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June 29, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our July 8th reading clubs are currently full, but you can still join our Operations Team!

We are particularly in need of volunteers to be Grade Level Coordinators, Site Coordinators, Check-in Helpers, and New and Returning Volunteer Trainers a week from this Saturday. If you have volunteered with us before and would like to step into any of these rewarding roles, please e-mail info@readingtokids.org.

Please also keep checking our website for any cancellations. If you signed up for the reading clubs but can't join us, please cancel your RSVP so that another volunteer can take your place!

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A TRIBUTE TO ANDREIA GRAY

Over the weekend we were very saddened to learn that Reading to Kids Taskforce member and long-time Los Angeles Elementary GLC Andreia Gray has passed away.

Paul Chung and Andreia Gray at Los Angeles Elementary

In the photo above, Paul Chung (Los Angeles Site Coordinator) presents to Andreia Gray her 20th reading club Milestone Certificate.

Andreia first volunteered with Reading to Kids in May 2015, and since then she had only missed two of our reading clubs, very quickly amassing a total of 24 reading clubs. Since October 2015 Andreia was a key member of our leadership team at Los Angeles Elementary as the 5th Grade GLC there nearly every month, including this past June 10th.

Those of us who knew Andreia will always remember her warm, positive spirit and energy, as well as her enthusiasm for UCLA, Reading to Kids specifically, and volunteering in general. She loved taking and sharing photos of her volunteering with us, and anyone fortunate to be friends with her on Facebook enjoyed an uplifting stream of inspiring images and encouragement to make the world a better place for all. Andreia frequently sought out other ways to support Los Angeles Elementary, such as reading aloud in March at their Read Across America event in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Andreia's son Alex Johnson is also a Reading to Kids Taskforce member and volunteer. Reading to Kids was honored to have Andreia volunteer with our program, and our deepest condolences and best thoughts go out to Alex and the rest of his family.

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TASKFORCE MEMBERS &
CO-CHAIRS WANTED

Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Ready to deepen your involvement with Reading to Kids? You can share your interests and talents in many ways, such as volunteer relations, fundraising, and marketing, by joining our Taskforce!

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

Our Marketing Committee chairperson, Selina Vazquez, is looking for a co-chair to help spread the word about our organization.

Our Fundraising Committee chairperson, Mark May, is looking for a co-chair as well.

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Thanks, and we wish you a very happy 4th of July next week!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, and Jasmine Scales
Reading to Kids
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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JULY 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 32 32
Esperanza 41 41
Gratts 36 36
Los Angeles 36 36
MacArthur Park 38 38
Magnolia 34 34
Politi 32 32
White 18 18
TOTAL 267 267
July Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
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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