Read-Aloud's Appreciation Lunch, East Bay Gives, outreach opportunities, etc

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Appreciation Lunch

Friday May 1, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington

Thank you again for a successful year with the five elementary schools in Richmond and San Pablo.  Without you, our readers, at the heart of the program we could not have provided: the 5,500 books to children and $70,000 of volunteer worth to the district.

If you have not RSVP’d, please do so as soon as you can.  We want lunch to be special and we want to have enough delicious food for everyone!
We are honored to be included in the East Bay Gives local, nonprofit 24-hour fundraiser.This event takes place on May 5th and will last from 12:00 AM until 11:59 PM.Last year, Read-Aloud raised over $3,000 through donations from friends and families of the program.We are hoping to match this amount in May.East Bay Community Foundation is hosting the event and will give prizes hourly to programs that receive funding on line in that hour.
We are delighted to see our partnership grow with the San Pablo Police department. They have always supported our Live Scan process and now, we have police officers as readers at Downer Elementary School. Thank you so much San Pablo Police Department!
Check out the website. 
It is not to be confused with our site, but is a partner whose national campaign is to get families to read aloud for at least 15 minutes a day. It has great resources to share with families and friends.

In Memoriam:

We say goodbye to longtime generous supporters of the program, Ruth Vurek, a reader, and Carol Elmstedt, a substitute reader.
Saturday and Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015—Downtown Berkeley
Read-Aloud will be part of the First Annual Bay Area Book Festival: 
We are looking for volunteers to work for a couple of hours along side board members and staff.  Will you join us?  Please contact the office if you are interested in sharing your experiences with potential readers.  And, it will be a great literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.

Stay tuned for our 20th Anniversary Event:
We are planning to have an event to celebrate 20 years of the Read-Aloud Program.  The tentative weekend date is June 27th or 28th.  More details to follow in the next few weeks.  But try to save that weekend for celebrating all that you do!  This event will be open to children and families and our partners.

There is still a possibility of a Summer Program.  We will know by May 15th, and will let you know by then.

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