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Reading to Kids News
February 29, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Reading to Kids 25th Anniversary Celebration on May 11th save-the-date graphic
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MARCH 9TH READING CLUBS: LEADERS WANTED

Happy Leap Day! Our March 9th "Music & Entertainment" reading clubs have filled up nicely, though we may have a few open spots open up as people realize they need to cancel.

Volunteers preparing at the reading clubs

If all of our reader spots are full when you check our website, please keep checking back over the next week for new spots that often become open.

Volunteers and the kids will also enjoy these music performers at each school!

(If you have signed up and can't make it after all, please cancel your RSVP online immediately to make room for another volunteer.)

LEAD VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

Site Coordinators at Politi Elementary

With only three employees at Reading to Kids, we rely on dedicated Site Coordinators to keep our program running smoothly each month.

We also need experienced volunteers to help train new and returning volunteers, be a GLC, or especially to be an Operations Helper and reader at any of our schools.

If you have volunteered with us before, e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to tell us the above role you would like to take on to help create wonderful reading clubs!

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READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS
NEEDED NEXT WEEK!

Sample flyers

Next Thursday or Friday for an hour or two between 7:30am and 2:30pm, we need your help conducting quick classroom walk-throughs to encourage kids to come to our March 9th reading clubs.

We are especially looking for volunteers who can pass out flyers to parents when school lets out at around 2:15pm next Friday, Mar. 8th.

This can be a lot of fun and we'll provide everything you need. Please reply to info@readingtokids.org or call the office at (310) 479-7455 if you can be an Ambassador for an hour or two next week!
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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!

They have been training for months, and so far our runners have raised $5,800 in support of our monthly reading clubs.

Your donation will make all their months and miles of training pay off in books for the kids we serve!

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 & RAFFLE 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 raffles, 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 help with any of the above!

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)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
www.twitter.com/readingtokids
www.readingtokids.blogspot.com

Make a donation:
www.readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpDonate.php

MARCH 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 29 29
Esperanza 23 23
Gratts 31 31
Los Angeles 41 41
MacArthur Park 41 41
Magnolia 38 38
Politi 29 29
White 31 31
TOTAL 263 263
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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