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Reading to Kids News
March 7, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Our March 9th "Music & Entertainment" reading clubs take the stage this Saturday, and we may need a few more volunteer readers!

We also have talented musicians joining us at each school - click here to find out who will be performing!

Liz Fohl performing at White Elementary

All of our reader spots were full when we sent this message, but please keep checking back today and tomorrow before 3pm for new spots in case someone has to cancel.

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

9 MORE OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS
ALSO NEEDED THIS SATURDAY

Have you volunteered with us a few times recently? Then this Saturday would be a great time to step into any of our vital Operations roles - all training very pleasantly provided!

Please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can volunteer for any of the following roles this Saturday:

- GLC at Esperanza (3rd, 4th, or 5th)
- Training Coordinator at Esperanza, Los Angeles, MacArthur Park, or White
- Check-in Helper at Gratts or White
- Site Operations Helper at 8am at any school - your Site Coordinators need your help!

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READING TO KIDS AMBASSADORS
WANTED TOMORROW!

Sample flyers

Tomorrow 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 tomorrow.

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

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners

Please support Team Reading to Kids as they run the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17th or the LA Big 5K on March 16th!

They 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!

They have been training for months, and so far our runners have raised $6,207 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.

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!

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Reading to Kids 25th Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night on May 11th flyer
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PLEASE HELP US FIND
RAFFLE ITEMS & BINGO PRIZES

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 more 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.

You may have gift cards you haven't used which would make excellent prizes if you'd like to donate them to us! E-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to arrange mailing them to us!

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BUY A READING TO KIDS T-SHIRT!

(Click on each photo below to see a larger version.)
Reading to Kids t-shirt front     Reading to Kids t-shirt back

It's time once again to get your very own Reading to Kids t-shirt!

We have a group order ending on March 28th, so please head over to our Order a T-Shirt link for all the details on how you can order your own shirt like the one shown above.

That Order a T-Shirt link is also available in the lower left-hand side of our website. The more t-shirts ordered by the 28th, the less expensive they will be!

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Thanks, and please let us know if you can help for this Saturday's "Music & Entertainment" reading clubs!

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 39 39
Politi 29 29
White 30 30
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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