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October 31, 2013

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Happy Halloween! We are just 10 days away from the November 9th Reading Clubs, and we still need 159 more readers - which means we again need YOUR help in recruiting them!

If you haven't yet signed up, please sign up now, then join our November 9th Facebook Event so your Facebook friends can see you are volunteering

Next, please email and 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:

1) The reading clubs are the morning of November 9th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

"My favorite volunteer organization, Reading to Kids, is looking for more volunteers for their November 9th reading clubs. The theme is "Sports, Fun, and Games", and all volunteers are encouraged to wear something with their college's logo to encourage the kids to aspire to college.   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, email them the above message or tag them in your post. Tagging them in the post will alert them to the reading clubs and show up in their friends' news feeds.

Please also do your part by printing out this flyer and posting it at your work, school, church, synagogue, mosque, or favorite community bulletin board.

November 9th is also College Spirit Day, so be sure to earn honors for your college and wear something with your college logo visible! We'll be tallying the number of volunteers sporting their college logo that morning, then announcing the following week which college or university showed the most spirit at the reading clubs!

If you have signed up and can't make it, please cancel to make room for another volunteer.



The 2013 Annual Fund Drive is off to a great start with $5,903 donated from 129 donors! Our thanks go out again to everyone who has already donated to our 2013 Annual Fund Drive. Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2013 Annual Fund Drive page. If you have not yet donated, be sure to donate today so we can add your name there, too.

Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our goal this year is to raise $45,000 from 1,000 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!

To do that, please visit our 2013 Annual Fund Drive page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for many useful resources. In particular, please consider personalizing and sending the sample email to friends and family provided, or posting our handy donor sheet.

Once they know about Reading to Kids, many probably want to donate to us - all you have to do is ask!

Also, if your workplace matches donations to nonprofits, please share with them your donation, and ask them to consider matching it. In this way you double your donation and share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive


This Sunday morning, November 3rd, at 5am please tune your radio in to KLVE 107.5, KSCA 101.9, KRCD 103.9/98.3 or KTNQ 1020AM to hear an interview in Spanish about Reading to Kids!

Long-time Taskforce member and Alta Loma Site Coordinator Mariel Rubio discusses Reading to Kids mission and history, her own involvement with us, and how to volunteer and support us.

We'll also post the interview on our website, just in case you can't listen to it this Sunday morning. Our sincere thanks to Mariel for representing all of us at Univision Radio, and to Univision Radio for airing the interview!



Reading to Kids is a member of the Children's Literacy Coalition Los Angeles (CLCLA), an emerging literacy advocacy group of organizations that work in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Join the CLCLA at our inaugural forum as we bring together business, education, legislative, and community stakeholders to share ideas and create solutions on the critical issue of literacy.

A Better Future: The Social and Economic Advantages of Children Reading at Grade Level

When and Where:
Friday November 8th, 2013
8:30am -11:30am - Breakfast Included
UCLA - Covel Commons, Hosted by Luskin School of Public Affairs
Cost: FREE
Click here for Event Details and Registration

Opening Remarks:
Bill Parent, Associate Dean for Administration, Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA
Val Zavala, Vice President, News & Public Affairs - KCET


Barbara O'Brien, National Policy Director, The Campaign for Grade Level Reading
David Crippens, Chairman of Unite-LA Board of Directors
Senator Holly J. Mitchell, 26th District (CA)

Please click here for a print version to share with others.


Thanks, and have a great Halloween!


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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November 2013
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 64 64
Esperanza 55 81
Gratts 46 73
Los Angeles 74 95
Magnolia 94 96
Politi 37 85
White 29 63
TOTAL 399 557
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