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March 16, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday 1,007 kids, 402 volunteers, 98 parents, and 22 teachers & staff helped to make our Music & Celebrations reading clubs our 6th biggest March of all time!

Thank you note from an Alta Loma 3rd grader

Saturday was particularly special because we welcomed our 20,000th new volunteer! Our first reading clubs were in May 1999, when 8 volunteers read to 20 children at Gratts Elementary. Thank you so much for helping us achieve this important milestone in Los Angeles volunteering!

Please also join us in thanking the wonderfully talented and generous musicians who performed for the kids on Saturday!

Looking ahead to next month, please sign up early for the next reading clubs! Click here to submit your RSVP for our Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments Reading Clubs on April 8th, then take a moment to join our April 8th Facebook event to help spread the word.



Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Help! We need a second or third Site Coordinator at a few of our schools!

Want to play an integral role at our monthly reading clubs? If you have volunteered with us a few times and can take on this important role, please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at 310 479-7455 about becoming one of our Site Coordinators.



Team Reading to Kids 2017 Skechers Performance LA Marathon Team Reading to Kids 2017 Skechers Performance LA Marathon

Team Reading to Kids has just 4 more days until this Sunday to reach their fundraising goal! Please donate a buck a mile as they prepare for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon!

So far, our runners have raised $15,000 in support of our monthly reading clubs. Your donation will make all their months and miles of training pay off in books for the kids we serve!

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners

You can help cheer them on during the marathon this Sunday at our course support booth located at San Vicente Blvd. and 17th St. from 8:30am - 1:30pm.


APRIL 22-23:

Volunteers at the Reading to Kids Festival of Books booth

This year's Festival of Books will take place April 22-23 on the University of Southern California campus. Please join us in our booth to share your enthusiasm and Reading to Kids knowledge with other book lovers!

Click here to see all available shifts. If you're interested in volunteering, reply or e-mail info@readingtokids.org.



Are you or someone you know ready to work full-time at a nonprofit to make a big difference? Reading to Kids is hiring a Program Coordinator for a permanent position starting in May!

The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Program Coordinator button below Latest News. Be sure to apply as soon as possible.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please share the above positions with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us before!


Thanks, and we hope you can help or join us for any of the above!


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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APRIL 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 13 40
Esperanza 19 49
Gratts 17 60
Los Angeles 29 49
MacArthur Park 9 52
Magnolia 8 63
Politi 11 46
White 11 33
TOTAL 117 392
APRIL 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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