Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation to build third Reading Garden on April 28

Players, Volunteers & Students to Take Part in Installation

The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and The Home Depot Carson and Lakewood stores will be installing a Reading Garden at Leapwood Avenue Elementary School, winner of the 2011 Reading Garden Challenge on Thursday, April 28. Noah’s Bagels of Manhattan Beach and Starbucks of Carson will be providing morning refreshments and Panera Bread of Carson and Torrance will be catering lunch for volunteers. Lakeshore Learning Materials will be donating outdoor seating cushions for the Reading Garden.

Read: Leapwood Elementary wins 2011 Reading Garden Challenge

LA Galaxy players, volunteers from the Galaxy, The Home Depot Center, and The Home Depot Carson and Lakewood stores along with Leapwood Avenue Elementary School students will be painting, installing planters, building benches and planting flowers. After the Reading Garden is completed, Galaxy players will read to students.

The Reading Garden is funded with proceeds from the 2010 How Suite It Is! fundraiser, and contributions from the Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and The Home Depot. In addition, Lakeshore Learning Materials, as a contributing sponsor, will be donating seat cushions for the Reading Garden.

On Saturday, August 20, the Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation and The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation will host the 2011 How Suite It Is! fundraiser prior to the Galaxy’s home game against the San Jose Earthquakes to raise funds for additional Reading Gardens.

For more information on the Reading Garden Challenge and to view images from last year’s Reading Garden, click here.