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January 19, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This past Saturday we were thrilled to welcome 881 kids, 334 volunteers, 92 parents, and 28 teachers & staff to our Jan. 14th reading clubs! We had more than twice as many kids on Saturday as we did last January!

In addition to receiving a free book, one lucky student at each of our eight schools was also given a refurbished computer!

The Author Read With Us!

On Saturday we were also delighted and proud to have one of the authors of our read-aloud books read with us! Theresa McKeown is the author of How To Eat Your ABC's, the 1st grade book we read aloud.

Theresa McKeown and 1st grade volunteers at Politi

She joined us at Politi to read to the kids there (she is wearing the black leather jacket on the left in this volunteer group photo). Check out her Facebook page for more photos from the morning!


Sign up for the next reading clubs! Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Friendship & Family" reading clubs on February 11th.

Please take a moment to also join our February 11th Facebook Event and share with friends this great volunteer opportunity.



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 need relay runners to run 13.2 miles each in one of the best marathons in the country. This is an exclusive opportunity to participate without having to run the entire route!

You can share this Facebook group with any of your runner friends to encourage them to join our team! 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, before the January 27th deadline 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 by the Friday, January 27th deadline.

Team Reading to Kids 2016 Skechers Performance LA Marathon


Our March 11th reading clubs feature "Music & Celebration", and we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our eight partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!

Patrick White and The Julias performing at Esperanza Elementary on 3/12/16

If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with our students and volunteers, email us at info@readingtokids.org.



Reading to Kids' Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood

Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood is set for May 24th, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners! Please help support this and other future fundraisers (including our silent auctions) by helping us gather prize donations.

To help you get started, click these links for tips on how to best approach a business or person to donate to our events, and a donation form for the donor to complete.

We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates, amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and autographed items! Anything unique is great, too! If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.


Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on February 11th!


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 18 40
Esperanza 24 63
Gratts 16 63
Los Angeles 37 90
MacArthur Park 10 46
Magnolia 19 68
Politi 14 56
White 10 38
TOTAL 148 464
February 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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