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May 18, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This past Saturday we were delighted to welcome 846 kids, 410 volunteers, 100 parents, and 25 teachers & staff to our Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales reading clubs!

Reading to Kids also turned 18 years old this past Saturday! Our first reading clubs were held at Gratts Elementary in May 1999, and we have certainly grown since then.

Yale alumni at Gratts
Yale alumni members at Gratts for their Yale Day of Service!

We hope you can join us for our June 10th "People & Places Around the World" reading clubs!

Our summer reading clubs are smaller, so be sure to sign up early. Please also join our June 10th Facebook event so your friends will see that you're attending and you can invite them to join you!



This Wednesday, May 24th, 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 more prizes for the bingo winners on the 24th or for our Oct. 4th Bingo Night!  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 info@readingtokids.org if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!


Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

We are looking for more Site Coordinators, Training Coordinators, GLCs, and a Bagel Runner and/or Food Runner at several of our schools.

If you are interested in getting more involved in helping us put on fantastic reading clubs, please reply to this email or contact us at info@readingtokids.org.

Or, if you want to help out in other ways (Volunteer Relations, Fundraising, Marketing, etc.), consider joining our Taskforce!

Kori Wilson, our Volunteer Relations Committee chairperson, is especially looking for a co-chair who is active on social media to help him plan fun events for our volunteers!



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.


Thanks, and we hope to see you at Bingo this Wednesday!


Charlie Orchard, Tiara Johnson, Jessica Brown-Clark, 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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JUNE 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 18 36
Esperanza 14 44
Gratts 19 41
Los Angeles 29 44
MacArthur Park 11 39
Magnolia 9 47
Politi 4 39
White 7 23
TOTAL 111 313
June 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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