We had a blast reading with you on May 11th! This month 704 kids, 323 volunteers, 80 parents, and 20 teachers & staff joined us for a morning of “Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairytales.”
Together we discovered a world of enchanted pottery, wishing sticks, dragons, princes, and even the occasional talking fox! Thank you for making these stories jump off the page and for lending your artistic talents to our craft time. We saw fantastic Mother’s Day cards, wishing sticks, and animal masks on display at Charles White Elementary!
Volunteers also joined us for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's this past Wednesday night. We enjoyed a full house of bingo players and Reading to Kids fans. Bingo Boy and his Bingo Hostesses, Willam and Roxy, kept the games hopping and the energy flowing. Our 10 bingo winners were delighted with the prizes they won, all of which were donated by generous supporters such as the LA Opera, Kendall's Brasserie and Bar, USC Bookstores, Chivas USA, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, In-N-Out, Tommy's, and Pink's Famous Hot Dogs. Click here if you'd like to see Reading to Kids volunteer Chris Martin’s wonderful bingo photographs.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening, though there were many, was a surprise song and workout led by the one-and-only Richard Simmons! To top it off, Mr. Simmons outbid himself on a pair of Disneyland Park-Hopper tickets—very exciting, indeed!
If you missed out on Legendary Bingo or our May clubs, be sure to kick off summertime with our June 8th “Superheroes and Super People” Reading Clubs! We’ll travel to planet Jurassica, meet a young Malawian inventor, and so much more! Grab a cape, get your Batmobile out of storage, and meet us next month.
Also, please be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming June 18th Benefit Comedy Night and Silent Auction! This side-splitting show at the Hollywood Improv will feature the hilarious Doug Benson and many other entertaining comedians.
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon!