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August 15, 2019

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday even though they are still on summer vacation, 259 kids, 186 volunteers, 56 parents, and 25 teachers & staff joined us for the last reading clubs of the summer!

Junior League volunteers at Alta Loma

Ready to welcome the kids back to school? Then sign up now for our September 14th reading clubs!



We will need hundreds of volunteers for our September reading clubs, so please tell everyone you know about your favorite volunteer opportunity!

To get started, sign up with us today. Then join our September 14th Facebook event so your friends will see that you will be attending.

Tweet @readingtokids, post to Facebook, and message your friends (perhaps using this super-handy message template (in PDF)), letting them know that we still need more volunteers.

Make sure to tell your friends and family:

1) The reading clubs are the morning of September 14th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

3) The school at which you will be reading

You can also help by printing out this flyer and posting it at coffee shops, the gym, your office, or favorite community bulletin board.

Finally, set up a group to volunteer with us. E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll get your group added into our volunteer group list!


Back to School supplies

We want to give school supplies to each kid who attends the September 14th clubs.

If you happen to have the following laying around (or want to pick some up at back-to-school sales), these are the specific items we are looking for:

Spiral notebooks
Colorful 2-pocket folders
3-ring binders
3-ring pencil pouches
Large erasers

Stores such as Office Depot, Staples, and Target are promoting great back-to-school specials. If you're going to be there anyway, why not pick up a folder or ten for the kids?

Please email us at info@readingtokids.org or call us at (310) 479-7455 if you have any supplies to donate. September is always a fun month, and made much more so with the giveaways!



Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

Help promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools as a Reading to Kids Ambassador!

The new school year starts next week, and during these next several weeks we are invited to promote Reading to Kids at our partner schools!

There are three different ways you can help:

  • Teacher Breakfast Deliveries at 7am this Mon. 8/19, next Fri. 8/23, or Tue. 8/27

  • Kindergarten Orientations

  • Back-to-School-Nights.

We'll supply everything you need, including what to say at the Kindergarten Orientations. Although it's great if you can speak Spanish (even a little), all of our parent materials are bilingual, and there's always someone who can translate for you at the school.

Our Ambassadors always have a great time with the kids and parents - come find out why!

If you can be an Ambassador, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.



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 2020 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 8th!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

We're looking for six more full marathon runners and six 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 7, 2020.

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 Los Angeles Marathon website.

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners


Charlie Orchard & Susana Ramirez
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 14 33
Esperanza 14 60
Gratts 15 57
Los Angeles 21 57
MacArthur Park 13 52
Magnolia 12 73
Politi 15 41
White 10 43
TOTAL 114 416
SEPTEMBER Books. . .
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