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January 3, 2019

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

It's a new year and time for our January reading clubs!

Join the expedition for Saturday, January 12th as we explore the exciting world of Mysteries & Adventure. Click here to submit your RSVP.

Reading to Kids reading club

Please also help recruit another 137 volunteers by joining our January 12th Facebook Event, tweeting @readingtokids, emailing friends, or any other creative ways you have in mind.

Volunteering with friends on January 12th is a great way to celebrate the new year!

(If you have signed up for the January reading clubs and you are not able to make the voyage, please cancel so that another traveler may hop on board.)



Reading to Kids crafts samples

Are you crafty? This Sunday, Jan. 6, join the Curriculum Committee at 12:30pm in the Reading to Kids offices to help create the activity and craft guides for the January books!

Our address is 1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Check out our public calendar for details on this and other upcoming events! Click here for our Facebook event, or click here for the Evite!



Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

Thanks to the support of so many of you, our 2018 Annual Fund Drive was a huge success, with 648 donors helping us raise $59,382 - our most successful Annual Fund Drive ever!

We still expect a few more checks in the mail and corporate matching donations, so we should exceed $60,000!

Our very special thanks go out to our nine fundraising Angels:

Jen Hendrickson
Heather Imerman
Matthew Jones
Isabella Kanjanapangka
Todd Koerner
Samuel Laskey & Rebecca Gimple
Mark May
Alesia Molina
Jim Ostiller
Prince Selvage
Patrick White

Click here to see how much each raised – together they raised $16,647 from 183 donors!

School Competition Winners!

Highest overall percentage of volunteers who donated to the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Alta Loma Elementary!
2nd: Gratts Elementary
3rd: White Elementary (only 1% behind Gratts!)

Highest overall dollar amount raised for the Annual Fund Drive:
1st: Esperanza Elementary!
2nd: Magnolia Elementary
3rd: Alta Loma Elementary

Volunteers at all of the schools together raised $30,470!

Finally, we extend our sincere appreciation to all of the AFD Speakers and credit card swipers who helped raise these much-needed funds over the last three reading clubs!



At the January 12th reading clubs we would love 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.



Do you know any runners? Are you a runner? We are looking for three more runners 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 two 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 are interested or want to learn more, 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 look forward to another wonderful year of reading and crafts with you!


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 32 32
Esperanza 36 60
Gratts 37 54
Los Angeles 56 60
MacArthur Park 32 48
Magnolia 34 65
Politi 23 48
White 24 44
TOTAL 274 411
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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