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August 29, 2013

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We are not far away from our "Faraway Places" reading clubs on September 14th, and we still need 186 new and returning volunteer readers. Here's how YOU can help!

First, sign up now if you haven't already!

Next, encourage your friends, co-workers and family to sign up, too, by asking them to join you at your school. You can do that by both sharing our Facebook event and guiding them to also sign up on our website.

Finally, print out this flyer and post it at your work or favorite community bulletin board.  If you include the school at which you'll be reading, you can make it a fun gathering!

Please note that the September Reading Clubs fall on Yom Kippur. If this changes your availability, please be sure to cancel your RSVP.



September 9th is the Monday before the 9/14 reading clubs, and we can use your help to do the following at each school:

- Put up the banner
- Distribute teacher welcome letters
- Distribute Classroom Sign-In Posters
- Conduct quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to the reading clubs that Saturday

We'll supply everything you need, so we just need folk (ideally in pairs) who can go to a school or two as a Reading to Kids Ambassador.

This is a wonderful way to interact with the kids and teachers. The more we publicize at the beginning of the school year, the more children and families we'll serve all year.

Please reply to this email or call the office if you can be an Ambassador on Monday, Sept. 9th.



Our special thanks to Adecco for again making Reading to Kids the beneficiary of their 2013 Win4Youth Run4One events, one at Griffith Park and the other at Redondo Beach. We received $1 for every mile Adecco employees and participants walked on July 25, and that added up to $610!

Adecco Walk-Run Fundraiser 2013 participants

We especially thank Adecco employee Mara Klug for being our Reading to Kids champion!



As most of you know, last Friday was Skylar's last day as the Program Coordinator for Reading to Kids. In a few weeks she begins studying for a Masters of Social Welfare degree at UCLA.

Skylar spent three very dedicated years with us, and I personally and professionally enjoyed working with her both as a volunteer and as her supervisor this past year. I learned so very much from her about running the reading clubs and cannot adequately convey how much I appreciated her patience and advice as I worked with her.

Skylar did so much for an organization in whose mission she and I deeply believe, and I look forward to seeing her at future Reading to Kids events as a volunteer and R2K emeritus!



If you or someone you know possesses the powers of magic and illusion, please contact the office. We need magicians for each of our seven schools at our October 12th reading clubs!


Thanks, and I wish you a very happy Labor Day weekend!


Charlie Orchard
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 58 68
Esperanza 50 90
Gratts 54 68
Los Angeles 61 76
Magnolia 61 125
Politi 38 76
White 36 41
TOTAL 358 544
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