Griffin Avenue Elementary School

Los Angeles, CA


During the three-week read-a-thon students from Griffin Avenue Elementary School kept journals to document their reading. Altogether they read 62,777 pages. A third grader from Mrs. Garcia-Leo’s class was the top reader in the entire school, reading 12,665 pages! Griffin, along with USC’s Good Neighbors Campaign, donated 36 copies of the bilingual edition of The Jester Has Lost His Jingle and 36 Jester & Pharley Dolls to Adventist Health White Memorial, in Los Angeles, for use with their young patients.

Adventist Health’s Araceli Marquez attended the read-a-thon recognition assembly to accept the Jester book and doll donation. “It is such an inspiration to see you, our community’s children, work so hard and complete a read-a-thon for the purpose of helping those under unfortunate circumstances,” Araceli told Griffin students, teachers and staff.