At the start of this year, a 12x8 foot space became available on site in the Hope Gardens learning center for a children's library. The library will join Hope Gardens' computer lab, youth rec room and tutoring classrooms to support Hope Gardens programs for the kids to learn and develop.
We wanted the library to be more than a bare room with bookshelves, so we worked with CalArts and the Hope Gardens staff to come up with this library mural designed by CalArts students. Mural paint has been donated and painting will begin after the first of the year. We're raising funds now so our team can outfit the library and make it a comfortable reading space for the mothers and kids at Hope Garden. Our goal is to reach $5,000 by year end 2020 for a kids' table and chairs, bean bags, a comfy recliner for the moms to read to their kids and a complementary rug to furnish the library. Our target goal will cover the costs of the furniture, including shipping and assembly, and a stipend for the mural painters.
Since we can't gather this holiday season, your donation will make completion of the library possible. Please consider a Christmas gift to the children of Hope Gardens by making your donation - the gift of reading is a lasting one. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our 2021 book party.
Sally, Anne and Jeralyn
- Jeralyn Keller
- Elizabeth Sheets
- Penny Akashi
Fundraising team: Hope Gardens Library Supporters (4)
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