As part of AEG’s ‘Season of Giving’ program, the company’s annual initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness for non-profit organizations, schools and other entities that serve youth and families residing in low income households in Los Angeles County, AEG’s corporate leaders along with 200 Los Angeles-based AEG employees participated on Dec. 19 in the company’s annual Service Day at South Park Elementary School in South Los Angeles.
The AEG ‘force’ was joined by employees of Nederlander Concerts, with whom AEG recently partnered with to jointly bid on the management contract for the City of Los Angeles owned Greek Theater.
In addition to the beautification tasks, AEG and the Nederlander Concerts jointly made a $10,000 donation to purchase new computers and other technology for the school in addition to funding specific programs identified by teachers. The donation will also be used to purchase musical instruments, sports equipment and other supplies needed for classroom instruction.
“AEG’s acts of kindness serve as a positive incentive for our students and help to assist them achieve the academic excellence expected from our student body,” said Dennis Shaffer, principal of South Park Elementary School. “This donation helps to purchase and create a second Technology Center for our 3rd-6th grade students as they further their studies. The new computers will not only enable our students to have access to technology, but will inspire our students to seek possible careers in the technology field and other industrial careers.”
The tasks completed by the energetic group of dedicated volunteers included the painting of interior and exterior murals and other beautification assignments on the Los Angeles Unified School District elementary school campus located in the South Park Community. The event was organized with the assistance of City Year, an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partner with public schools to provide full-time targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out.
“We are thrilled to be able to support the efforts of the administrators, staff and faculty at South Park Elementary School in ensuring that students have the resources they need to be successful,” said Martha Saucedo, executive vice president, External Affairs, AEG.
Now in its sixth year, AEG’s Season of Giving is the company’s annual initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness for non-profit organizations that serve youth and families residing in low income households in Los Angeles County. During the month of December, a different non-profit organization will be highlighted during brief programs at the Los Angeles Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE each week in December.