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November 26, 2015

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This Thanksgiving we are thankful for the thousands of volunteers, teachers, administrators, principals, donors, and funders who have helped to inspire a love of reading in the children we serve. We couldn't do it without you! We hope you have a delicious and happy Thanksgiving!



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.



December is one of our biggest months, and the December 12th reading clubs are only two weeks away! We still need 283 more volunteers, so please start recruiting as many, friends, co-workers, etc. as you can. 

Don't forget to join our December 12th Facebook Event so your friends will see that on your wall. Then go to our website and sign up with us.

Please tweet, post to Facebook, and email your friends, letting them know that we still need more volunteers.

You can also help us by printing out this flyer and posting it at your work, school, church, synagogue, mosque, or favorite community bulletin board. Please also use this easy email template.



Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

We extend a huge thank you to everyone who has already donated to our 2015 Annual Fund Drive! To date we have raised $11,358 donated from 202 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


We thank The Kleiner Cohen Foundation for its continuing support of Reading to Kids with their most recent $2,000 grant. This is the 12th year in a row that the Foundation has provided support that allows us to purchase the delightful read-aloud books that our school's libraries will continue to share with future generations.

We would also like to thank IBM Corporation for the generous donation of $2,000! This grant will help hundreds of kids in Los Angeles grow up in homes where books line the shelves. Thank you for supporting our monthly reading clubs for the 11th consecutive year! Special thanks also go to Mark May, Esperanza Site Coordinator, for helping facilitate this grant!

Thank you Kleiner Cohen Foundation and IBM!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!


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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December 2015
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 40 48
Esperanza 41 100
Gratts 32 67
Los Angeles 64 108
Magnolia 35 89
Politi 22 73
White 14 46
TOTAL 248 531
December 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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