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Reading to Kids News
March 21, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

BUY A READING TO KIDS T-SHIRT
BY MARCH 28TH!

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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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APRIL 13TH READING CLUBS

Please sign up for the next reading clubs!

Click here to submit your RSVP for our "The Wonders of Science & Technology" clubs, then "join" the April 13th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!

We need another 80 volunteers for these April reading clubs, so be sure to sign up early and recruit your friends, co-workers, and family members as volunteers!

STEP INTO A BIGGER VOLUNTEER ROLE
AT OUR APR. 13TH READING CLUBS

Volunteers at the reading clubs

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

If you can help in any of those roles, please visit our home page at www.readingtokids.org and submit your email address in the yellow box, as usual!

Then, 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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LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
APRIL 20-21:
VOLUNTEER IN OUR BOOTH

Volunteers at the Reading to Kids Festival of Books booth

This year's Festival of Books takes place April 20-21 on the University of Southern California campus. Please join us in our booth to share your enthusiasm and Reading to Kids knowledge with other book lovers!

Click here to see all available shifts. If you're interested in volunteering, e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org.

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HELP OUR MARATHON & 5K RUNNERS
REACH THEIR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

Team Reading to Kids 5K runners          Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners
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Last weekend Team Reading to Kids collectively ran 320 miles at the 2024 Los Angeles Marathon and Big 5K. Just imagine how many miles they ran in training!

Head over to the bottom of their website to see a slideshow of our runners before, during, and after their races!

They have now raised $10,574, and you can still donate to their fundraising page to help them reach their ambitious $20,000 goal!

Team Reading to Kids 2024 LA Marathon
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Team Reading to Kids water station volunteers           Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners Kim Morris and Chris Martin
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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR OUR
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
& CASINO NIGHT
ON MAY 11TH!

Reading to Kids 25th Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night on May 11th flyer

Reading to Kids turns 25 years old at our May 11th reading clubs, and tickets are available for our celebration event that evening!

Head on over to our 25th Anniversary Celebration page to buy your tickets and see all the details so far!

Our party is French Quarter / Mardi Gras / New Orleans themed as we enjoy casino table games at the beautiful Historic Woman's Club in Santa Monica!

We'll have New Orleans-style food, raffle prizes and packages to win, a live DJ, a 360° camera photo booth, and casino table games to play for fun and raffle tickets!

Enjoy Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Poker, delicious food & drinks, and an opportunity to socialize with your fellow Reading to Kids volunteer and supporters!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Tickets are $40 online before 2pm on 5/11/24, $45 at the door while tickets last. ****Guests must be 18 and over.****

Buy your 25th Anniversary Celebration tickets TODAY so that we can add your names on the 25th Anniversary Celebration details page.

If you also buy a ticket for a friend, that doubles your impact!

Reading to Kids 25th Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night on May 11th banner
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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 on October 23rd, 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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Thank you in advance for helping us with 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

APRIL 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 25 29
Esperanza 14 33
Gratts 18 27
Los Angeles 29 36
MacArthur Park 22 29
Magnolia 18 30
Politi 13 29
White 19 28
TOTAL 158 241
APRIL 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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