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December 26, 2019

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

We are in the final six days of the 2019 Annual Fund Drive and just $5,513 short of our goal!

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive

So far 523 donors have given $54,487, so we need YOUR help to reach our $60,000 goal by midnight this Monday, December 31st. Here is what you can do:

1 - Donate online or by check today by visiting our 2019 Annual Fund Drive page. 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.

3. Double your donation! 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!

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

Note: If donating by check, please make sure the check is dated on or before December 31, 2019. If donating by credit card, the donation must be made on or before December 31, 2019.

Reading to Kids Annual Fund Drive


Our next reading clubs are only 2 weeks away! Sign up early and click here to submit your RSVP for our "Mysteries & New Adventures" clubs on January 11th.

These January reading clubs are smaller because the schools will still be on Winter Recess, so sign up today to volunteer!



At our January 11th reading clubs we would love to give away a computer or iPad/tablet 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 8 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 to help make a kid very happy!

iPad winner at Charles White Elementary
A Charles White Elementary 5th grader with perfect Reading to Kids attendance leaps for joy after winning a new iPad
from Site Coordinator Linda Antonioli!


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 two more marathon runners to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.

If a marathon 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 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon


We are delighted to thank The Rose Hills Foundation for its recent $10,000 grant! The Rose Hills Foundation's continued support of our program helps us bring the joy of reading to thousands of children in Los Angeles.


Thank you very much for donating this year to Reading to Kids, our 20th year in existence!

Over the last two decades you changed the lives of many thousands of kids, whether you read at the clubs, volunteered in our Taskforce committees, donated money or supplies, attended our events, or spread the word about Reading to Kids!

We hope you have a great New Year and we will see you in 2020!


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)

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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 32 32
Esperanza 30 30
Gratts 22 30
Los Angeles 30 30
MacArthur Park 22 37
Magnolia 18 36
Politi 16 32
White 14 29
TOTAL 184 256
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