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February 27, 2014

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our "Music and Celebrations" reading Clubs on March 8th are just 9 days away, and we'd like you to join the parade! We still need 69 more readers, so click here and submit your RSVP today.

Then please also take a moment to join our March 8th 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.

As we do every March, some very talented musicians will be performing. Click here to find out who will be performing at your school - you may even know them personally!

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



The ASICS LA Marathon is happening on Sunday, March 9th, and Team Reading to Kids can use your support!

Please encourage them by donating to our valiant runners' fundraising pages as they strive towards raising money for Reading to Kids!

Team Reading to Kids 2014 ASICS LA Marathon

They have already raised more than $9,000 towards their overall goal of $10,000. If you can donate a buck a mile to your favorite runner, that will help fuel them towards the finish line!



Next week is the week before our March Reading Clubs, and we can use your help conducting 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 volunteers (ideally in pairs) who can go to a school or two between 7:30am - 2:30pm as a Reading to Kids Ambassador.

This is a wonderful way to interact with the kids and teachers. The more we publicize, the more children and parents we can continue to serve!

Please reply to inforeadingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador.



We've started planning this year's fundraising 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! We'd love to have something fabulous for the Silent Auction or for our grand prize Bingo winner -- anything unique or with an autograph is always welcome!

To help you get started, here is a generic donation letter to give to a manager, supervisor, or friend who may be able to donate a gift, product, or service, 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 us know to whom you reach out so we don't accidentally duplicate Special Events Committee efforts in contacting businesses.



We need a well-known, headliner comedian for this April's Benefit Comedy Night! If you personally know a headliner comedian who would be interested and available for this event that will likely take place on April 29th, please reply to this email.

We'd also like to have a celebrity host for either our Comedy Night or as a bingo caller for our annual Legendary Bingo Night on June 11th. Please reply if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!


Thank you very much for your help!


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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MARCH 2014
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 60 60
Esperanza 59 77
Gratts 56 71
Los Angeles 89 103
Magnolia 101 103
Politi 60 71
White 40 49
TOTAL 465 534
March Books. . .


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