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September 11, 2013

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

With many of our regular volunteers celebrating Yom Kippur this Saturday, we still need 64 more volunteers, especially at Magnolia and Politi!

If you have not already, please visit our website now and sign up.

Next, become a Reading to Kids hero and find more volunteers than anyone else! The person who sends me the names of the most volunteers they recruited (and who read with us on Saturday) will be celebrated in our Sept. 19th news email!

Here's what you can do to win:

- "Join" our Facebook event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to on the 14th!

- Tweet, Post, and Tumble to all of your friends and followers about the reading clubs! Here's a sample post you can use:

"A really great organization I volunteer with, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their reading clubs this Saturday. It's my favorite volunteer opportunity in LA, and I hope you can join me. It's a fun filled morning of reading to elementary school kids near downtown LA. If you want to join me I'll be at ### Elementary School. Sign up online at www.readingtokids.org."

If you write your own post, please be sure to include the following two things:

1) The reading clubs are this Saturday morning near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

If you have people in mind who you think would really like to read with us, tag them in your post. It will alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their friends' news feeds.

- Print out this flyer and post it somewhere others will see it. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading!

Working together we can create a wonderful reading club experience this Saturday!



It is our pleasure to announce that we have two new full-time people working with us in the Reading to Kids offices! Sarah Parga and Hannah Edwards are serving 10 months with us as AmeriCorps VIP Fellows for the 2013-14 school year.

Both will focus on increasing the quality of our volunteer experience, coordinating the monthly reading clubs, and volunteer recruitment.

Sarah graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in English and Creative Writing and a Minor in Religious Studies. She has instructed K-12 children through her work at ComedySportz Los Angeles and Mad Science, and she has years of experience teaching and performing improv comedy on stage.

Hannah earned her BA degree in Modern Languages (Japanese and Spanish) from Beloit College in Wisconsin, and also has a minor in Anthropology. She recently completed a year of AmeriCorps service as a Corps Member for City Year Los Angeles, where she spent a year tutoring and mentoring students at an LAUSD middle school in Boyle Heights. She previously served a summer as an AmeriCorps Vista Associate.

Please introduce yourselves to Sarah and Hannah as you meet them at the reading clubs, committee meetings, and our offices.



If you are at least 21 years old, mark your calendars! Next week on Thursday, September 19th, Reading to Kids volunteers and their friends are gathering for a night of rock n' roll dueling pianos at Howl at the Moon, Hollywood in Universal City!

If you haven't been to Howl at the Moon before then you are in for a treat. There are two pianos and a group of musicians who alternate instruments and vocals. Sing, dance, and howl the night away as great musicians take requests and perform your favorite songs from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and today on pianos, guitars, and more!

Tell them you are supporting Reading to Kids and your $10 donation/cover charge goes to us, and your first two drinks are only 50 each.

WHEN:   Thursday, September 19th, doors open at 7pm
WHERE: Howl at the Moon, Hollywood
              1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
              Universal City, CA 91608
              (818) 755-9970
              21 and over only

Seating is first come, first served only with no reservations, so arrive as early as possible if you are interested in sitting at a table. For more details, visit our event on Facebook and share it with your friends!

Please also click the image below for a flyer in .PDF format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in joining us at Howl at the Moon.

Reading to Kids Howl at the Moon flyer

Please also print out the flyer and post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you. Join us for a howlin' good time!


Thanks, and we hope to see you Saturday!


Charlie Orchard, Hannah Edwards, and Sarah Parga
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 65 68
Esperanza 78 90
Gratts 67 68
Los Angeles 71 76
Magnolia 101 125
Politi 61 76
White 37 41
TOTAL 480 544
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