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October 31, 2019

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Happy Halloween from Alta Loma teacher Ms. Chan and our Program Coordinator, Talethe!

Ms. Chan and Talethe at Alta Loma this morning

We are just days away from our November 9th "Seasons & the Natural World" reading clubs, so please help us recruit the 68 more readers we need that morning!

Start by signing up today! Next, join our November 9th Facebook Event and share with your friends!

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 November 9th near Downtown LA
2) Volunteers must sign up online at www.readingtokids.org

3) The school at which you will be reading
4) Encourage them to wear their college's logo to inspire the kids to college!


If you have read 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, Esperanza, Gratts, Magnolia, Politi, or White
- Training Coordinator at any school (except Gratts or Politi)
- Check-in Helper at Los Angeles or Politi
- Bagel Runner at Alta Loma
- Site Coordinator at any school!

November 9th is also College Spirit Day, so be sure to rep your college proudly! We'll be tallying the number of volunteers sporting their college logo that morning and announcing the winner the following week!
Stanford Alumni group volunteering at Esperanza

If you're signed up for the Nov. 9th reading clubs but know you can't make it after all, please be sure to cancel your RSVP as soon as you can.



Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

Each month we need experienced volunteers to help train volunteers, be a GLC, or especially to be a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

If you can help in any of those roles, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to help create wonderful reading clubs!


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 November 9th 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!


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 three more full marathon runners and five more 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 runners


Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

The 2019 Annual Fund Drive is going strong with $11,421 donated from 149 donors!

Our Annual Fund Drive lasts until December 31st, and our ambitious goal this year is to raise $60,000 from 600 donors. Please help us meet that goal by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers!

Those who have donated can see their names listed on our 2019 Annual Fund Drive page.

How Can You Help?

1) Make a pledge to donate by check or online. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated!

2) Show your support by asking friends and family to contribute! Visit our 2019 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 of your friends and family 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

Thanks, and we hope you enjoy a wonderfully spooky Halloween tonight!


Charlie Orchard, Talethe Jackson, & Anthony Reyes
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

Make a donation:

Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 28 29
Esperanza 56 57
Gratts 35 57
Los Angeles 56 60
MacArthur Park 38 48
Magnolia 52 54
Politi 42 51
White 27 46
TOTAL 334 402
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