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September 5, 2019
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our September 14th "Back to School Fun" reading clubs are full at the moment, though we may have a few open spots open up, so please keep checking back.

If you are signed up but know you can't join us, cancel your RSVP here so someone else can read!

If you have volunteered with us a few times recently, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can volunteer for any of the following roles:

GLC at Alta Loma, Gratts, or White
Training Coordinator at Esperanza, MacArthur Park, Magnolia, or White
Food Runner at Alta Loma or MacArthur Park
Bagel Runner (picking up from a shop in Marina del Rey next Friday at 4:25pm or in Santa Monica next Friday at 2:20pm)

If your school is full and you are an experienced volunteer with us, let us know if you can fill any of the above roles and we'll happily add in your RSVP.

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READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS
NEEDED NEXT WEEK!

Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

Next week for an hour or two between 7:30am and 5pm we need your help conducting quick classroom walk-throughs or handing out flyers to encourage kids to come to our September 14th reading clubs.

This can be a lot of fun and we'll provide everything you need. Please reply to info@readingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador!
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OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING
NEXT THURS. 9/12

Thur. Sept. 12 Operations Committee Meeting at 7pm in the Reading to Kids office. We are always looking for more Site Coordinators, so please join us or call in to (310) 853-1508!

Reading to Kids is Hiring
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SUPPORT US VIA RALPHS GROCERY STORE,
ESCRIP, & AMAZONSMILE

Ralphs

Did you know you can support Reading to Kids just by shopping at the grocery store or using your credit card?

eScrip and Ralphs both have programs that are NO COST ways for you to donate to Reading to Kids.

All you have to do is call Ralphs or go online and register your grocery cards.  When you use those cards at a participating store or service provider, the store will donate a percentage of your purchases to Reading to Kids

Click here for simple instructions on how to sign up or renew! Or, you can call Ralphs Community Contribution Program at (800) 443-4438. Explain you want to register your Ralphs card number and your telephone number. Reading to Kids NPO# is BR278 .

Note if you have previously signed up: You have to renew your registration each year after September 1st, so please renew again for this year!

Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon.com? If you shop using AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Reading to Kids!

Click here for easy directions on how to start using AmazonSmile!

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RUNNERS NEEDED FOR MARATHON,
1/2 MARATHON, OR 5 K!

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
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LEGENDARY BINGO ON OCT. 2ND:
SAVE THE DATE & SHARE OUR FLYER!

Reading to Kids' Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood

It's back! On Wednesday, October 2nd, join Reading to Kids for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

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!

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.

WHEN:   Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046
              (323) 654-3800
              bingoboyinc.com/schedule-of-events/
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 at bingoboyinc.com/schedule-of-events/ or (323) 654-3800 to ensure your seat.

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our Oct. 2nd Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

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Thanks, and we hope to see you next week!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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SEPTEMBER 2019
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 32 32
Esperanza 63 63
Gratts 57 57
Los Angeles 54 54
MacArthur Park 52 52
Magnolia 68 68
Politi 45 45
White 41 41
TOTAL 412 412
SEPTEMBER Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
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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