6th Annual Gift of Reading

Magical day as we transformed Van Nuys Civic Center into a winter wonderland with REAL SNOW for our 6th Annual Gift of Reading. Hundreds of kids selected by elementary schools throughout CD6 received free books and backpacks. As the product of public schools and a former LAUSD School Board member, I know how crucial it is to promote early literacy so our kids can experience all the social, imaginative and educational advantages that reading brings.

As always, we couldn’t have done it without help from North Valley Caring Services and our partners, as well as children’s authors and illustrators Patty Rodriguez, Los Angeles Public Library, Susan Schaefer Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher.