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February 15, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday, 441 kids, 220 volunteers, 71 parents, and 25 teachers & staff helped to make our February 10th reading clubs a success!

Kids enjoyed creating Valentine crafts, with one 3rd grade boy at Politi creating a Valentine dragon who breathed fire!

4th Grade craft at Charles White Elementary          3rd grader's dragon craft at Politi Elementary
(Click on either image to see it full size)
3rd grade craft at MacArthur Park Elementary
(Valentine's Day craft at MacArthur Park Elementary. Click on the above image to see it full size)

Volunteers Jade Marcelin and Paul Heinzman each brought microscopes for 2nd graders to view a fly's mouth, mosquito larvae, a bee's wing, and other things after reading Rosalind Looked Closer: An Unsung Hero of Molecular Science. Click the below photos to see them full size!

2nd graders viewing through a microscope at MacArthur Park Elementary          A 2nd grader viewing through a microscope at MacArthur Park Elementary
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MARCH 9TH READING CLUBS

Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!   Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Music & Entertainment" clubs, then "join" the March 9th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!

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

The Potential Lunatics performing at Politi Elementary

Generous musicians will be sharing the gift of music with students at each of our eight schools. We'll soon share who will be performing at your school!

OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED MAR. 9TH

David Rickard and Site Coordinator Mark May receiving their 260th and 250th Milestone Certificates at Esperanza
(David Rickard and Site Coordinator Mark May receiving their 260th and 250th Milestone Certificates at Esperanza. Click on the image to see it full size.)

We urgently need experienced volunteers to take on more leadership with us by helping train new and returning volunteers, being a GLC, or especially being 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!

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READING TO KIDS
25TH ANNIVERSARY
PARTY PLANNING

Our Special Events Committee continues planning our 25th Anniversary party on May 11th!

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
ZOOM MEETING
NEXT THUR. 2/22 AT 7PM

If you want to help plan the party, join us Thursday, February 22nd for our next Special Events Committee Zoom meeting from 7pm - 8:30pm!

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

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CAN'T RUN 26 MILES OR 5K?
THEN DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR
MARATHON RUNNERS
AND/OR HAND OUT WATER DURING THE RACE!

Help represent Reading to Kids during the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17th by handing out water to the runners!

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 9 at Hollywood Blvd & Hobart Blvd., on Sunday, March 17th from 5am - 11am.

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids, so just complete the form and sign up to volunteer!

Supporting our runners at the water station

If you can't join us at the above, then donate your support!

Our 2024 runners have until March 17th 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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PLEASE HELP US FIND
BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS

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

Our next fundraising events will be on May 11th and in the fall, so we need your help gathering prizes for silent auctions and 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, March 9th!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, & Ciara Kelly
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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Make a donation:
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MARCH 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 11 23
Esperanza 7 23
Gratts 15 31
Los Angeles 16 45
MacArthur Park 34 34
Magnolia 12 33
Politi 9 29
White 10 31
TOTAL 114 249
MARCH 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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