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December 27, 2017

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Did you know that one of our volunteers recently won $100,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Actress and Alta Loma volunteer Harriet Weaver wasn't allowed to mention her favorite charity by name, but click the image below to watch her describe supporting us, which she did by donating to our Annual Fund Drive!

Reading to Kids volunteer Harriet Weaver on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

It's the final five days of the year and our Annual Fund Drive, and we are only 68 donors away from meeting our goal of 550 donors!

Please help us by making your donation today at our Annual Fund Drive page.

Here's how you can help before our fund drive ends this Sunday:

1) Donate by check or online today. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Ask friends and family to contribute! We've made it super simple - just print out our donor sheet and start asking, or spend a few minutes personalizing and sending our sample email.

3) Ask your employer if they make matching donations or want to donate to a great cause! We have so far received (or are expecting) matching donations from The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation, Disney, Oaktree Capital Management, Chevron, Wonderful Giving, Microsoft, Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc., and SAP Software Solutions, all through the efforts and requests of our volunteers who work for those companies.

Once your employer, friends, and family know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate to us and are looking for a great cause to support before the end of the year - we just need you to ask!

Note: If donating by check, please make sure the check is dated on or before December 31, 2017. If donating by credit card, the donation must be made on or before December 31, 2017.

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive


Prepare yourself for Mysteries & Adventure at our January 13th reading clubs! Click here for our Facebook event to join it and help spread the word, and please tweet @readingtokids or reach out by any other creative ways you have in mind. Be sure to also visit our website to sign up with us!

Note about MacArthur Park: For the weekend of January 13th, MacArthur Park Elementary is closed while the campus is being painted.

For our January 13th reading clubs, we encourage you to volunteer at any of Reading to Kids' other 7 schools! For a map of all of our school sites, click here.

Our reading clubs will return to MacArthur Park Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 10th, so mark your calendars!


On Sunday, January 7, join the Curriculum Committee at 12:30pm in the Reading to Kids office to help create the activity and craft guides for the January books!

Our address is 1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Click here for our Facebook event, or click here for the Evite!

For details on all our events and more, check out our calendar!


At the January 13th reading clubs we are eager to give away a computer or iPad to one lucky kid at each school.

If you or your employer have any working computers that are less than 6 years old running Windows 7 or later, or any Macintosh computers less than 7 years old, or any iPads or similar tablets, we can give them to deserving kids!

We especially need working computers (CPUs), whether or not they come with monitors, keyboards, etc. Please email us at info@readingtokids.org for details.



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 the 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 three 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

Thank you very much for donating this year to Reading to Kids!


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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Esperanza 34 68
Gratts 31 60
Los Angeles 33 60
Magnolia 22 76
Politi 14 51
White 22 49
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