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August 17, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday, 476 kids, 203 volunteers, 73 parents, and 23 teachers & staff helped to make our August 12th reading clubs our biggest August in seven years!

Andrea Loney reading at Politi
Above, long-time volunteer, GLC, & children's book author
Andrea Loney reads with us at Politi.

Ready to welcome the kids back to school? Then sign up now for our September 9th reading clubs before they fill up!



We will need hundreds of volunteers for our September reading clubs, so please tell everyone you know about your favorite volunteer opportunity!

To get started, sign up with us today. Then join our September 9th Facebook event so your friends will see that you will be attending.

Tweet @readingtokids, post to Facebook, and email your friends (perhaps using this template), letting them know that we still need more volunteers.

Make sure to tell your friends and family:

1) The reading clubs are the morning of September 9th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

3) The school at which you will be reading

You can also help us by printing out this flyer and posting it at coffee shops, the gym, your office, or favorite community bulletin board.



Hi, Reading to Kids!

Help promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a Reading to Kids Ambassador!

Over the next several weeks you can help at Kindergarten Orientations, Teacher Breakfast Deliveries, and Back-to-School-Nights.

We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.

If you are interested in being an Ambassador, please reply to this e-mail or call (310) 479-7455.


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!

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! Daniel Martinez, our Marketing Committee chairperson, is looking for a co-chair who can help spread the word about our organization!


Do you know any runners? Are you a runner? Please forward this email to them and ask them to join Team Reading to Kids in next year's 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 18th!

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for six more full marathon runners and two Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge runners (approx. 13 mile course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country. You can share this Facebook group with any of your runner friends to encourage them to join our team!

Runners can run either the full marathon or the Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge, and 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 or creating a fundraising team, 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.

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon


Veteran reader Rachel Corell is once again hosting a UCLA Volunteer Day project at a Reading to Kids school! On Saturday, October 7, they're doing an interactive service project with the students of Los Angeles Elementary School to work in the school's library, read to kids, do craft projects, play playground games, and more.

Rachel and Principal Alvarez need ~10 volunteer Task Captains to organize 100 new student volunteers from UCLA on this project, so we're looking for great leaders from Reading To Kids. You do NOT have to be a UCLA student or graduate to help.

To learn more and sign-up, visit http://volunteerday.ucla.edu/leadership/ and note "LAES / Rachel Corell" in the Zip Code question. If you have questions, please email rachelcorell@gmail.com.


Thanks, and we hope to see you and your friends for our September 9th reading clubs!


Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, and Jake Bakke
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 12 47
Esperanza 20 76
Gratts 13 63
Los Angeles 23 87
MacArthur Park 10 49
Magnolia 12 92
Politi 13 63
White 5 38
TOTAL 108 515
SEPTEMBER Books. . .
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