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December 13, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We had a jolly time on Saturday with 885 kids, 384 volunteers, 129 parents, and 37 teachers & staff enjoying festive books and crafts at our December 8th reading clubs!

Santa and elf at MacArthur Park Elem. reading clubs

We extend a special thank you to our Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses, and elves for bringing the North Pole to the reading clubs, and to the Pasadena Jaycees for once again providing the Santa suits!

If you are interested in volunteering for Operation Santa and bringing joy to children in need on Christmas Eve, click here or email them at OpSanta@pasadenajaycees.org!

Pico Cleaners logo

Reading to Kids thanks Pico Cleaners for donating dry cleaning of the Santa suits after the December reading clubs!


Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!   Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Mysteries & Adventure", then "join" the January 12th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!



At the January 12th reading clubs we are eager to give away a computer or iPad to one lucky kid at each school.

If you or your employer have any working computers that are less than 6 years old running Windows 7 or later, or any Macintosh computers less than 7 years old, or any iPads or similar tablets, we can give them to deserving kids!

We especially need working computers (CPUs), whether or not they come with monitors, keyboards, etc. Please email us at info@readingtokids.org for details.



Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

At Saturday's Reading Clubs we received $4,283 from 81 donors towards our 2018 Annual Fund Drive!

The names of the new donors have been added to our 2018 Annual Fund Drive page, and here are the school competition stats so far:


Highest percentage of volunteers who donated at the Dec. 8th reading clubs:
1st: Alta Loma (a new leader with a whopping 53%!)
2nd: Esperanza (26%)
3rd: White (25%)

Highest dollar amount raised at the Dec. 8th reading clubs:
1st: Esperanza
2nd: Alta Loma
3rd: MacArthur Park

Highest percentage of volunteers who have donated overall so far:
1st: Alta Loma
2nd: White
3rd: Gratts (only 2% behind White!)

Highest dollar amount raised overall so far:
1st: Esperanza (thanks to Angel fundraiser Mark May's Facebook)
2nd: Magnolia
3rd: Alta Loma

Our overall goal by the end of the year is to raise $55,000 from 550 donors by the end of this month.

Here's how you can help, with your donations still being counted towards the school competition:

1 - Donate online or make a pledge to donate by check today by visiting our 2018 Annual Fund Drive page. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 2018 Annual Fund Drive page and look under the "Help us Fundraise!" header for resources, including information on creating your own personalized fundraising page on Facebook, our handy donor sheet for raising money with your friends and co-workers, tips for fundraising, and so much more.

Once they know about Reading to Kids, many will want to donate - we just need you to ask!

Also, if your workplace matches donations to nonprofits, please share with them your donation, and ask them to consider matching it. In this way you double your donation and share with others your enthusiasm for Reading to Kids!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive


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 four more marathon 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 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon

Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on Saturday, January 12th!


Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, & Michele Brito
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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January 2019
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 17 32
Esperanza 13 54
Gratts 9 52
Los Angeles 20 60
MacArthur Park 10 48
Magnolia 15 63
Politi 7 51
White 6 44
TOTAL 97 404
January 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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