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Reading to Kids News
May 20, 2021
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

THANK YOU
ELLA FITZGERALD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION!

We were delighted to recently receive another donation of give-away "prize" books from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation!

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation sticker

This latest donation of 1,680 new books includes titles such as The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone, and The Jazz Man!

As we give these books away to the children who attended our virtual Zoom reading clubs, these books will become a part of the home libraries we have been helping children build for 22 years!

A kid reads the prize book he received at our reading club that morning

Please join us in thanking the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation by visiting their website and the official Ella Fitzgerald Facebook fan page - it will brighten up your Facebook feed!

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JUNE 12TH READING CLUBS RSVPS
TO OPEN JUNE 3RD

We are eager for next month's virtual reading clubs on June 12th, but first need to recruit enough teachers to be Zoom hosts for them.

On Thursday, June 3rd, at about 11am we will open the RSVPs at www.readingtokids.org for those "Friendship & Fun" reading clubs!

Our summer reading clubs are also smaller, so mark your calendars for July 10th and August 14th, too. Help us keep students reading throughout the summer!

OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers checking in with their Site Coordinators on Zoom

For our virtual reading clubs we need experienced volunteers to help train volunteers to use Zoom or be a second or third virtual Site Coordinator in our Zoom reading clubs for any of our schools.

Being a Site Coordinator guarantees you a (non-reading) spot at our next reading clubs, so please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can help us create wonderful reading clubs!
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HELP US FIND GRANTS!

Jessica Brown-Clark with Target grant check

Did you know Reading to Kids receives about half of our funding from corporation and foundation grants? For example, over the last five years alone eight of our volunteers helped us receive $160,000 in grants from their employers!

Please check to see if your employer offers grants that Reading to Kids can apply to and let us know at info@readingtokids.org! You may help us buy thousands of books for kids!

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Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard & Talethe Collins
Reading to Kids
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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JUNE 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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