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October 12, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our big October reading clubs with magicians performing are this Saturday, and we have a few spots available, so sign up and join us!

If you have volunteered with us before and can step into any of these roles, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org (even if your regular school is full):

- Bagel Pickup from a shop just south of LAX at 5pm tomorrow
- New or Returning Volunteer trainers at Los Angeles, MacArthur Park, Magnolia, Politi, or White
- GLC at Alta Loma, MacArthur Park, Politi, or White

If you signed up for the reading clubs but can't join us, please cancel your RSVP so that another volunteer can read with us!



Crosswords LA

Want to help out Reading to Kids an additional Saturday this month?

Crosswords LA is holding a crossword puzzle tournament next Saturday, October 21st, with proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!

This year the tournament will be held on the University of Southern California campus in the Lower Level (LL) of Fertitta Hall (JFF) (see their directions page for details) – and Crosswords LA needs 8 more volunteers to help!

This tournament raises money for Reading to Kids, so if you can volunteer with them for either the full day or a half day, please email us today at info@readingtokids.org. Full day volunteers (8:30am – 4:45pm) get a free lunch!

Our volunteers will set up portions of the event, greet and sign in contestants, and collect puzzle papers. It's a lot of fun volunteering with them!

This is a great opportunity to volunteer for Reading to Kids an additional Saturday in the month!  Who better than our volunteers to help Crosswords LA run such a great fundraiser for Reading to Kids?!


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 five 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


The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation has once again donated books for us to give away to the children we serve! This time they donated 2,200 new books that we will give away over the next few months, where they will entertain and inspire children for many years!

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation sticker

Please join us in thanking the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation by visiting their website and the official Ella Fitzgerald Facebook fan page.


Thanks, and we hope to see you at the reading clubs this Saturday and/or at Crosswords LA!


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 58 60
Esperanza 71 72
Gratts 60 63
Los Angeles 87 88
MacArthur Park 50 52
Magnolia 81 82
Politi 68 69
White 39 40
TOTAL 514 526
OCTOBER 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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