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October 10, 2013

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our "Halloween, Mysteries, and Magic" reading clubs are this Saturday, and we need your help to make sure we have enough volunteers, especially at Esperanza, Gratts, and White!

We need 40 more volunteers to read aloud spooky and fun stories to an expected 1,200 plus kids eager to see the magicians we'll have performing this Saturday!

Here are 5 easy things you can do right now to help!

  • If you haven't already, please visit our website now and sign up.

  • "Join" our Facebook event to let your friends know the fun you'll be up to on the 12th!

  • Post on your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/ etc. that we need more volunteers. I've provided a sample post below, but in whatever you post please be sure to include the following two things:

    - The reading clubs are this Saturday morning, October 12th, near downtown LA
    - Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org Sample Post:

    My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, needs more volunteers for their October 12th reading clubs this Saturday. The theme is "Halloween, Mysteries, and Magic", and we'll have a live magician performing for the kids.   Join me at ### Elementary School for a fantastic morning of reading to elementary school kids near downtown LA. To join me, sign up online today 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.

  • Use our new, handy email template (in PDF) to encourage people you know to sign up to read with us!

  • 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!


This Saturday's Reading Clubs feature the launch of our 2013 Annual Fund Drive, our most important fundraiser of the year!

An anonymous donor has pledged to match the first $500 of donations made this Saturday at Alta Loma Elementary! This means that anyone reading and donating at Alta Loma this Saturday will have their donation doubled!

If you are planning to donate perhaps $100 or more to our Annual Fund Drive, please consider announcing you are matching donations made that morning up to the amount you are planning to donate. This is an exciting way your donation can inspire donations from more volunteers!



Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere will be converging at the Crosswords LA tournament on Saturday, October 26 – with proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!

This year the tournament will be held at Santa Monica Place, near the Santa Monica Pier, and Crosswords LA needs our volunteers to help! They need volunteers to set up portions of the event, greet and sign in contestants, and collect puzzle papers.

This tournament raises money for Reading to Kids, so if you can volunteer with them for either the full day or a half day, please email us today at info@readingtokids.org. Full day volunteers (8:30am – 4:45pm) get a free lunch and a t-shirt! Let's show our volunteer spirit by supporting their efforts to help us!



We thank The Kleiner Cohen Foundation for its continued support of Reading to Kids with a $2,000 grant. Their generous funding over the past six years allows us to continue to bring a love of reading into the lives of thousands of young students throughout Los Angeles.


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 73 75
Esperanza 70 87
Gratts 72 81
Los Angeles 87 90
Magnolia 112 114
Politi 96 96
White 53 60
TOTAL 563 603
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