The Home Depot Center and Los Angeles Galaxy Foundations Announce 2010 Reading Garden Challenge

by laliveinsider on Wed., Feb 17 at 09:00 AM

February 17, 2010

Elementary schools in Carson, Compton, Gardena, Long Beach, Lomita, Lynwood, Torrance and the Beach cities are invited to participate in the 2010 Reading Garden Challenge, a joint initiative of the The Home Depot Center Chartable Foundation, the LA Galaxy 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 answering the Challenge Questions for the opportunity to have a Reading Garden built at their school. The top five schools with the most completed entries will be entered into a random drawing conducted by The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation, the LA Galaxy Foundation and The Home Depot.

The winning school will have a Reading Garden built at their school by the The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation, the LA Galaxy Foundation and The Home Depot on Earth Day on April 22.

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 19-22, 2010

For more information on the Reading Garden Challenge and to view images from last year's Reading Garden build, please visit www.lagalaxy.com (Community section) or www.homedepotcenter.com (Foundation section).

This year's Reading Garden will be built utilizing proceeds from last season's third annual How Suite It Is! Fundraiser, presented by The Home Depot, Watson Land Company, The Estates Group and Signature Magazine.

-- www.homedepotcenter.com on the campus of www.csudh.edu --

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