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Reading to Kids News
January 19, 2023
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Despite a rainy three-day weekend, on Saturday we had 256 kids, 218 volunteers, 54 parents, and 32 teachers & staff make our January 14th reading clubs a success!

2nd graders enjoying a book at Charles White Elementary
(Click on the above image to see it full size)

One of the Kindergartners on Saturday printed his name when he signed in with us. Does his signature remind you of Toy Story?

Kindergartner Andy's signature
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FEBRUARY 11TH READING CLUBS

Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!   Click here to submit your RSVP for our "People & Places Around the World" clubs, then "join" the February 11th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Volunteers at Charles White Elementary

We'll need hundreds of volunteers for these February reading clubs, so be sure to sign up early and recruit your friends, co-workers, and family members as volunteers!

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MARKETING COMMITTEE ZOOM MEETING
TONIGHT, 1/19 AT 7:10PM

Tabling for Reading to Kids

Join us tonight, January 19th, for our Marketing Committee Zoom meeting from 7:10pm - 8:30pm!

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 our outreach efforts!

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9 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 two 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.

Our 2023 runners have until March 19th to reach their ambitious $20,000 fundraising goal! If you can donate a buck a mile to your favorite runner, you'll help fuel them towards the finish line!

Team Reading to Kids banner

With every mile they train and every dollar they raise, these valiant souls help you inspire kids with a love of reading.

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners
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MUSICIANS NEEDED MARCH 11TH

Our March 11th reading clubs feature "Music & Entertainment", and we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our eight partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!

Patrick White and The Julias performing at Esperanza Elementary on 3/12/16

If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with our students and volunteers, email us at info@readingtokids.org.

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PLEASE HELP US FIND
BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS

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

Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood will be some time in spring, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners!

To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates, amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and autographed items! Anything unique is great, too!

If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.
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Thanks, and we hope you can join us at our next reading clubs on Saturday, February 11th!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, & Diego Cruz
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
info@readingtokids.org
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www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
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FEBRUARY 2023
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 15 38
Esperanza 3 44
Gratts 11 21
Los Angeles 7 44
MacArthur Park 5 38
Magnolia 5 41
Politi 4 35
White 9 23
TOTAL 59 284
FEBRUARY 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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