Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Galaxy Foundation to Build Reading Garden Wednesday

The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and The Home Depot will build a Reading Garden at President Avenue Elementary School in Harbor City, Calif. on Wednesday. For the school, the Reading Garden will enhance their language arts, science and math instruction as well as foster parent involvement.

Serving as the Galaxy’s Earth Day initiative, volunteers from Home Depot stores throughout the area, the LA Galaxy and The Home Depot Center along with President Avenue Elementary School students will build planters and plant flowers for the new Reading Garden.

In addition, Galaxy players A.J. DeLaGarza, Alan Gordon and Tony Sanneh will be on hand for the build.

The Reading Garden is funded with proceeds from the Galaxy's August 2008 How Suite It Is! Fundraiser and a $4,000 donation from The Home Depot.

Additional contributions were made by Albertsons, the America the Beautiful Fund, JAKKS Pacific, the National Education Association, and Panera Bread Carson and Torrance.

Earlier today, The Home Depot hosted a clinic for students to paint pots and build birdhouses along with staff and volunteers from the Galaxy and The Home Depot Center.

Here are a few photos from today’s preparations.

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