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October 22, 2015

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Sign up today to read to miniature "mad scientists" at our "Wonders of Science and Technology" reading clubs on November 14th. We need 312 more volunteers to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  

After you sign up, join our November 14th Facebook Event!

November 14th is also College Spirit Day. Represent your alma mater by wearing your school gear! By sporting your college logo at the reading clubs, you will expose students to the possibilities of attaining a college education from an early age.



Join Team Reading to Kids in the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! Be a part of team Reading to Kids as you run in one of the best marathons in the country on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day).

You can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars you raise will go to support our monthly reading clubs.

Team Reading to Kids 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

If you or a runner you know is interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, please email Chris Martin at marathonreadingtokids.org for all the details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.


OCT. 24TH;

Have fun with other volunteers and get more involved with Reading to Kids!

Sat., Oct. 24Volunteer Movie Night: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Will Rogers State Historic Park at 6:00 pm. Click here for our Facebook event.
Sun., Oct. 25Curriculum Committee Meeting at Noon (Help create activity and craft guides for the November books!)
Tue., Oct. 27Volunteer Relations Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

For details on above events and more, check out our calendar!



Join Reading to Kids for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

Please click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. You can 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.

WHEN:   Wednesday, November 4, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046
              (323) 654-3800
Cost:  $20 suggested donation (cash only, please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes!

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.

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

We'd also like to have a celebrity host as a bingo caller. Please reply if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite cause.



As we mentioned above, November is our college spirit month, and we want to give each child who attends something small with a college insignia on it.

If you can obtain college-related items, stickers are always a hit with the younger kids. For the older kids we like to give them pins/buttons, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. But really, anything with a college logo will help plant the seeds of college interest.

If you work at or have a connection with a college, please help us by asking for a donation of items with that college's insignia. If you like, you can click this link for a request letter/email you can send. Great sources of items with your college's logo are the athletic department and the bookstore!

To "sponsor" one grade at one school, we need about 40 of one item. To sponsor all of one grade at all 7 schools, then we need about 225 of one item. And anything in between would be very helpful!



We extend a huge thank you to the 96 volunteers who have already donated to our 2015 Annual Fund Drive! The October reading clubs were a great kickoff to the Annual Fund Drive, which goes on through the end of the year. You can donate any time!

School Competition Winners

Highest percentage of volunteers who donated at the Oct. 10th reading clubs:
1st: Charles White Elementary (44%!)
2nd: Esperanza Elementary

Highest dollar amount raised at the Oct. 10th reading clubs:
1st: Esperanza Elementary
2nd: Los Angeles Elementary

Here's how you can help, with your donations also counting towards the school competition:

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or donate online today by visiting our 2015 Annual Fund Drive. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 2015 Annual Fund Drive page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header. There you'll find resources such as our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, a sample email you can easily personalize, and tips for fundraising.

You know the positive impact Reading to Kids has. Once you share that with others, many will probably want to donate to us - we just need you to ask!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!


Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Emma Rees
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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November 2015
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 35 53
Esperanza 39 100
Gratts 25 73
Los Angeles 57 111
Magnolia 36 100
Politi 27 67
White 17 44
TOTAL 236 548
November Books. . .
Kindergarten book
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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