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September 20, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We are looking for a Los Angeles venue that can seat around 300 people for our May 11th 20th Anniversary. If you have a connection, please let us know!


We are very excited to thank the Ahmanson Foundation for their recent $10,000 grant - their eighth $10,000 grant they have awarded to us since 2004! Working together we are able to share your joy of reading with thousands of children every year!



Crosswords LA

It's back! Crossword puzzle lovers from everywhere will be converging at the Crosswords LA tournament on Sunday, October 21st – with proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!

This year's tournament will again be held on the University of Southern California campus (specific location details forthcoming), and Crosswords LA needs our volunteers to help! They need a dozen volunteers to 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 tournament raises money for Reading to Kids, so if you can volunteer with them for either the full day or a half day, please reply to this email today. Full day volunteers (8:30am – 4:45pm) get a free lunch! Help show our appreciation by supporting their efforts for us!



Please help recruit another 276 volunteers! We hope for 1,200 kids on October 13th eager to see the magicians we'll have performing that Saturday.

If you haven't already, please join our October 13th Facebook Event. It really helps us when you do because your friends can see you're attending the reading clubs. Help us spread the word by inviting them to join! After you join, don't forget to go to our website and sign up with us.

It would also be a huge help if you printed out this flyer and posted it at your work or favorite community bulletin board. Please also use our convenient email template (in PDF) to recruit volunteers!

Magician Raul Fernandez perfoming at Gratts

We are still looking for one more magician to perform at one of our eight schools. We also encourage all volunteers to dress up in school-appropriate Halloween costumes!



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

On Wednesday, October 3rd, join Reading to Kids for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood with celebrity ballcaller Tim DeKay from White Collar, Party of Five, Carnivale, & Here and Now!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

If you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't, click here for a video of one of our previous winners to see what you've been missing!

Please click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. You can also print out the flyer and post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

WHEN:   Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046
              (323) 654-3800
Cost:  $20 suggested donation (cash only, please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes!

Legendary Bingo is very popular and there is limited seating available. Plan to arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation (you must have a party of 4 or more) at Hamburger Mary's to ensure your seat.

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our Oct. 3rd Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!



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 seven 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

Thanks, and we hope you can join or help with any of the above!


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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School RSVPs Capacity
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Esperanza 35 76
Gratts 26 63
Los Angeles 30 63
MacArthur Park 21 62
Magnolia 29 98
Politi 26 56
White 30 44
TOTAL 229 505
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