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Reading to Kids News
October 29, 2015
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Sign up today to read to the next generation of scientists and engineers at our "Wonders of Science & Technology" reading clubs on November 14th. We still need 206 more volunteers!  

After you sign up, spread the word by joining our November 14th Facebook Event!

November 14th is also College Spirit Day, so represent your alma mater by wearing your school gear! Let's inspire these young students to have a love of reading and an excitement for higher education!

COLLEGE GIVE-AWAY ITEMS NEEDED

We want to give each child who attends our November 14th reading clubs 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!

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LEGENDARY BINGO NEXT WEDNESDAY,
NOVEMBER 4TH

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!

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MARATHON RUNNERS NEEDED

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.

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2015 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE IS ON!

Our thanks go out again to everyone who has donated to our 2015 Annual Fund Drive. The Annual Fund Drive goes on through the end of the year, and you can donate any time!

We received more than $2,400 in donations at our October 10th reading clubs. If you have already donated, see your name listed on our 2015 Annual Fund Drive page.

Donate today and help inspire children with a love of reading!

How Can You Help?

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or online. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, a sample email you can easily personalize, and tips for fundraising.

By volunteering with us, you see the positive impact Reading to Kids has on the children we serve. Once you share that with others, many will also want to donate - we just need you to ask!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive
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THANK YOU AGAIN TO THE
ELLA FITZGERALD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION!

We deeply appreciate the support we have received once again from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. Because of their generosity, the Reading to Kids office is filled with 2,070 new books for us to give away at our reading clubs!

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation sticker

Please join us in thanking the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation by visiting their website and the official Ella Fitzgerald Facebook fan page.

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Thanks, and we hope to see you at Legendary Bingo on Wednesday!

Sincerely,

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)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

November 2015
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 52 53
Esperanza 54 100
Gratts 36 73
Los Angeles 77 111
Magnolia 60 100
Politi 38 67
White 25 44
TOTAL 342 548
November Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
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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