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23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day

On Saturday May 18, 2019 at Woodley Park we hosted our 23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day.  Annabelle Godwin Play Day (AGPD) is one of the largest events in the San Fernando Valley that is geared towards children 0-5 and their families. Thanks to generous sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and dedicated staff, CCRC was able to offer resources that encourage healthy living, early education, and family well-being for over 5,000 families.

We know that literacy and nutrition are vital to a healthy community. During the course of the day we gave away 13,000 pieces of fresh fruits and vegetables and over 3,000 books. Ten years ago CCRC pledged to collect and give away 100,000 books per year as part of our What a Difference a Book Makes campaign. 2019 marks one million books that have been placed in the hands of children in Southern California!

AGPD story time Children enjoyed over 70 interactive and educational booths and activity stations. Many of the booths were hosted by local child care providers coupled with CCRC activity areas that promoted play as the primary means by which children grow and develop in all areas of their lives, regardless of their abilities.

One major highlight of the day, was the performance by Copali Copili Aztec Dancers. They delighted the kids with song, dance and important lessons regarding the world around them.

There were volunteer groups that helped make the day great. We’d like to thank DBS Bank, Granada Hills Charter High School and Birmingham High School. 

If you are looking for ways to support your community, we ask you to join CCRC’s School Supply Drive this summer. Many parents have a difficult choice at the start of every school year: clothes for their kids or school supplies, rent or school supplies and, in some cases, food or school supplies. Help us make the school year successful for both students, families and teachers by the simple act of providing school supplies. 

AGP conclusion

We had a blast at AGPD, check out the video below to see more! We hope to see you again next year. If you would like more information on how to be a part of the School Supply Drive, please call 818-717-1036.

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