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 www.lagalaxy.com/reading-garden.
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 www.lagalaxy.com/reading-garden or www.homedepotcenter.com (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.