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Reading to Kids News
January 17, 2013
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thank you for making our first reading club of 2013 truly memorable! This month, 793 kids, 380 volunteers, 113 parents, and 26 teachers & staff joined us for an afternoon of Discovery and Adventure, and our clubs would not be such a success without your help and support.

Reading to Kids is also in the news again! Robert Meyers, a reporter from Canyon News, joined us at Esperanza Elementary on Saturday, and his article, Reading To Kids Is Time Well Spent, is now available online, and also at our website at Reading to Kids Is in the News. Be sure to check it out!

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day fast approaching, we also want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of equality in education. Dr. King's message inspires our own work in underserved communities, and we can't accomplish our mission without the help of our dedicated volunteers.

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START RECRUITING FOR OUR FEBRUARY 9TH READING CLUBS

Our February 9th Reading Clubs are fast approaching, and we can't make our morning of "Friendship and Family" memorable without your help!

Please take a moment to join our February 9th Facebook Event. Your friends will be able to see that you're attending the reading clubs, and you can help spread the word by inviting them to join, too. After you join, don't forget to go to our website and sign up with us.

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MUSICIANS WANTED!

Every March, musicians visit each school and perform for the kids. We have had a variety of performers from country singers to Korean drumming troupes! If you or someone you know would like to share the gift of music with the kids and volunteers, please reply to this email.

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PRIZE PATROL!

We're starting to plan this year's events, and we need your help gathering prizes!

Our events are more fun and raise more money if we have great prizes to award, raffle, and/or auction. Big prizes. Little prizes. Serious prizes. Silly prizes. We need them all! Check out our list of prizes from last year's Silent Auction for ideas.

If you have any prizes, or you know where to get them, let us know!

The fun starts this May with our annual Legendary Bingo night, and we'd love to have something fabulous for the grand prize winner -- anything unique or with an autograph is always welcome!

To help you get started, click these links for tips on how to best approach a business or person to donate to our events, and a donation form for the donor to complete.

In the past we have had gift certificates, products, services, and tickets to fun events. If you work at or have a connection with a restaurant, retail store, or for a company with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.

Please also let Skylar know to whom you reach out so we don't accidentally duplicate Special Events Committee efforts in contacting businesses.

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Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on February 9th!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Skylar Lenox, and Katherine Norris
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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FEBRUARY 2013
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 14 54
Esperanza 21 79
Gratts 11 63
Los Angeles 17 63
Magnolia 17 81
Politi 14 73
White 12 36
TOTAL 106 449
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