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September 28, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our Halloween, Magic, and Monsters reading clubs are just two weeks away, and we need your help to make sure we have enough volunteers!

We need 158 more volunteers to read aloud spooky and fun stories to an expected 1,200 plus kids eager to see the magicians performing on October 14th!

You can visit our website now and sign up, then also join our October 14th Facebook event to spread the word to your friends!

At the October 14th reading clubs, feel free to wear fun, school-appropriate Halloween costumes!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Halloween costume

If you're signed up for the October 14th reading clubs but know you can't make it after all, please be sure to cancel your RSVP as soon as you can.



Drag Queen Bingo!

It's finally here! This Wednesday, October 4th, join us to play Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

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!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

Please forward our flyer to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our Oct. 4th Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

WHEN:   This Wednesday, October 4, 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!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged (you must have a party of 4 or more)!



Yale alumni at Gratts
Yale alumni members at Gratts!

Would your co-workers love to join you at the reading clubs? Is your campus group looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Does your alumni organization need an event to attend together? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it is time to sign them up for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Volunteer Groups recruit volunteers for the reading clubs. In addition to a fantastic volunteer experience, groups who regularly recruit and bring volunteers are thanked on our website as "Friends & Supporters."

If you have a connection with a business, alumni association, campus group, or other organization whose members might enjoy volunteering with Reading to Kids, start recruiting now!

To sign up your group with Reading to Kids, e-mail us at or call (310) 479-7455, and we'll get your group started!



Ghostbusters at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

See the 80s zany amazingness that became a sensation under the stars with beer, wine and a picnic with DJ Chris Holmes. Proton packs not provided. Who you gonna call?

WHEN:   Saturday, October 7, cemetery opens at 5:15pm, movie starts at 7pm
WHERE: Cinespia Presents at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
              6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
              Los Angeles, CA 90038
              (323) 469-1181
Cost:  Tickets are $16 each. You can purchase tickets directly from Cinespia -- Ghostbusters - Cinespia Tickets. Limited presold tickets are also available, just e-mail for reserved ticket info.

Reading to Kids will have a large blanketed seating area to the right of the movie screen, near the DJ booth. Look for the Reading to Kids sign and the color lantern! We will have snacks & beverages for our group, but feel free to bring your own goodies!

Visit our Facebook event for more details and to RSVP.



We are very excited to thank The Green Foundation for their recent $15,000 grant!

This is their fourth grant to us, and The Green Foundation's continued support helps all of us together bring the joy of reading to thousands of children. Working with The Green Foundation, we are able to effect change in the lives of so many of the kids we see every month!


Thanks, we hope to see you at bingo, and be sure to sign up and/or recruit for our October 14th reading clubs!


Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, & 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 36 60
Esperanza 57 72
Gratts 52 63
Los Angeles 65 87
MacArthur Park 34 50
Magnolia 59 82
Politi 35 68
White 24 38
TOTAL 362 520
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