The LA Kings have partnered with Reading is Fundamental of Southern California to help promote our education programming including Bailey’s LA Kings Royal Readers and LA Kings Book Drives. LA Kings fans donated 404 new and gently used books to the Kings games on Feb. 18 and 25. During playoffs, the Kings will be donating the 404 books to two locations which RIFSoCal has selected.
Bailey, Ice Crew, and representatives from the LA Kings Community Relations Department will be in attendance at the event.
Maryvale Date: Thursday, April 19th Time: 4:00 - 4:45pm Address: 7600 East Graves Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770 Donating the 114 Adult books and the 85 young adult books collected during the book drive
Beverly WIC Center Date: Wednesday, April 25th Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm Address: 277 S. Atlantic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90022 Donating the 205 children’s books collected during the book drives
About Reading is Fundamental http://rifsocal.org/
Mission Statement: To promote literacy and motivate children to read by building at-home libraries for underserved children in Greater Los Angeles.
Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California’s primary goal is to compel children to read by putting books of choice in the hands of those who otherwise would not have access to them - books they will be excited to read purely for pleasure. We seek to create a culture of literacy and an environment that supports it by building the home libraries of children and fostering a community that rallies around literacy.
History Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California started in 1972 and has grown to become the largest multi-site program. As an independent 501c3 organization with its own Board of Directors, Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, we have been cited as a model for running a successful multi-site program by RIF and both our volunteers and programs have received national recognition for their excellence. In June 2007, we received Program Excellence Honors from national RIF in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Only 25 of RIF’s more than 4,100 chapters received this honor.
About Maryvale: Maryvale was founded in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity as the first orphanage for the growing city of Los Angeles. It has operated continuously since then, evolving to respond to the changing needs of the families and the children of Los Angeles. The Vincentian Core Values of respect, compassionate service, simplicity, advocacy for the poor and inventiveness to infinitely form the foundation for the organization.
About Beverly WIC: The PHFE-WIC Program, a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), is a federally funded food and nutrition education program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children under the age of five who are low to moderate income (up to 185% of federal poverty level) and at nutritional risk. WIC services include individual and group nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and education, supplemental food checks and referrals to health, welfare and community services.