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Reading to Kids News
April 4, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

MacArthur Park Elem. Kindergartners with their crafts

Our April 13th "The Wonders of Science & Technology" clubs are getting pretty full, but we still have several spots available for you to click here and submit your RSVP!

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

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

8 MORE OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS
ALSO NEEDED APRIL 13TH

Have you volunteered with us a few times recently? Then April 13th 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 on April 13th:

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

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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 April 13th 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, Apr. 12th.

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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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 postcard

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're also 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! Each ticket includes $100 in gaming chips!

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

Reading to Kids 25th Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night on May 11th flyer
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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 runners with Reading to Kids volunteers at a water station


Team Reading to Kids is still raising funds for us after 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 $11,991, 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 runner DJ Watts
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Thanks, and please keep checking www.readingtokids.org over the next eight days to see if we have more open spots for our April 13th 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

APRIL 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 28 29
Esperanza 31 33
Gratts 27 27
Los Angeles 36 36
MacArthur Park 29 29
Magnolia 29 30
Politi 24 29
White 27 27
TOTAL 231 240
APRIL Books. . .
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