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PhiLAnthropist: Read to Kids This Weekend

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The loss of 1.25 million jobs (yeah, 1,250,000!) in the last three months clearly has an impact on the demand (and need) for social services. On the flip side, the not-for-profits are struggling as they face budget cuts and sharp declines in donations. An increase in demand coupled with a decrease in supply...not too encouraging, especially around the holidays. Sunday's LA Time's included a "Guide for the Newly Poor" (h/t LA Homeless Blog) .On that note, here are some upcoming volunteer opportunities for the week.

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Read to Kids this Saturday
Reading to Kids is a fun and easy way to get involved in the community, especially if you are looking for something with children that does not require a long term commitment. The reading clubs meet at seven different elementary schools around downtown LA on the second Saturday of the month. Sign up ahead of time at readingtokids.org.