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October 19, 2016
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Tonight's the night! Join Reading to Kids at 7pm for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

If you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't, click here for a video of one of our winners last year to see what you've been missing!

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

Please also click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going tonight. You can also print out the flyer and post it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

WHEN:   Tonight, Wednesday, October 19, 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!

Seating is limited so plan to arrive before 7:00 p.m. If you have a party of 4 or more then we strongly suggest making a reservation at Hamburger Mary's.

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NOVEMBER 12TH READING CLUBS;
COLLEGE ITEMS WANTED

Click here to submit your RSVP to read at our Wonders of Science & Technology reading clubs on November 12th. We still need 319 more volunteers, so please also ask your friends to join you.

UCLA bears donated for College Spirit Month

November is also 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 8 schools, then we need about 300 of one item. And anything in between would be very helpful!

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CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING THIS SUNDAY, 10/23

This Sunday, October 23, join the Curriculum Committee at Noon in the Reading to Kids office to help create the activity and craft guides for the November books!

Our address is 1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Click here for our Facebook event, or click here for the Evite!

For details on all our events and more, check out our calendar!
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2016 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

The 2016 Annual Fund Drive is off to a great start with $6,711 donated from 118 donors!

Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2016 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 $50,000 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
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Thanks, and we hope to see you tonight at Bingo!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, and Jasmine Scales
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
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www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

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

NOVEMBER 2016
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 22 60
Esperanza 36 81
Gratts 18 60
Los Angeles 46 98
MacArthur Park 32 46
Magnolia 26 87
Politi 18 67
White 15 33
TOTAL 213 532
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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