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September 22, 2022
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Now that we are FINALLY back to in-person, on campus reading clubs earlier this month, we really need volunteers and volunteer recruitment help for our October 8th reading clubs, which should become our biggest reading clubs of the last two and a half years! We need YOUR help to recruit another 148 readers!

Kids, Volunteers, and staff at MacArthur Park Elem. reading clubs
Volunteers at Charles White Elementary.
Click the above image to see it full sized!

Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask while indoors on campus for the reading clubs. The kids will also be required to wear masks while indoors.

To get started, sign up today, then email us at info@readingtokids.org at if you can also help train new and returning volunteers, be a GLC, or be a second or third Site Coordinator .

If you join our October 8th Facebook Event your friends will see you'll be attending.

Please also print out this flyer and post it in heavily populated locations such as coffee shops, the gym, your office or other various community centers. Make it a personal and fun social event by including the school at which you'll be reading.  You can also use this easy message template to reach out to your friends and co-workers.

October means magicians! We also encourage all volunteers to dress up in school-appropriate Halloween costumes!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Halloween costume
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READING TO KIDS IS HIRING -
APPLY NOW!

Reading to Kids is hiring a Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12 month position starting in November! The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy Coordinator button below Latest News.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please also share the above link to the position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us as readers or other roles!

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SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
ZOOM MEETING TONIGHT AT 7PM

Reading to Kids volunteers hiking in Hollywood

Join us tonight, Sept. 22nd for our Special Events Committee Zoom meeting from 7pm - 8pm!

E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org and we'll send you the Evite with all the information to join the meeting where we'll plan some safe gatherings!

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11 RUNNERS NEEDED FOR THE
2023 LA MARATHON,
13.1 MILE CHARITY CHALLENGE,
OR 5K!

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 2023 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19th!

 Team Reading to Kids logo

This is our 9th time running the marathon, and we're looking for at least four more marathon runners and seven Charity Challenge runners (the last 13.1 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 LA Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

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 5K runners
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THANK YOU
HENRY L. GUENTHER FOUNDATION

The Henry L. Guenther Foundation logo

We sincerely thank the Henry L. Guenther Foundation for their generous $10,000 grant!

Through the support of funders like the Henry L. Guenter Foundation, all of us are collectively inspiring children with the love of reading, as well as providing thousands of books to the kids we serve, their teachers and parents, and to their school libraries.

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Thank you very much, and we really hope to see you and your friends at our October 8th reading clubs in-person and on campus!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, & Talethe Collins
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
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OCTOBER 2022
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 16 32
Esperanza 22 38
Gratts 15 25
Los Angeles 22 49
MacArthur Park 8 27
Magnolia 11 33
Politi 8 35
White 15 26
TOTAL 117 265
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