You can see your names on our 2012 Annual Fund Drive page, so if you have not yet donated, be sure to donate today so we can add your name there, too.

We were delighted this week to receive an email from volunteer Monica Obaldo, announcing her Causes Birthday Wish to raise $300 for Reading to Kids!

Creating a Causes Wish is just one of the fun, clever ways you can help us raise money during our Annual Fund Drive, and we provide a link to create your own Causes Wish on our 2012 Annual Fund Drive page, under the "Help us Fundraise!" header. 

As you create your Causes Wish, just enter "Reading to Kids" as the nonprofit you are raising money for, then press your Enter or Return key to find us.  When you get to Step 3, you'll see we even provide a handy cheat sheet to help you finish creating your Wish. 

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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THANK YOU ELLA FITZGERALD

Over the next few months we will again be giving away prize books that have been generously donated by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation!

Every child who participates in our reading clubs is given a book to take home. With the support of these books and your money donations, since 1999 we have donated thousands of books to school libraries, kids, parents, and teachers.

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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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Thank you for your help and support!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Skylar Lenox, and Katherine Norris
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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Make a donation:
http://readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

NOVEMBER 2012
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 46 46
Esperanza 46 65
Gratts 22 49
Los Angeles 39 92
Magnolia 34 81
Politi 27 68
White 22 33
TOTAL 236 434
November Books. . .

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