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May 4, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our May 13th reading clubs are just over a week away! We still need 19 volunteers, so sign up now to spend the day before Mother's Day reading aloud to children. Share our May 13th Facebook event with all of your friends to help us get our needed volunteers.

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics
We also need our more experienced volunteers to help train new volunteers, be a GLC or Check-In Helper, or act as a Site Coordinator at any of our schools. This is a great way for you to step up at our reading clubs!

Also, next weekend's clubs will be the last before the school semester ends and all of the wonderful children you read to over the past year move on up to the next grade. However, we will still have summer reading clubs on June 10, July 8, and August 12 to encourage the students to keep reading throughout summer vacation.

If you're signed up but can't join us, please click here to cancel so that someone else may take your place.



Hi, Reading to Kids!

Next week for an hour or two between 7:30am and 2:30pm we need your help conducting quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to our May 13th reading clubs.

This can be a lot of fun and we'll provide everything you need. Please reply to this email or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador.


Reading to Kids is hiring a Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12 month position starting in August! The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy Coordinator button below Latest News.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please also share the above link to the position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us as readers or other roles.



Join Reading to Kids for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

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 previous winners to see what you've been missing!

Please click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. You can also print out the flyer and post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 24, 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!

Legendary Bingo is very popular and there is limited seating available. Plan to arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation (you must have a party of 4 or more) at Hamburger Mary's to ensure your seat.

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our May 24th Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!


You can also help us gather prizes for the bingo winners! To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids you can share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

A fantastic prize you can buy for us is a copy of Drag Queen Bingo: The Home Game! Please let us know if you are willing to buy a copy for $30 and donate it as a prize for our bingo winners!

We'd also like to have a celebrity host as a bingo caller. Please contact us at if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!


On Saturday, July 8th (after our July reading clubs), join fellow Reading to Kids volunteers as we watch a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Hollywood Bowl - with the soundtrack performed live by the L.A. Philharmonic!

We'll start at 5pm with a picnic in area 13 across the street from the Bowl. At 7:30pm we'll head to our seats towards the back of the bowl in section V1. The movie begins at 8pm.

Tickets are $17 each. E-mail Chris Martin at to purchase before he sells out!

Please also RSVP to our Facebook event, and you can click the images below for details and a map.

Harry Potter 3 at the Hollywood Bowl flyer

Harry Potter 3 at the Hollywood Bowl flyer

Thanks, and don't forget to sign up to join us for May 13th!


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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MAY 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 44 45
Esperanza 67 68
Gratts 52 63
Los Angeles 74 76
MacArthur Park 61 62
Magnolia 64 65
Politi 55 56
White 37 38
TOTAL 454 473
MAY 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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