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November 9, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

In just two days we will be discovering the Wonders of Science & Technology at our reading clubs! We still have a handful of spots open, so sign up and join us today!

(If you signed up but cannot join us after all, be sure to cancel online to open your spot for someone else. The deadline for canceling is 3pm tomorrow.)

Help! 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
- Returning Volunteer trainers at Gratts, MacArthur Park, or Magnolia
- GLC at MacArthur Park (1st), Magnolia (K), or Politi (4th)

November is also our College Spirit month, so be sure to wear your college's logo! The competition is on to see which college has the most volunteers representing their alma mater at this Saturday's reading clubs!

Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and several colleges, every child at the reading clubs this Saturday will receive an item with a college logo - part of our efforts to nurture early college interest.

University of Michigan Club - Los Angeles volunteering at Magnolia Elementary


Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

The 2017 Annual Fund Drive has raised its first $10,000, with $10,082 donated from 139 donors so far!

Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2017 Annual Fund Drive page. Donate today so we can add your name there, too.

Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our goal this year is to raise $55,000 from 550 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!

How Can You Help?

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or online. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, a sample email you can easily personalize, and tips for fundraising.

Also, if your workplace matches donations to nonprofits, please share with them your donation and ask them to consider matching it. In this way you double your donation and share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive


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 four more runners 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!

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


Crosswords LA

Now that the annual Crosswords LA puzzle tournament is over, you can buy their puzzles - and every puzzle pack they sell supports Reading to Kids!

Their 2017 puzzle pack includes five puzzles from top constructors, plus the finals puzzle, a warm-up puzzle, and a tiebreaker puzzle.

Just go to their online Crosswords LA store and pay as much as you want (at least $5)!

If you know any puzzlers, please share this email with them or buy them a puzzle pack!


Thanks, and we hope to see you wearing your college logo at this Saturday's 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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November 2017
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 44 45
Esperanza 63 64
Gratts 51 52
Los Angeles 70 71
MacArthur Park 46 47
Magnolia 70 71
Politi 55 56
White 40 41
TOTAL 439 447
NOVEMBER 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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