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August 8, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our August 11th "Arts & Entertainment" reading clubs are this Saturday! We have movie-related prizes for every kid, and even a refurbished computer or tablet to give to one lucky kid at each school!

We have a few open spots available, so please continue to sign up on our website. If you are signed up but know you can't join us, cancel your RSVP so that someone else may take your place!

These smaller summer reading clubs are the perfect time for those who have volunteered with us a few times recently to step into and learn any of our important Operations roles - all training very pleasantly provided!

Please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can volunteer for any of the following roles:

GLC at any school
Training Coordinator at Los Angeles, Magnolia, or White
Check-in helper at Alta Loma
Food Runner at Los Angeles, Mac. Park, or Politi
Help! Site Coordinator at any school (August is a great month to learn this role!)

If your school is full and you are an experienced volunteer with us, let us know if you can fill any of the above roles and we'll happily add in your RSVP.



Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

The new school year starts next Tuesday, which means over the next several weeks we are invited to promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools!

There are three different ways you can help: Kindergarten Orientations, Teacher Breakfast Deliveries, and Back-to-School-Nights.

We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.

Our Ambassadors always have a great time with the kids and parents - come find out why!

If you can be an Ambassador, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.



Back to School supplies

Looking ahead to our September 8th reading clubs, we are gathering school supplies to give away to each kid who attends in September.

If you happen to have the following laying around (or want to pick some up at back-to-school sales), these are the specific items we are looking for:

Spiral notebooks
Colorful 2-pocket folders
3-ring binders
3-ring pencil pouches
Large erasers

Stores such as Office Depot, Staples, and Target are promoting great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten for the kids?

Please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you have any supplies to donate. September is always a fun month, and made much more so with the giveaways!



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 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 24th!

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for eight more full marathon runners and five Charity Challenge runners (the last 13 miles of the course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.

If either of those distances is too daunting, you can join us in the Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

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 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon


Please join us in thanking Jake Bakke for his past 12 months of dedicated service to Reading to Kids!

Last Friday was Jake's final day of his AmeriCorps VISTA | Volunteer Corps service with us, though lucky for us, he plans to keep volunteering with us as an Ambassador and at the reading clubs when he can.

Jake, we at Reading to Kids will miss seeing you every day and wish you the very best as you pursue your next career!


Reading to Kids is hiring a Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12 month position starting in November! The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy Coordinator button below Latest News.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please also share the above link to the position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us as readers or other roles!




Charlie Orchard & Jessica Brown-Clark
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 25 25
Esperanza 27 27
Gratts 25 26
Los Angeles 22 23
MacArthur Park 25 25
Magnolia 25 25
Politi 32 32
White 21 21
TOTAL 202 204
AUGUST 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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