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January 5th, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

It's a new year and time for our January reading clubs! Join the expedition for Saturday, January 14th as we explore the exciting world of Mysteries & Adventure. Click here to submit your RSVP.

Please also help recruit another 87 volunteers by joining our January 14th Facebook Event, tweeting @readingtokids, emailing friends, or any other creative ways you have in mind. Volunteering with friends on January 14th is a great way to celebrate the new year!

(If you have signed up for the January reading clubs and you are not able to make the voyage, please cancel so that another traveler may hop on board.)



Thanks to the support of so many of you, our 2016 Annual Fund Drive was a rousing success, with 543 donors helping us raise $55,975! We still expect a few more checks in the mail, so we may top $57,000!

Reading to Kids reading club

Our very special thanks go out to our four fundraising Angels, Taskforce members Matthew Jones (28 donors, $2,762), Mark May (14 donors, $6,025), and Patrick White (4 donors, $565), as well as volunteer Kosha Patel (23 donors, $591). Together they raised $9,943 from 69 donors!

School Competition Winners!

Highest overall percentage of volunteers who donated to the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: MacArthur Park Elementary (in their 1st year with us)!
2nd: Alta Loma Elementary
3rd: Esperanza Elementary (with White just 1% behind!)

Highest overall dollar amount raised for the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: Magnolia Elementary
3rd: MacArthur Park Elementary (a mere $32 behind Magnolia!)

All of the schools together raised $23,964!

Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to all of the AFD Speakers and credit card swipers who helped raise these much-needed funds over the last three reading clubs!



This Sunday, January 8, join the Curriculum Committee at Noon in the Reading to Kids office to help create the activity and craft guides for the January 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!


Are you a runner? Do you know any runners? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join Team Reading to Kids in the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19th!

Team Reading to Kids 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We urgently need five more runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country. You can share this Facebook group 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. 

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 marathon@readingtokids.org!

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.

Team Reading to Kids 2016 Skechers Performance LA Marathon

Thanks, and we look forward to a wonderful 2017 of reading and crafts with you!


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)

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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 37 38
Esperanza 54 60
Gratts 42 52
Los Angeles 57 81
MacArthur Park 24 36
Magnolia 48 60
Politi 30 51
White 26 27
TOTAL 318 405
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Third Grade book
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Fifth Grade book
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