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November 12, 2015

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

In just two days we will be exploring the "Wonders of Science & Technology" at our reading clubs! If you are not signed up with us already, sign up today, then join our November 14th Facebook Event.

If you signed up but cannot join us after all, be sure to cancel online to open your spot for someone else. The deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.

November is also our College Spirit month, so be sure to wear your college's logo. The competition is on to see which college has the most volunteers representing their alma mater at this Saturday's reading clubs!

Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and several colleges, every child at the reading clubs this Saturday will receive an item with a college logo - part of our efforts to nurture early college interest.


Do you know any runners? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join Team Reading to Kids in the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon!

We urgently need eight more runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day). You can share this Facebook page with any of your runner friends to encourage them to join our team!

Runners can run either the full marathon or a half-marathon, and the dollars raised 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 by Nov. 30th to use when registering on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon website.



Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

The 2015 Annual Fund Drive is off to a great start with $5,994 donated from 110 donors!

Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2015 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 500 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!

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.

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


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

Sun., Nov. 15 Curriculum Committee Meeting at 1pm at Crafted LA in San Pedro (Help create activity and craft guides for the December books!)
Thur., Nov. 19 Happy Hour Mixer from 6-8 pm at Seventy 7 Lounge, 3843 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232. Click here for the Evite!
Sun., Nov. 22 Sunset Hike at Stough Canyon, Verdugo Hills from 4-6 pm.

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


We look forward to seeing you at any of the above!


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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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 52 53
Esperanza 95 100
Gratts 72 73
Los Angeles 112 113
Magnolia 98 100
Politi 66 67
White 41 44
TOTAL 536 550
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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