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September 27, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Check out this wonderful article about us in this month's Living Brentwood magazine, written by Marketing co-chair Jackie Rivera!


Our Halloween, Magic, and Monsters reading clubs are just two weeks away, and we need your help to make sure we have enough volunteers!

We need 180 more volunteers to read aloud spooky and fun stories to an expected 1,200 plus kids eager to see the magicians performing on October 13th!

Visit our website now and sign up, then also join our October 13th Facebook Event to spread the word to your friends!

Please also print out this flyer and post it in heavily populated locations such as coffee shops, the gym, your office or other various community centers. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading. 

You can also use this easy email template to reach out to your friends and co-workers.

October means magicians! 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!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Halloween costume


Drag Queen Bingo!

It's finally here! This Wednesday, October 3rd, join us to play Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood with celebrity ballcaller Tim DeKay from White Collar, Party of Five, Carnivale, & Here and Now!

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!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged (you must have a party of 4 or more)!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

We need more bingo players! Whether or not you can go, 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.

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

WHEN:   This Wednesday, October 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!



USC Stamps Scholars at Esperanza
USC Stamps Scholars at Esperanza!

Would your co-workers love to join you at the reading clubs? Is your campus group looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Does your alumni organization need an event to attend together? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it is time to sign them up for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Volunteer Groups recruit volunteers for the reading clubs. In addition to a fantastic volunteer experience, groups who regularly recruit and bring volunteers are thanked on our website as "Friends & Supporters."

If you have a connection with a business, alumni association, campus group, or other organization whose members might enjoy volunteering with Reading to Kids, start recruiting now!

To sign up your group with Reading to Kids, e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455, and we'll get your group started!



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!



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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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 40 43
Esperanza 45 76
Gratts 32 63
Los Angeles 47 63
MacArthur Park 28 62
Magnolia 55 98
Politi 44 56
White 34 44
TOTAL 325 505
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