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Book Fair

ABC LogoCreate Now received more than 5,000 books for children and teens through ABC-TV, Disney, Marvel and First Books. These high-quality books were distributed on Saturday afternoon, April 5th to hundreds of children in our neighborhood, as well as to groups of troubled kids from shelters, group homes and other agencies in our network.

Hope Street Center LogoOur collaborator was the Hope Street Family Center, which is a community outreach benefit program of California Hospital Medical Center that provides in-home and on-site educational, health wellness, behavioral health, developmental, and social services that support children and families. They are located directly across Disney Logothe street from our office on Hope Street and Venice Blvd. Adjacent to both of our offices is a pocket-park that was the site for our Book Fair.

Hundreds of disadvantaged children and youth from our neighborhood in the South Park district (Downtown near STAPLES and the Convention Center) Marvel logoreceived many books that are age-appropriate. They also participated in our fun Arts and Crafts Workshops. To encourage literacy, the kids decorated bookmarks, and they made FirstBook Logocolorful tambourines. There were also face-painters and a Children's Talent Show with prizes for all the participants.
None of this would have been possible without our sponsors: ABC7, First Book and First 5 LA, and all of our wonderful volunteers!

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Create Now is proud to have been a participant in the 2013 Annenberg Alchemy program.

Create Now is proud to have been selected as a 2013 Top-Rated Education Nonprofit by Guidestar and Great Nonprofits.

LA County Arts Council LogoCreate Now is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.