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October 3, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,


Drag Queen Bingo!

Tonight we're playing Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

We need more bingo players, so whether or not you can go, please share our Oct. 3rd Bingo event on Facebook by tagging and inviting your friends!

Please also click the image below 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.

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

WHEN:   Tonight, 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!

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.



Our October reading clubs are traditionally our largest of the year, so we'll need your help to recruit 124 more volunteers over the next few weeks!

We are also in need of volunteers to be Grade Level Coordinators, Training Coordinators, Check-in Helpers, and Food Runners. Please e-mail info@readingtokids.org if you'd like to step into any of these important roles.

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.

Please also email and post on your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/ etc. that we need more volunteers. Be sure to tell your friends and family:

1) The reading clubs are the morning of October 13th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

3) The school at which you will be reading

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 will be performing for the kids and volunteers! If you or someone you know possesses the powers of magic and illusion, please email us at info@readingtokids.org as we are still looking for a back-up magician.

At these October reading clubs, feel free to also wear fun, school-appropriate Halloween costumes, too!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Halloween costume


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 to see you tonight for bingo!


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 60 76
Gratts 36 63
Los Angeles 52 63
MacArthur Park 38 62
Magnolia 64 98
Politi 49 56
White 39 44
TOTAL 381 505
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