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Reading to Kids News
April 18, 2024
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday we had a wonderful time as 423 kids, 208 volunteers, 29 parents, and 21 teachers & staff helped to make our April 13th reading clubs a success!

Below is a sample of the bubble gum craft Kindergartners created after hearing Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum.

Kindergarten crafts at Los Angeles Elementary
(Kindergarten crafts at Los Angeles Elementary. Click on the above image to see it full size)

At MacArthur Park volunteer Paul Heinzman guided the 4th graders to create their own rocket ship crafts after enjoying Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Blasts Off!.

4th grade craft at MacArthur Park Elementary
(4th grade craft at MacArthur Park Elementary. Click on the above image to see it full size)
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LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
THIS WEEKEND, APRIL 20-21:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN OUR BOOTH

Volunteers at the Reading to Kids Festival of Books booth

The Festival of Books is this weekend, 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, reply or e-mail info@readingtokids.org.

Our booth (#133) will be located on Trousdale, just north of Tommy Trojan. Come visit us!

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MAY 11TH READING CLUBS

Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales" clubs, then "join" the May 11th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Volunteers and kids at MacArthur Park Elementary

We'll need hundreds of volunteers for these May reading clubs, so be sure to sign up early and recruit your friends, co-workers, and family members as volunteers!

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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!

Last week we updated our list of 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

25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


If $40 is a little pricey or you just like to help, we also need another 10 volunteers for the following roles:

     Catering volunteer helpers
     Set-up assistants
     Bartending volunteer helpers
     Attendee Check-in Helpers
     Raffle Tickets Managers
     Take-down assistants

If you can volunteer at this event on May 11th for two or more hours from as early as 4pm until the end, please call us at (310 479-7455 or email us at info@readingtokids.org!

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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Thanks, and we hope we'll see you at any or all 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
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Make a donation:
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MAY 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 13 32
Esperanza 6 23
Gratts 10 29
Los Angeles 10 38
MacArthur Park 8 29
Magnolia 11 30
Politi 15 29
White 11 28
TOTAL 84 238
MAY 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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