Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Reading Garden Challenge

CARSON, Calif. – The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation is inviting Carson, Compton, Gardena, Long Beach, Lomita, Lynwood, Torrance and Beach cities’ elementary schools to participate in the third annual Reading Garden Challenge, a joint initiative of the Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation, and The Home Depot.

The Reading Garden Challenge encourages schools and students (grades K-5) to focus on Earth Day by reading Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and creating 8.5” x 11” posters based on one of the following environmentally friendly themes: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, Save a Tree, Don’t Waste Water, and Conserve Energy. Posters should be designed according to specifications which can be found at

The top five (5) schools with the most posters submitted reflecting the themes will be entered into a random drawing conducted by the LA Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and The Home Depot to have a Reading Garden built at their school.

All schools interested in participating must meet the following criteria (additional restrictions may apply):

  • Have a viable 40’ x 30’ grass or dirt space available for the Reading Garden
  • District approval for the build including Risk Management and District Carpenter
  • Staff available to maintain the garden
  • Agreement to review of garden maintenance
  • Available for installation April 11-15, 2011

For more information on the Reading Garden Challenge and to view images from last year’s Reading Garden, please visit or (Foundation section). For additional information, please call the LA Galaxy Foundation at (310) 630-2200.

This year’s Reading Garden will be built utilizing proceeds from last year’s fourth annual How Suite It Is! Fundraiser, presented by The Home Depot and Watson Land Company.

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