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May 29, 2014

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our "Super Heroes and Super People" Reading Clubs are just over 2 weeks away on June 14th and we are still on the search for 99 more volunteers. Please sign up today to help give the kids a super start to their summer!

After you sign up, please be sure to spread the word to your family and friends by joining our June 14th Facebook event.

(If you have already signed up but won't be able to make it, please cancel your RSVP to make room for another volunteer.)



Reading to Kids has been selected as one of 15 U.S. finalists for Fluor's Global Community Project Fund, and your votes will help us win! If we finish in the top 5 in the U.S., we'll receive $10,000 and Fluor employees will volunteer with us!

To vote for us, go to our Finalist page and click the Vote for this project button. You can vote once per day every day from each of your computers now until Monday, June 9th at 11:59pm EST.

(The Aliso Viejo location listed on our page is that of the Fluor office of the nominating employee, Jinhwa Chun.)

You can also follow our progress by clicking on the Check your project's standing: Leaderboard link on the right side of the above page. Our project is titled "Encouraging Kids to Read by Providing Age-Appropriate Books."

Please note that their voting site is not optimized for mobile devices, so your phone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc. may not work well with the above page.

We're competing with some much larger organizations, so please share the above with your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. networks. Let's see if Reading to Kids volunteers and supporters can help our voting go viral!


On Wednesday, June 11th mark your calendars to play Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood! If you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't, it's time to see what you've been missing!

There is a $20 suggested donation at the door (cash only, please!) which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes! Remember, the show is R rated and a ton of fun.

WHEN:   Wednesday, June 11th, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046

Legendary Bingo is very popular and there is limited seating available. Plan to arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation (you must have a party of 6 or more) at Hamburger Mary's to ensure your seat. You can call Hamburger Mary's at (323) 654-3800.

For more details, visit our Bingo 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 going to our Legendary Bingo Night.

Reading to Kids Bingo Night 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. Be there or be square!



It's time for Dodger baseball with your fellow Reading to Kids volunteers! Join us to meet other volunteers, enjoy a summer evening, and cheer a great game against the Colorado Rockies!

Where: Dodger Stadium, Section 48
When: 6/18/14, 7:10pm
Price: Tickets only $10 each

Mail checks to:
Rachel Harter
P.O. Box 804
Verdugo City, CA 91046

Or, find Rachel at Los Angeles Elementary School during the June 14th Reading Clubs or at El Cholo afterwards. Send your questions to Rachel at Rachel.Harterreadingtokids.org.

To see who else is attending, you can RSVP through either our Facebook event or Rachel's Evite.

Get your tickets from Rachel before she sells out, and we hope to see you there!


Reading to Kids is hiring two Literacy Coordinators for 11 month positions starting in September! The positions are posted on our website, where you can read them by clicking on the Literacy Coordinator button below Latest News.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please also share the above link to the positions with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us as readers or other roles.


Thanks, please vote for us every day, and we hope to see you in June!


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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JUNE 2014
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 33 33
Esperanza 40 46
Gratts 28 41
Los Angeles 49 65
Magnolia 31 63
Politi 21 47
White 21 27
TOTAL 223 322
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