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Reading to Kids News
March 28, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

BUY A READING TO KIDS T-SHIRT
BY 11:55PM TONIGHT!

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

It's the last few hours to get your very own Reading to Kids t-shirt!

We have a group order ending tonight, March 28th, at 11:55PM, 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 midnight, the less expensive they will be!

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APRIL 13TH READING CLUBS

Volunteers at MacArthur Park Elem. reading to Kindergartners

We have about 40 more open spots for our April 13th "The Wonders of Science & Technology" clubs, so click here to submit your RSVP!

Then "join" the April 13th reading club event on Facebook to let your know your friends about Reading to Kids!

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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GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY 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!

We've even begun posting the raffle prizes you can win that night!

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

Team Reading to Kids Big 5K runners

Team Reading to Kids is still recovering from running 320 miles back on 3/16 and 3/17 at the 2024 Los Angeles Marathon and Big 5K!

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 $11,883, 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

Team Reading to Kids LA Marathon runners
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Thank you for your support!

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 29 29
Esperanza 21 33
Gratts 23 27
Los Angeles 35 36
MacArthur Park 25 29
Magnolia 28 30
Politi 18 29
White 23 28
TOTAL 202 241
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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