FedEx delivers on building garden at Euclid Elementary

November 10, 2011

FedEx volunteers will work their green thumbs to create an outdoor garden oasis for students at Euclid Elementary School this Thursday.  The project, sponsored by FedEx in partnership with the Theodore Payne Foundation for the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program, includes the installation of native plants, a raised pathway, reading benches, and a watering system that utilizes run-off from rain water.  The Theodore Payne Foundation designed the space, selected appropriate native plants, and will be leading the implementation of the project on Thursday.  This is the second of two gardens sponsored and built by FedEx in partnership with the Payne Foundation for LA’s BEST sites.  The first garden was built in the Spring of 2011 at Burbank Elementary School.

 

WHO:

Around 35 FedEx volunteers

Lisa Novick, Director of Outreach and K-12 Education, Theodore Payne Foundation

WHEN:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

WHERE:

Euclid Elementary

806 Euclid Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90023

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

VISUAL:

FedEx volunteers planting native plants, building raied pathway and installing reading benches for garden at Euclid Elementary.

About LA’s BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 186 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. LA’s BEST is part of Beyond the Bell, whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. For more information, please visit www.lasbest.org.

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