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January 18, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Even though this was a three-day weekend and one of our schools was closed, this past Saturday 708 kids, 360 volunteers, 104 parents, and 22 teachers & staff joined together for our Jan. 13th reading clubs!

The Authors Read With Us!

On Saturday we were also delighted and proud to have Salvo Lavis and James Munn, the authors of Once Upon a Weasel, read-aloud with us their 1st grade book!

Salvo Lavis and James Munn crafts at Esperanza

They joined us at Esperanza to read to the kids there, and above you can see one of the delightful crafts they created with the kids. Check out their website for more info. and eventually other photos from the morning!


Sign up for the next reading clubs! Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Good Friends" reading clubs on February 10th.

Please take a moment to also join our February 10th Facebook Event and share with friends this great volunteer opportunity.



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


Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood is set for May 2nd, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners! Please help support this and other future fundraisers (including our silent auctions) by helping us gather prize donations.

To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates, amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and autographed items! Anything unique is great, too! If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.

Reading to Kids' Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood

For details on any of our events, check out our handy calendar on our website!



LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program, an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, is looking for volunteers, age 50 and older, to tutor K2 students in small groups during afterschool hours at Esperanza Elementary.

Volunteers receive ongoing training, mentorship coaching and peer support. Click here for their flyer (PDF). To volunteer with them, please contact Christine Posadas, LAs BEST AARP Coordinator, at (213) 745-1900 x 52961 or at christinep@lasbest.lausd.net.


Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on February 10th!


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 24 43
Esperanza 25 98
Gratts 17 60
Los Angeles 29 84
MacArthur Park 4 59
Magnolia 8 79
Politi 9 55
White 9 35
TOTAL 125 513
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