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May 16, 2024

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Last Saturday we had 330 kids, 202 volunteers, 69 parents, and 21 teachers & staff join together for our May 11th reading clubs, our 25th Anniversary!

Kindergartner with their crafts at MacArthur Park Elementary   2nd graders showing their crafts at Politi Elementary
(Click on either image to see it full size)

We had 50 more kids attend this May than last May!

Our first reading clubs were held at Gratts Elementary in May 1999, and thanks to volunteers like you we have since given away more than 284,000 books!


Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Friendship & Fun" clubs, then "join" the June 8th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!

These June reading clubs take place while our partner schools are still in session, so we'll need hundreds of volunteers for these June reading clubs. Please sign up early and recruit your friends, co-workers, and family members as volunteers!

Volunteers at White Elementary
Volunteers at White Elementary


Veteran volunteers help out with logistics
We urgently need experienced volunteers to take on more leadership with us by helping train new and returning volunteers, being a GLC, or especially being a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

If you can help in any of those roles, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to help create wonderful reading clubs!



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

Reading to Kids turned 25 years old at these May 11th reading clubs, and 150 volunteers and supporters celebrated this milestone that evening!

Click on the photo above for a slideshow of photos taken by our rock star volunteer Chris Martin (he's wearing the bow tie in the above photo).

His slideshow starts with photos of volunteers gathering at El Cholo for lunch immediately after the reading clubs, then covers our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Casino Night that evening! You may recognize a few faces!

Click this link for the event's program, including funny song lyrics and who helped us create such a special evening.

Our Special Events Committee planned this event over the past four months, and we especially thank the following folk who volunteered during our party to create such a fantastic time for everyone!

Daniel Altman
Sarai Benitez
Robert Coombs
Darcy Diamond
Seth Dorfman
Jun Jiang
Candice Courtney McFadyen
Margie McFadyen
Chris Martin
Delia Mendoza
Allison Moore
Rose Morris
Carrie Orchard
Tanea Robinson
Prince Selvage
Kori Wilson

We sincerely thank all of our attendees that evening! Please email at info@readingtokids.org with any feedback on this event so we can learn how to create magnificent events in the future!

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


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)

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JUNE 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 10 20
Esperanza 8 29
Gratts 6 20
Los Angeles 12 26
MacArthur Park 7 32
Magnolia 14 27
Politi 12 29
White 11 27
TOTAL 80 210
JUNE Books. . .
Kindergarten book
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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