--by Southland Irregulars
We are honored to say we are participating in a “Books & Bucks” Drive to benefit the libraries of Leapwood Avenue Elementary in Carson, and Children’s Hospital L.A.
If you donate a book from this list or this list at our tailgate, it will be used for the school library at Leapwood Avenue Elementary near the stadium. Their library sorely needs refreshing, and this is an opportunity for that to not only happen, but also be the cornerstone for use at a new garden space/outdoor classroom.
If you make a monetary donation at the tailgate, it will be utilized for the Literally Healing Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which uses books as gifts for patients and their families to provide them with a source of entertainment and education during their recovery. This program gifts over 42,000 free brand new books to patients and their siblings every year. These monetary donations are suited for the hospital due to limited space to hold books and the flexibility to make “on-demand” book purchases based on need of patients.
We are also honored to be raffling off to those who donate at the tailgate a “You Are Loved” scarf, autographed by our own MVP, Diego Valeri. Each book donated, or each monetary donation in increments of $10, will receive a raffle ticket. The draw will take place prior to our entry into the stadium.
If you are outside of the area, or unable to make it to the tailgate, you can still participate in the drive.
Please ship books for Leapwood Ave Elementary to:
Timbers Army Drive
c/o LA Galaxy Foundation
18400 Avalon Blvd., Suite 200
Carson, CA 90746
Monetary Donations for the Literally Healing Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles may be made here. Enter Timbers Army in the “reference” section of the form.